John Stoner, President/Chief Executive Officer of Conn-Selmer, Inc. announced Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser has been named as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer Inc. Tim served as the company's Executive Director of Education since 1996. In addition to the acclaimed summer event, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Division of Education continues to support music educators via many outreach programs connecting directly with music educators around the world.
Tim's books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, The Art of Successful Teaching, The Joy of Inspired Teaching, and Everyday Wisdom are best sellers. He is also co-author of Hal Leonard's "Essential Elements" band method.
President John Stoner commented, "As our educational offerings continue to expand through the various initiatives, it is imperative we support these endeavors with an ongoing commitment and dedication to excellence in every facet of Conn-Selmer's involvement with the music education community. Tim is clearly the perfect person to lead-the-way, and we are thrilled he is a key member of our Conn-Selmer family."
Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone). With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC. Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education. For more information on the complete line of instruments, services, and support available from Conn-Selmer, visit www.conn-selmer.com.