A student of Berea High School and the Fine Arts Center, Mrs. Bishop graduated from Greenville County Schools in 1985. Following her graduation from Furman University on a violin and voice scholarship, she attended the Julliard School of Music. Mrs. Bishop won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1993 and made her MET début the following year, where she continues to be a company regular. Mrs. Bishop also maintains a close association with her home company, Washington National Opera and is a frequent guest of major opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and overseas. A widely respected teacher and passionate advocate for music education, Mrs. Bishop is the founder and head of the Potomac Vocal Institute, which aims to help singers at every level of the profession realize their own potential.