Biographical note: Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in many musical idioms. He maintains an international career and serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University ofMichigan in Ann Arbor. Bishop’s three recordings as a leader have received widespread acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Chicago Reader, All Music Guide, Cadence Magazine, All About Jazz-New York, All About Jazz Los Angeles, and the Detroit Free Press, among others. As a composer and arranger he has received over 30 commissions; numerous residencies and awards and recognition from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the Andrew W. Melon Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A dedicated teacher and clinician, Bishop was a two time recipient of the Arthur Andersen professor of the year and the Joyce G. Ferguson Faculty Development Grant for Excellence In Teaching. He earned five degrees in music including a DMA in music composition from the University of Michigan. Bishop is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist.