Don Shupe, Director
Don Shupe received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1973 and his master's degree from Northwestern in 1974. He served as the Director of Bands at Libertyville High School from1974 until 2010. Under his direction, the L.H.S. Jazz Ensemble has won at least one jazz festival in 30 of his 36 years at Libertyville. Mr. Shupe is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Phi Beta Mu, and the American Bandmasters Association. Among his many career accomplishments and awards, Libertyville High School honored Mr. Shupe naming him the “Educator of the Year” for the 2001 - 2002 school year. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Bandmaster Award from Phi Beta Mu professional Music Fraternity and in 2010 was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame. Upon his retirement in June of 2010, he was honored with The John Paynter Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Quinlan and Fabish Music Company. Mr. Shupe is currently active as a guest conductor and clinician. He also works with music education students for Depaul University and the VanderCook College of Music.