Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser is well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence.

Dr. Lautzenheiser has been a part of the Bands of America family for over twenty-five years. He served as Executive Director in 1980-82 and has since worked directly with tens of thousands of Bands of America students and directors in leadership and motivational training.

His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University. During this time, he developed highly acclaimed groups in all areas of the instrumental and vocal field.

Following his three years with Bands of America, Dr. Lautzenheiser created Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. He presently holds the Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer position at Ball State University. He is also the Director of Education for Conn-Selmer, and he serves as the national spokesperson for NAfME’s Make A Difference with Music program.

Tim Lautzenheiser’s books, The Art of Successful Teaching and The Joy of Inspired Teaching, are best-sellers from G.I.A. Publications. He is co-author of Hal Leonard’s popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the creator of the highly-acclaimed Director’s Communication Kits.

Dr. Lautzenheiser is a graduate of Ball State University and the University of Alabama. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from VanderCook College of Music. Additional awards include the distinguished Sudler Order of Merit from the John Philip Sousa Foundation, Mr. Holland’s Opus Award, and the Music Industry Award from the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors.