CSI 2023 / CSI Faculty

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Meet our Conn Selmer Institute Faculty

June 11-14, 2023

Learn about our world-class faculty who are certain to share priceless information in the most engaging and inspirational fashion. All the Conn Selmer Institute clinicians are headliners in the music world. Be encouraged to reach out to your colleagues and staff. You will quickly realize the time between the classes is as equally valuable as the treasury of knowledge shared in each presentation.

Keynote Speaker Alvin Law

CSI 2023 Faculty

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

Senior Vice President of Education, Senior Educational Clinician at Conn Selmer, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Board of Directors, American Band College
  • Founder, Attitude Concepts for Today
  • Co-Author of “Essential Elements” band method
Dr. Paula Crider

Dr. Paula Crider

Senior Educational Consultant, Conn Selmer Inc.
  • Professor Emerita, University of Texas at Austin
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Co-Author, “Masterworks Studies” series, Hal Leonard
  • Author, "The Composer's Legacy: Conductors on Conducting for Wind Band", GIA
Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

Senior Educational Consultant, Conn Selmer Inc.
  • Indiana Bandmasters Association “Bandmaster of the Year” 1998-99
  • Music for All Hall of Fame 2015
  • Composer and arranger
  • Chief Judge, Bands of America
Frank Troyka

Frank Troyka

Senior Educational Consultant, Conn Selmer Inc.
  • Director of Bands, Coordinator of Fine Arts (retired), L.V. Berkner HS
  • Bands of America Hall of Fame 2016
  • Texas Bandmaster of the Year 2019
  • Senior Educator and Clinician, BD Performing Arts
Alfred L. Watkins

Alfred L. Watkins

Director of Bands, Lassiter High School GA (retired)
  • Co-founder, Musical Director and Conductor of the Cobb County Wind Symphony
  • Co-founder and President, Minority Band Directors National Association
  • Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame
Erin Cole Steele

Erin Cole Steele

Director of Educational Programs, Senior Educational Consultant, Conn Selmer Inc.
  • Former Director of Bands, Tapp Middle School, Cobb County GA
  • Contributing author, "Teaching Music Through Performance"
  • National Band Association Citation of Excellence 2003, 2008, 2015
Beth A. Fabrizio

Beth A. Fabrizio

Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Retired Director of Bands, Hilton Central School District
  • Fabrizio's Musical Concepts
  • Artist and Educational Clinician Daddario Corporation
  • Adjudicator for DCI, WGI, BOA
Frank Tracz

Frank Tracz

Director of Bands, Kansas State University
  • Adjunct Faculty, American Band College
  • Contributing author, “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band”, GIA Publications
  • Sudler Trophy Award winner, Kansas State Marching Band 2015
Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson

Assistant Professor of Music Education, Southern Methodist University
  • Founder, Young Educator Seminars
  • Texas Bandmasters Association Meritorious Achievement Award 2010
  • Phi Beta Mu Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame 2020
Dr. David Vandewalker

Dr. David Vandewalker

Coordinator of Performing Arts (Retired), Fulton County Board of Education
  • Founder, Strategic Booster System
  • Executive Director, Conn Selmer Parent Boosters Community
  • Executive Director, Servant Leadership Association for Music
Dr. Gregory Drane

Dr. Gregory Drane

Director of Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands, Penn State University
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Arranger and Drill Designer
  • Concert Band conductor & Instructor of music courses for non- majors
Larry Livingston

Larry Livingston

Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Chair, University of Southern California, Department of Conducting
  • Former Vice-President, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Former Dean, Shepherd School fo Music at Rice University
  • Founding Music Director, Illinois Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Matthew Arau

Dr. Matthew Arau

Associate Professor Music, Lawrence University
  • Founder, Upbeat Global
  • Conducting Faculty, American Band College
  • Author, “Upbeat! Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership in Music Education and Beyond”, GIA Publications
Ronald Carter

Ronald Carter

Distinguished Professor Performing & Fine Arts, UNC-Fayetteville State University
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Former Director, Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble
  • Artist, D’Addario Corporation
  • Guest conductor, artist, clinician, adjudicator
Antonio J. Garcia

Antonio J. Garcia

Founder, garciamusic.com
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Associate Jazz Editor, International Trombone Association Journal
  • Former Director of Jazz Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Author, "Cutting the Changes: Jazz Improvisation via Key Centers" and "Jazz Improvisation: Practical Approaches to Grading"
Colonel Lowell Graham

Colonel Lowell Graham

Music Director, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Former Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C.
  • President and CEO of the John Phillip Sousa Foundation
  • Past President of the American Bandmasters Association
  • Professor Emerita, University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Mary Land

Dr. Mary Land

Associate Professor of Music Education, Western Michigan University
  • Director of Instrumental Music Education, WMA
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Conductor, Interlochen Arts Camp
Dr. Myra Rhoden

Dr. Myra Rhoden

Director of Bands, Fayette County High School
  • Four-time recipient, National Band Association's Citation of Excellence
  • 2017-18 NAfME National Band Director of the Year
  • Board of Directors, Southeastern United States Honor Band Clinic, Troy University
John Phillips

John Phillips

Adjunct Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Judge Administrator for Drum Corps International
  • Board of Directors, Ontario Music Educators' Association and Ontario Band Association
  • Senior Advisor at Music Mentors International
David Starnes

David Starnes

Director of Orchestras, Kennesaw Mountain High School, GA
  • Assistant Professor, School of Music and Director of Athletic Bands, Western Carolina University
  • Director of Bands, Kennesaw Mountain High, GA
  • 2004 Bands of America Grand Nationals "AAA National Champion"
  • Design Advisor for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps
Marissa Turney

Marissa Turney

Freelance Percussion Specialist, Carmel, IN
  • Percussion Educational Staff, Mount Vernon HS (Fortville, IN)
  • Former Percussion Educational Staff, Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds
  • MM Percussion Performance, Indiana Jacobs School of Music
  • Summer Symposium Faculty, Music For All
Scott Rush

Scott Rush

Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Director Emeritus, Wando High School
  • Team Lead for the Habits Series (GIA Publications, Inc.)
  • President, Servant Leadership Association for Music (SLAM)
  • Conductor, Charleston Wind Symphony
Dr. Shelby R. Chipman

Dr. Shelby R. Chipman

Director of Bands and Professor of Music, Florida A8M University
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Former band director at Miami Central High School, FL
  • Music director/conductor of the Tallahassee Big Bend Community Orchestra, Florida collegiate advisor, and the Southern Division for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Dr. Kelvin D. Jones

Dr. Kelvin D. Jones

Director of the LSU Tiger Band and Assistant Director of Bands at Louisiana State University
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • LSU Faculty wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mentorship award recipient, Louisiana Music Educators Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Teacher of Distinction
  • Former Director of Bands at West Feliciana High School, St. Francisville, LA
Dr. Shelley Jagow

Dr. Shelley Jagow

Director of Bands; Wright State University, Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Vandoren Artist Clinician
  • Author “Developing the Complete Band Program”, Meredith/GIA
  • Author “Tuning for Wind Instruments: A Roadmap to Successful Intonation”, Meredith/GIA
  • Accompanying app to book: Apple Store, Google Play
O'Neill

O'Neill "Doc" Sanford

Educational Consultant and Clinician, Conn Selmer, Inc
  • Retired Tenured Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music, Norfolk State University
  • Retired College/University Band Director: Mississippi Valley State, Virginia State, University of Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh, Norfolk State, and Jackson State.
  • Author, "A Maestro and Trailblazer from Slaughter", to be released in November of 2022.
Robert Herrings

Robert Herrings

Director of Bands, Henry Middle School, Leander TX
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Cup Award recipient
  • Performed at The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2022.
Jarrett Lipman

Jarrett Lipman

Director of Bands, Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School, TX
  • Conn Selmer Educational Clinician
  • Brass Caption Manager, Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Phi Beta Mu Texas Chapter's “Outstanding Young Bandmaster” of the year recipient
  • John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield recipient, excellence in marching band performance
Jonathan Glawe

Jonathan Glawe

Director of Orchestras, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Orchestra and Co-Curriculum Chair: Servant Leadership Association for Music
  • Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician
  • American String Teachers Association Former Blog Editor for Michigan

Join these world-class educators and clinicians
this year at Conn Selmer Institute.