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Dan Bishop

Location: Florida, USA
Robert D. (Dan) Bishop Jr.
(706) 766-1720 Mobile
Education            M.M., Music Ed., Vocal Performance, University of West Georgia, 1992
                              B. CH. M., Piano Performance, Shorter University, 1981
Experience         NSU University School                                                                                         2015 - Present
                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL                               
                                 Director of Arts
                                The National Cathedral                                                                                            2014 - 2015        
                                 Washington, DC
                                 Professional Chorister Substitute
                                 The Maret School                                                                                                       2014 - 2015
                                 Washington, DC
                                 Staff Accompanist
                                 The National Cathedral School                                                                            2014 - 2015
                                 Washington, DC
                                 Staff Accompanist
                                 Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church                                                                     2014 - 2015
                                 Washington, DC
                                 Staff Singer
                                 The Choral Arts Society of Washington                                                           2014 – 2015
                                 Chamber Choir
                                 Washington, DC                           
                                 The Kinkaid School                                                                                                   2009 - 2013
                                 Houston, Texas
                                 Director of Fine Arts and Choral Activities
  • Managed visual and performing arts encompassing pre-k through 12th grade   
  • Responsible for development and balancing a 0.5 million dollar budget
  • Managed curricular and extra-curricular fine arts programs, point person for all on-line and printed fine arts materials
  • Developed the fine arts calendar and coordinate contents with school calendar
  • Supervision of curriculum, staffing, scheduling and departmental policies
  • Collaborated with Principals, Dean of Faculty and Headmaster in hiring and mentoring new teachers within the department
  • Worked collaboratively with other members of the Senior Administrative Team to fulfill the mission of the school
  • Worked with Advancement and Development creating and supporting events that would maintain a close relationship with alumni and donors 
  • Collaborated with the leadership of the Fine Arts Parent Volunteers and Booster Club
  • Oversaw the student led Arts Board, which represented visual and performing arts
  • Directed the upper school Concert Choir and Encore, a musical theatre troupe, and serve as the Music Director/Vocal Coach for the upper school musical
  • Assisted the middle school choral directors as rehearsal accompanist and vocal coach
                                St. Peter’s Episcopal Church                                                                                 2007 - 2009
                                Rome, Georgia
                                Staff Singer, Assistant Conductor and Organist
                   First United Methodist Church1996 - 2003
                                Rome, Georgia
                                Graded Choir Coordinator, Staff Singer, Assistant Conductor and Organist
                                Darlington School                                                                                                       1995 - 2009
                                Rome, Georgia
                                Director of Choral Activities and Fine Arts Department Chair
  • Managed visual and performing arts encompassing pre-k through 12th grade
  • Developed and coordinated the fine arts curriculum, co-curricular courses, programs, scheduling and departmental policies and procedures
  • Developed and coordinated the fine arts calendar within the school community
  • Responsible for developing and balancing the budget
  • Managed and evaluated the middle and upper School fine arts faculty
  • Collaborated with the Fine Arts Booster Club
  • Director of Concert Choir and the girls and boys a cappella ensembles
  • Supervised upper school Assistant Choral Director
  • Conductor and Artistic Director of the Darlington Festival Singers, an alumni-faculty choir
  • Vocal Coach/Accompanist, Musical Theatre class and upper school musicals
  • Private studio voice instructor
  • Accompanist for upper and middle school choirs
  • Coordinated all concert tours and competitions, fine arts events for Admission, Alumni and Development departments
  • Chapel Organist
                                First Baptist Church                                                                                                  1977 - 1996
                                Rockmart, Georgia
                                Organist Choir Master
  • Conducted five choral groups, three handbell choirs and supervised the graded choir music program pre-k through senior adults
                                 Rockmart High School and Middle School                                                      1977 –1996
                                 Rockmart, Georgia
                                 Accompanist/Music Literary Coordinator
  • Assistant director and accompanist for all choirs, ensembles and musicals
Related Experience
                                 Professional Singer
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus/Chamber Choir, Robert Shaw 
  • A Coeur Joie France, International Choral Festival, Roy Saltzman               
  • Rome Symphony Orchestra and Festival Singers, John Ratledge
  • Fest in Hellbrunn, John Jennings
  • Shorter College Chorale, John Ratledge
  • Various churches – Requiem, Faure; Elijah, Mendelssohn; The Creation, Haydn; Messiah, Handel; Mass in G, Schubert; Sleepers, Wake!, Bach; Coronation Anthems, Handel
  • Rome Symphony Orchestra – Messiah, Handel
  • The Chamber Players of the South – The Tender Land Copeland, The Three Irish Tenors
  • Shorter College Chorale – Carmina Burana, Orff; Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; Mass in G Minor, R. Vaughan Williams; Hymn to St. Celilia, Britten; Vesperae solennes de confessore, Mozart; Christ lag in Todesbanden, Jesu, Priceless Treasure, Bach
  • Celebrity Cruises, The Neptunes
Musical Theatre Roles
  • The Fantastiks - Bellomy
  • The Civil War – Corporal William McEwen
  • The Sound of Music (Concert Version) – Captain von Trapp 
Kinkaid School
  • Created new hierarchical structure for the Fine Arts Department
  • Balanced a budget of $0.5 million and reduced the budget 8% while strengthening the curriculum and programs
  • Developed music selection policy for all classroom teaching and performances
  • Restructured audition/production process for all school musicals
  • Concert Choir and Encore received an Excellent Rating at the ISAS Arts Festival
  • Students consistently audition and placed in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All- State Choir
  • Restructured middle school choral program and curriculum separating the 7th and 8th grade into gender based choirs. 
  • 90.8% of the upper school student body is enrolled in a fine arts course or activity.  This represents an increase of 9% over a four year period
                                Darlington School
  • Developed seamless fine arts curriculum and teacher evaluation process for performing and visual arts across all three divisions
  • Restructured the middle school choral program adding a 6th grade choir
  • Reorganized the upper school choral program adding a girls and boys choir
  • Developed a private lesson studio program for the middle and upper school
  • Added a boys auditioned a cappella ensemble at the upper school
  • Organized and directed the alumni/faculty, community choir
  • Concert Choir performed at the GMEA convention
  • Concert Choir, Ladies’ and Men’s Chorale Superior ratings at GMEA Choral Festival and other festivals sanctioned by ACDA and MENC
  • Concert Choir selected to perform at the Disney Honors Inaugural Concert
  • Girl’s Trio, Boy’s Quartet and Soloists 1st place region and state at GHSA
  • Middle and upper school students were consistently placed in the GMEA and GISA All-State Choirs
  • Academic Scholarship, Shorter College
  • 1st Place Regional Award, National Association Teachers of Singing
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of West Georgia
  • Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching, Darlington School
  • Athlene Forsyth Award in Fine Arts Leadership, Darlington School
  • R. M. Yankee Faculty Award, Darlington School
  • George W. Awsumb Faculty Award, Darlington School
  • Parent’s Association Award for Significant Contributions, Darlington School
                Professional Memberships
  • American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA)
  • American Guild of Organist (AGO)
  • National Association of Music Educators (NAME)
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Disney Honors, Orlando, FL – Advisor
  • Georgia ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for High School Mixed, Male Choirs and Organizing Chair for High School Honor Choir

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