John Atteberry currently teaches music at the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, where he is responsible for Middle School Orchestra, Upper School Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble, Music Theory and Musical Theater. He is also principal bassoon of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and adjunct instructor of bassoon at Pittsburg (KS) State University. In the past, he was bassoonist with the Jupiter Symphony of New York, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Princeton Chamber Orchestra, Princeton Pro Musica, the Riverside Symphonia, and many other ensembles in the New York/Philadephia area. He played in the opera orchestras for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, the Festival of the Two Worlds, in Spoleto, Italy, and the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria. He has degrees in Bassoon Performance from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and Rutgers University. John is also a published composer, with works for Handbell Ensemble, Choir, and String Orchestra available through Alfred Music, GIA Music Publishers, Beckenhorst Music Press, Grand Mesa Strings Publishing, and Choristers Guild.