Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser - Vice President of Education
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing resources for music educators worldwide. These goals are accomplished through teacher in-service speakers, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program and the Music Administration Collaborative. In addition, the DOE provides assistance with instrumental purchase planning via the Conn-Selmer School Program.
Michael Kamphuis - Managing Director of Educational Services
Michael can be contacted to assist with information regarding the Conn-Selmer School Program and Artist/Clinic needs. With over 14 years in the industry, Michael brings a diverse understanding of business and financial planning.
Tom Bracy - Director of Education Programs
Tom can be contacted to assist with information regarding Conn-Selmer Institute, the VIP Program, and the Music Administration Collaborative. As the former Executive Director for the Merit School of Music in Chicago, Tom brings a wealth of both music education and business knowledge to the Division of Education.
Kelly Bryan - Conn-Selmer Institute Program Manager Kelly can be contacted to assist with Conn-Selmer Institute and the Music Administration Collaborative. As a former music educator, Kelly also oversees the Conn-Selmer Educational Resource Center, creating new online resources for music educators.
Carolyn Sauer - VIP Program Manager Carolyn can be contacted to assist and answer questions pertaining to the Conn-Selmer VIP Program. Carolyn brings a wealth of experience to the Division of Education with a diverse background in both music retail and free-lance event management.
Rick Ghinelli - Educational Support Manager, Western Region
Rick serves as the Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager for the western region of the United States. As a member of the Division of Education, his responsibilities are focused on onsite VIP visitations, Conn-Selmer School partnerships, the instrument-sampler programs, working with schools to arrange Conn-Selmer artists visitations, and much more. As the former Fine Arts Coordinator for Spring ISD, Mr. Ghinelli offers a wealth of knowledge available to all schools via personalized clinics, staff development presentations and guest appearances for music education students.
Derek Bowen- Educational Support Manager, Eastern Region
Derek serves as the Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager for the eastern region of the United States. As a member of the Division of Education, his responsibilities are focused on onsite VIP visitations, Conn-Selmer School partnerships, the instrument-sampler programs, working with schools to arrange Conn-Selmer artists visitations, and much more.
Gary Markham - Executive Director, Music Administration Collaborative
Gary can be contacted to assist with the Music Administration Collaborative.
Mr. Markham is currently Retired Supervisor of Instrumental Music for the Cobb County School District in Marietta, GA. He is the former Director of Bands at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Read Gary's full bio.
Dr. Paula A. Crider - Senior Educational Consultant
Paula is available for clinics, guest conducting, in-service speaking, and keynotes.
Following a distinguished 33 year teaching career, Professor Paula A. Crider continues to share her passion for making music through an active schedule as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician and adjudicator. Read Paula's full bio.
Frank Troyka - Educational Consultant
Frank is available for clinics, guest conducting, in-service speaking, and keynotes.
Frank Troyka is the retired Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. A teacher of 29 years, Frank came to Berkner in May of 2006 following seven years as Director of Bands at Cypress Falls High School in Houston. Read Frank's full bio.
Richard Saucedo - Educational Consultant
Richard is available for clinics, guest conducting, in-service speaking, and keynotes.
Richard L. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band. Read Richard's full bio
Larry Livingston - Educational Consultant
Larry is available for clinics, guest conducting, in-service speaking, and keynotes.
Larry Livingston is a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator, and a highly respected motivational speaker. The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony and in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series. Read Larry's full bio.