Lissa Fleming May holds B.M.E., M.S., and D.M.E. degrees from Indiana University. Dr. May joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music in the fall of 1999 as Associate Professor of Music Education. A band director in Indiana for 16 years, she was most recently the Supervisor of Fine Arts for the Waterford School District in Waterford, Michigan, and is currently the chair of the jazz committee for the Indiana State School Music Association. Prior to her move to Michigan, Dr. May was Associate Professor of Bands at Purdue University, where she was responsible for the jazz studies program and served as conductor of the fall concert band. Under her direction, the Purdue jazz band toured the Far East, presenting concerts in Itako, Japan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. She was also responsible for initiating the Purdue Jazz Festival, which over the past ten years has become one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Midwest. Noted for her work as a jazz educator, Dr. May has written Getting Started with Jazz - a book written for young music educators – as well as various articles for The Musicator. She is currently active as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the Midwest.