American Youth Ensembles, in cooperation with Conn-Selmer, Inc., is a network of instrumental organizations offering middle and high school musicians performance opportunities beyond the regular school day in ensembles comprised of instrumentalists who simply enjoy making music. Through our relationship with Conn-Selmer, these ensembles receive VIP access to the Conn-Selmer Artists Series as well as other special considerations that provide the students with opportunities to meet and perform with world-class musicians.
American Youth Ensembles was founded by Charlie Brodie and Tim Lautzenheiser, two individuals with decades of experience in music education - and two individuals who really enjoy creating positive educational and musical experiences for students. American Youth Ensembles is intended to bring together the most talented, motivated and respected music educators from throughout the United States under one umbrella organization in an environment designed to support, augment and compliment existing school music programs.
We welcome individuals interested in starting a new program, or existing ensembles who are interested in becoming affiliated with our network.