Barry E. Kopetz received his bachelor¹s and master¹s degrees from Ohio State University and his doctorate from Indiana University, studying conducting with Frederick Fennell, Frederick Ebbs, Ray Cramer, and Donald McGinnis. Dr. Kopetz is the director of bands at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he conducts the symphonic winds, wind symphony, and various chamber wind ensembles. He has held positions at the University of Utah, the University of Minnesota, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio, as well as in the public schools of Ohio and South Carolina. As a composer and arranger, Dr. Kopetz has over 60 published works to his credit and has recently become involved in orchestrating music for film and television. He is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States and Australia, and is a frequent contributor to The Instrumentalist. Dr. Kopetz is a member of numerous professional organizations and was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1998.