Jonathan Clarke Schwabe (DMA University of South Carolina) is Professor of Theory and Composition, and chairs the composition and theory area at the University of Northern Iowa. His works have been performed at the World Saxophone Congress, the Spoleto Festival, the Eastman School of Music, the SCI Midwest Festival, the Conductor's Institute , and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Festival. His orchestral work As I Remember was performed at the Kennedy Center in the summer of 1999 and has received numerous subsequent performances in the United States and Europe. In 2000 and 2004, his operas The Hard Years (in collaboration with librettist Beth Webb Hart), and The Sojourner (based on the Carson McCullers short story) were premiered at the Maude Powell Music Festival under the direction of Kevin MacMahon. In 2007 he composed songs for the musical comedy The Bake Shop Ghost in collaboration with author Jaqueline Ogburn. In 2010 he composed the work "Follow" for wind symphony and SATB choir to commemorate a visit by the Dalai Lama. His principal teachers include Samuel Adler, John Anthony Lennon, Dick Goodwin, and Peter Hesterman. He has participated in masterclasses with David Diamond, David Amram, and Karel Husa among others. His music is published by Musikverlag Bruno Uetz and Alafia Press. email : firstname.lastname@example.org.