Randy Greenwell Appointed Educational Support Manager for Division of Education

Posted on December 20, 2016

Elkhart, IN— Dec. 12, 2016—Conn-Selmer, Inc. announces Randy Greenwell to the Division of Education as Educational Support Manager for the Central Region. Residing in Pendleton, IN, Randy brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience as a distinguished music educator and will begin working for the company on January 9, 2017.

On January 6, 2017 Randy will be retiring from Lawrence Central High School after taking the marching band to the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day 2017 in Pasadena, California. Under Randy’s tenure for the last 23 years, Lawrence Central has made 22 ISSMA State Marching Finals with nine runner up appearances and four state championships. They have also been a Bands of America Grand National finalist 18 times and have been champions twice. In addition to marching, the concert band has been a state finalist every year since 1996 and have also been state champions five times. Randy is also well known throughout the Midwest for his continuous work as a clinician and judge for many events.

In 2000, Randy was named Indiana Outstanding Bandmaster of the year and in 2001 received the “Distinguished Citizen of Indianapolis” award by Mayor Bart Peterson among his many other accomplishments. Randy received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Illinois State University, Masters of Music from Ball State University and his Masters in Educational Administration from Butler University. 

“January will be an exciting new adventure and I am ready to partner with schools and communities in the central region of the U.S.,” says Randy. “The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has a wonderful team of educational support mangers and I cannot wait to embark on this new chapter of my life.” 

Managing Director of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, Michael Kamphuis, remarked, “We could not be more thrilled to add Randy to our diverse and dedicated educational team. With his deep roots among the Midwest region of America, Randy, and the rest of our support managers, are eager to assist programs across the country with resources to build, enhance, and sustain quality music education for every child in America.”

About the Conn-Selmer Division of Education
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, seeks to provide resources and support to music educators worldwide. This mission is accomplished through five program areas – Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the VIP Program.  In addition, our Educational Support Managers offer music educators personalized service that includes financial planning, strategic planning, leasing options, and instrument inventory management.  Collectively, the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education across the globe.  For more information visit http://education.conn-selmer.com or contact the Division of Education at education@conn-selmer.com.

About Conn-Selmer

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.