This is an article about him in our local paper The Dickson Herald:
A Dickson County native who is now choir director at a Pennsylvania college is trying to garner support to earn a Pepsi Refresh Grant to help send his youth choir to the World Choir Games in Cincinnati.
Dr. Jason Bishop grew up in Burns, graduated DCHS in 1994, and now is director of choral activities at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, in Erie, Pa. Bishop founded the multicultural Young People’s Chorus of Erie while at PSE.
The YPCE shares a mission with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, providing opportunities for children ages 7 to 18 to participate in a comprehensive choral program that celebrates diversity, multiculturalism, and equal opportunities for children from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Bishop applied for a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh program. The grants are awarded based on online voting. If the YPCE remains in the Top 15 of vote-getters come Aug. 31, they will receive the $25,000.
“We’re very excited and appreciative of all the support and I’m especially touched that my hometown… would extend its support in this way,” Bishop said.
To vote, log on to www.refresheverything.com/ypcerie and register, or follow the instructions on www.facebook.com/YPCErie.
Bishop’s parents Michael and Linda Bishop currently reside in White Bluff and his sister, Amanda Bishop, still lives in Burns.