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Keith Ozsvath

Keith Ozsvath

kaozsvath@gmail.com

The Innovative Music Educator - Balancing Technology & Instruction

Clinic Synopsis:

What does teaching in the 21st century look like when we have access to so many technology tools? The goal of the session is to present a balanced approach for integrating technology with traditional ensemble instruction. Elementary, middle, and high school directors will take away fresh ideas and practical examples in the areas of productivity, instruction, and assessment.

Keith Ozsvath - Biographical Information

Keith has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois, a seven-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2001. His teaching duties include band and orchestra, and directing the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning. In addition to being a dedicated middle school teacher, Keith teaches courses at VanderCook College of Music. He has presented numerous professional development sessions, including The Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. His dedication to teaching has been recognized with a Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator award in 2015 and twice by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”. In 2017, Keith was honored with an “Exemplary Educator Award” from the Batavia CANDO parent organization. In 2018, He was inducted into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Nazareth Academy High School in LaGrange Park, Illinois. Keith is co-founder and coordinator for the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium held at Ball State University. He is a member of the American School Band Directors Association, National Band Association, and Illinois Music Education Association.

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