Three new music instructors bring expertise and insight to Interlochen Arts Academy

Tim McAllister, Andrew Bishop, and Hae Won Jang will begin teaching IAA students in fall 2024.

A professional headshot collage of Tim McAllister, Andrew Bishop, and Hae Won Jang

From left to right: Tim McAllister, Andrew Bishop, and Hae Won Jang.

Interlochen Arts Academy is welcoming three new music instructors who will begin working with students in fall of 2024. Tim McAllister and Andrew Bishop will teach saxophone, while Hae Won Jang will teach organ. These outstanding artist-educators bring a wealth of accolades, experience, and insight to their new roles.

Tim McAllister, Instructor of Saxophone, is a highly accomplished performer and instructor. He was hailed as an “exemplary soloist” (Gramophone Magazine), “a virtuoso, one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (The New York Times) and “a titan of contemporary music and the instrument, in general” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer). He is a member of the 2018 GRAMMY® Award-winning PRISM Quartet, and is credited with over 40 recordings and 200 premieres of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. He has appeared with over forty of the world's top orchestras and ensembles in twenty countries. Tim holds a doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, and has served on the faculty of Northwestern University. He currently serves as a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan.

Andrew Bishop, Instructor of Saxophone, is a versatile saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, composer, improvisor, scholar, and educator. As a composer and arranger, he has received over 25 commissions from professional organizations, universities, and numerous residencies. His three recordings as a leader received widespread acclaim from the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, the Chicago Reader, and Detroit Free Press, among others. In 2015, his recording De Profundis received a Record of the Year (Honorable Mention) by the New York Jazz Record. Additionally, he has recorded over 50 recordings as a side-musician. Bishop earned five degrees in music, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of Michigan. He was twice the recipient of the Arthur Anderson Professor of the Year Award, and received the Joyce G. Ferguson Faculty Development Grant for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2021 Harold Haugh Award for Excellence in studio teaching. He serves as Associate Professor and Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, and as director of the Interlochen Arts Camp Summer Jazz program.

Hae Won Jang, Instructor of Organ, who has served as an interim visiting instructor of Organ at the Academy from 2023-24, will be joining Interlochen’s faculty permanently in fall 2024. She comes to Interlochen from Michigan State University, where she serves as Instructor of Organ. She holds both doctorate and master's degrees in piano performance, as well as a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, all from Michigan State University. She recently completed her Master of Music in Sacred Music and Harpsichord Performance at the University of Michigan. Beyond her roles in academia, Jang has dedicated over a decade to her position as an Organist and Associate Music Director at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and St. John Student Center Parish in East Lansing.

Students at Interlochen Arts Academy have the opportunity to learn directly from outstanding faculty members—all of whom are accomplished musicians and dedicated teachers. Learn more about studying music at Interlochen Arts Academy.