Victor V. Bobetsky began his career in music education as a middle school choral teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Named "Educator of the Year" by the Association of Teachers of New York, he went on to serve as a supervisor of music education for several urban and suburban school districts. Victor specializes in arranging music of diverse cultures for school-age voices. He has presented over thirty workshops for MENC: The National Association for Music Education at the national, regional, and local levels. Victor's choral arrangements are published by GIA, Boosey and Hawkes, Cambiata Press, and Musica Russica. His recent book, The Magic of Middle School Musicals: Inspire Your Students to Learn, Grow, and Succeed, is published by Rowman and Littlefield Education and co-published by MENC. Victor directs the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he is an associate professor in the music department.