Victoria Rose Bishop currently serves as Principal Flute of the Southeast Iowa Symphony, Principal Flute of the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival Orchestra, Principal Flute of the Southeast Iowa Band, Second Flute and Piccolo of the Ottumwa Symphony, Second Flute of the Quincy Symphony, and Piccoloist of the Oneota Valley Orchestra. As an active chamber musician and collaborator, Ms. Bishop is the flutist of the Durward Ensemble and the GRIT Collaborative New Music Ensemble. She also regularly performs with Orchestra Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, and the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra.
Equally committed to music education, Ms. Bishop is the Adjunct Instructor of Flute at Cornell College, Kirkwood Community College, and Mount Mercy University in Iowa, and at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri where she has been teaching Applied Flute and music courses since 2014. As a private teacher, she maintains a large flute studio of over fifty students of all ages at West Music, her home, and several local schools in the Iowa City area. In November of 2018, she co-created the Iowa City Flute Choir, a semi-professional flute choir made up of local professionals and adult amateurs in Iowa City and the surrounding areas. She has also served as the Instructor of Flute and Conductor of the New Horizon’s Flute Ensemble in Iowa City.
In March 2019, Ms. Bishop will present master classes, solo recital, and perform the Midwest Regional Premiere of Peter Senchuk’s Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble as part of her residency with the Kansas Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble. This year Ms. Bishop has been invited to give master classes and recitals at Drake University, Central College, Grand View University and a residency with her chamber ensemble, Durward, at Coe College. She has also been invited to perform at the Iowa Flute Festival, the Wisconsin Flute Festival, the Central Iowa Flute Workshop, and has given master classes at Graceland University and as a piccolo guest artist at the St. Louis Flute Fair. In September, she hosted the first annual Cornell College Flute Day for students grades 7-12 for junior high and high school honor band and all-state preparation. She commissioned Nicole Chamberlain’s The Cat’s Pajamas for the thirty two students that attended to premiere as part of the event. You can watch the premiere here!