S.R. Kisselbaugh received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Research from Murray State University in Murray, KY in 2008. She attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where she earned a Master of Music in Composition in July 2010. She is currently ABD in Music Composition and Theory with a secondary in Choral Conducting at Ball State University. In May 2016, Kisselbaugh attended the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy, where her piece “Beautiful Chaos” for flute, horn, violin, and cello was performed. Her piano composition “Chiyogami Suite” was recently chosen as part of the Society of Composers, Inc. Region V Student Mixtape, the Society of Composers, Inc. 50th Anniversary Conference, and was performed in Valencia, Spain as part of the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival in July 2015. In 2013, Kisselbaugh was an integral part in creating a collaborative concert with the Ball State University Chamber Choir and the student composers. This concert is now a yearly activity and had it’s first call for works this fall. Kisselbaugh is also a member of Ball State’s SCI student chapter and has held the offices of President, Vice President, and Treasurer. At Ball State, Kisselbaugh studied composition under Eleanor Trawick, Jody Nagel, Keith Kothman, Derek Johnson,  Vera Stanojevic, Richard Pressley, and Amelia Kaplan.