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About Mr. Shipton

Neal Shipton earned his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Illinois in 2007 and his Master of Music Education from the University of Illinois in 2014. Prior to joining the music department at Geneva High School, Mr. Shipton served as Director of Bands at Belvidere North High School. Under Mr. Shipton's direction, Belvidere North students and ensembles performed with distinction at a wide variety of festivals, contests and locations, including ILMEA District VIII Concert and Jazz Festivals, the Vandercook Day of Percussion Festival, Jazz in the Meadows at Rolling Meadows High School, the Statue of Liberty, Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and the Illinois Music Education Conference, and more.

Mr. Shipton currently serves as co-Band Director at Geneva High School where he conducts Symphonic Band and Jazz Band 2, teaches Music Theory and Percussion Methods and assists with Wind Symphony and Concert Band. Along with co-Director, Pat Frederick, Mr. Shipton also conducts the Geneva High School Marching Band and Pep Bands.

Since 2014, Mr. Shipton has served as the Illinois State Chair for the Tri-M Music Honor Society. When he is not teaching, Mr. Shipton loves reading, the outdoors, playing banjo and spending time with his wife, Kelsey and their son, George.

 

 

Contact Mr. Shipton
Mr. Neal A. Shipton
Illinois Tri-M State Chair
Geneva High School 
Band Department
416 McKinley Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134 
630-463-3980 
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