Faculty, Interlochen Saxophone Institute
Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, University of Michigan
D.M.A., Composition, University of Michigan; M.M., Composition, University of Michigan; M.M., Improvisation, University of Michigan; B.M., Theory-Composition, Wichita State University; B.M., Saxophone Performance, Wichita State University
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 and Chair of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bishop’s three recordings as a leader have received widespread acclaim from national and international journals. 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. 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.