Born and reared in western Montana, Douglas E. Bush is a Professor of music at BYU. He has concertized extensively in the United States, Mexico and Europe and has been a featured soloist in several concert series. European tours have included concerts in Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway and Switzerland. He has conducted numerous master classes and workshops on organ literature, church music, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and has published both organ and choral music for church use. Scholarly activity has resulted in the publication of several articles in journals, magazines, and books, and he is currently editing an encyclopedia on the organ to be published by Routledge Press in New York City. Musicological research has focused on the use of the organ in the Roman Catholic and Protestant liturgies of the German Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as the music of Samuel Scheidt, Nicolas deGrigny and Johann Sebastian Bach. Academic awards have included several grants for European research, the Alcuin Fellowship for General Education at BYU, and several teaching awards. He has also recorded several CDs and has worked as an organ consultant.