Mark Lane Joins Growing Education Team at Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Elkhart, IN—Sept. 15, 2017 – Mark Lane to become an Educational Support Manager for Conn-Selmer's ever-growing Division of Education team. Residing in the Seattle/Tacoma area, Mark brings over 38 years of knowledge and experience as a distinguished music educator and will begin working for the company on January 2, 2018.

Currently, Mark is the Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at Central Washington University. Mark holds a BA from Eastern Washington University and a MA from the University of Oregon. Previously, he served on both the Oregon Music Education Association and the Washington Music Educators Association Boards. Lane has worked 14 years on the WMEA Board of Directors and was President from 2008-2010. He also was the West Division President of the National Association for Music Education from 2013-2015 and on the National Executive Board of NAfME for three years. In addition, Mark is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and conductor throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

"January begins a new chapter in my life and I am eager to begin working with schools and communities in the West region of the U.S.," says Mark. "The Conn-Selmer Division of Education cares deeply about helping band and orchestra directors and together we can seek out new ways to grow and sustain their programs."

Managing Director of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, Michael Kamphuis, remarked, "We are looking forward to adding Mark to our talented educational support team servicing the West Region of the U.S. With his many years of experience and being located in the West region, Mark, and the rest of our educational support team stand ready to lead our efforts in providing great educational tools and resources to music educators nationwide."

About the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. This mission is accomplished through five main pillars including the Educational Clinician Network, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program. Together we seek a world where every child has access to music. For more information, visit http://education.conn-selmer.com or contact us at, education@conn-selmer.com, or 574-523-0698.

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