John Stafford II is currently Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Kansas City Kansas Community College, since 2010. He holds degrees from Millikin University and Bowling Green State University, with additional doctoral choral studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Among his professional activities, Professor Stafford serves as the Jazz and Show Choir Chair of the Kansas Choral Directors Association; he is also a member of National Association for Music Educators, Jazz Educators Network, and American Choral Directors Association. He has choral music published through The Lorenz Corporation and Sound Music Publications. Also, Stafford is the Director of Choral Music at Community Christian Church in Kansas City, MO.