Stuart P. O’Neil (b. 1969) has taught vocal and instrumental music in the Kansas public school system for twelve years. He received a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Nebraska and a master of music theory degree from the University of Kansas. His compositions for choir, band, jazz band and orchestra have been performed by school, university and community ensembles throughout the Kansas City and Omaha areas. In addition to his work as a teacher and composer, Mr. O’Neil is also an arranger, accompanist, adjudicator and conductor. He currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife and two children.