The Conn-Selmer Division of Education increased their support and outreach through the National Association of Music Merchants, N.A.M.M. this year at the 2012 N.A.M.M. show in Anaheim, California.
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer served as the keynote speaker for N.A.M.M.’s “Education Days” in which 500 teachers from the surrounding area participated in a multi-day docket of clinics, concerts, and workshop presentations. Marcia Neel, President of Music Education Consultants, also served as one of the select clinicians. Marcia is a tenured faculty member of the Conn-Selmer Institute where she leads the college division.
In addition, Beth Sokolowski, Director of Music Education at the University of the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, and Gary Markham, Supervisor of Music in Cobb County public schools in Georgia, were presenters for the Conn-Selmer Institute, in collaboration with N.A.M.M., at sessions focusing on the critical role of the music administrator. The two day event was an extension of the music supervisor program that was initiated at the 2011 Conn-Selmer Institute held at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. Music supervisors and coordinators from several states participated in the N.A.M.M. sponsored program. Guest speakers also included Jim Frankel from Sound Tree and Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser.
“Music education has become a major investment for Conn-Selmer,” says John Stoner, President and CEO of Conn-Selmer, Incorporated. “We continue to pour resources into leadership, advocacy, and training focused on music education. With the Conn-Selmer Institute in its thirteenth year, the addition of Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser as our Vice President of Education, and the entire team of quality faculty he has assembled, we are committed to continually strengthening our position as the leader in educational support.”
For more information on N.A.M.M. visit www.namm.org. For more information on the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and Conn-Selmer Institute visit www.csinstitute.org.
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.