Faculty & Staff

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser is a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence and a passion for high level achievement. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University.

Following his tenure at the university level, he spent three years with McCormick's Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., 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. Over two million students have experienced his acclaimed student leadership workshops over the last three decades.

He presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. In addition, he continues his rigorous travel schedule touting the importance of arts education for every child.

His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational world. He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, and is the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The International Music Products Association).

Tim holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama; in 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at: Ball State University (Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer), Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne University, and Butler University. In addition, he serves on the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors.

Charlie Brodie

Charlie Brodie

Charlie Brodie was a high school band director for 35 years - first at Hanover High School in Hanover, PA (16 years) and then at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, GA (19 years). During this time his bands received numerous awards, including Bands of America Regional and National championships, appeared on national television, and toured internationally.

During his time at Woodward Academy the band program grew in size at every grade level - the Upper School band enrollment quadrupled. The program also grew in scope to include two middle school concert bands, a marching band, symphonic band and wind ensemble at the Upper School level, four jazz ensembles at the Middle and Upper School, and several smaller ensembles.

Since retiring from teaching in 2002, Mr. Brodie has remained active as an adjudicator, arranger, guest conductor, and clinician. He also serves as a travel consultant and arranges performance tours for bands to Australia, China and Europe.

Mr. Brodie earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from West Chester University and holds memberships in the Music Educators National Conference, Georgia Music Educators Association, and National Band Association. Mr. Brodie is also a performing member of Tara Winds, a member of the International Bandmasters Fraternity Phi Beta Mu, and in 2008 was inducted into the Cavalcade of Bands Hall of Fame.