John Prescott is a Professor of Music at Missouri State University where he teaches theory, composition, and commercial music. His works are published by Alfred Publications, Cimarron Press, Dorn Publications, Eighth-Note Press, the International Trombone Association Press, JPM Publications, Tezak Publications, TRN Publications, Warner Brothers, and Wingert-Jones Publications. His compositions include works for band, orchestra, chorus, solo and chamber works, and multi-media pieces, and have been performed nationally and internationally. Dr. Prescott holds degrees in music theory and composition from Florida State University and from the University of Kansas where he studied composition with John Pozdro and James Barnes. Dr. Prescott has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1988, and has been the recipient of an ASCAP Standard Award every year since 1989. He is also a member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).