Scott Winship, Director of Grantmaking Programs, joined Meet The Composer, now New Music USA, as Program Manager in June 2007 and became the Director of Grantmaking Programs in November 2011. Prior to Meet The Composer, Mr. Winship served as the Associate Director and Youth Jam Coordinator for Chicago’s Rock For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Chicago’s homeless children through Holiday relief programs and Youth Jam, a free music education program. He has also served as the Development Assistant for the American Music Center.
Mr. Winship received his Master of Music in Composition degree from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Central Michigan University. His primary teachers have included Marilyn Shrude, Jeffrey Mumford, Mikel Kuehn, Phillip Grange, and David Gillingham. An avid beer fan, Mr. Winship spends most of his time aside from music refining and expanding his beer brewing knowledge.