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December, 14, 2016
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM


Meeting Room W183


Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

If I Knew Then What I Know Now...

Clinic Synopsis:

We all have said, “If I had it to do over...,” then we followed it with a litany of what we would do differently if we could somehow jump in the illusive time machine and REDO, RELIVE, and REINVENT some aspects of our professional pathways. While we know it is impossible to bring this wish to fruition, perhaps there is value in “the wisdom of hindsight” to those who are on the front edge of their teaching careers.

Tim Lautzenheiser - Biographical Information

Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University. During this time Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in all areas of the instrumental and vocal field. Following his three years with Bands of America, he created Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization focused on the areas of positive attitude and effective leadership training. He presently holds the Earl Dunn Distinquished Lecturer position at Ball State University. Tim also is the Director of Education for Conn- Selmer, and he serves as the national spokesperson for NAfME’s “Make A Difference with Music” program. Tim is a graduate of Ball State University and the University of Alabama. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from VanderCook College of Music. Additional awards include the distinguished Sudler Order of Merit from the John Philip Sousa Foundation, Mr. Holland’s Opus Award and the Music Industry Award from The Midwest, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.