For 26 years, from 1984-2010, Scott served as the CEO and President of Bands of America and Music For All, Inc., and is a recognized executive leader credited with transforming a nonprofit association into a multimillion-dollar organization through cutting-edge educational opportunities, social media marketing tools, and key alliances—creating exponential growth in addition to a global presence. With a reputation for innovation and quality programming, his influence on the music industry has been described as lasting and pivotal—creating new experiences for over 1.25 million students and teachers within diverse educational communities, while garnering crucial industry support and building a culture around the organization’s mission.
As a change agent and advocate of the arts in education, Scott’s effect was felt most keenly in the expansion of Bands of America into uncharted areas that included the development of The National Concert Band Festival, The Honor Band of America, including international tours to Japan and Europe with performances at WASBE and the World Music Festival, the Bands of America Honor Band in the Tournament of Roses® Parade, national honor ensembles for orchestra and jazz ensemble and subsequent instrumental music programs. As a result, the association was quickly positioned at the heart of music education within diverse school settings—becoming the provider of choice throughout the U.S.
Tim Lautzenheiser is known in the music education world as teacher, clinician, author, composer, conductor, consultant, motivational speaker, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence. Tim taught ten years directing the following bands: Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri and New Mexico State University. His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, The art of Successful Teaching, The Joy of Inspired Teaching, and Everyday Wisdom are bestsellers in the educational world. Tim is also co-author of Hal Leonard’s popular band method, Essential Elements. Dr. Lautzenheiser serves as the Vice President of Education for the Conn-Selmer Company.
Dr. Dan Bolin is currently Chair of the School of Music, the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. Prior to his appointment at Butler, he was an administrator in the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township, Indiana. His duties included the positions of assistant principal at Southport High School, director of secondary education, personnel director, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent.
During his career in music education Dr. Bolin served as band director at Wood High School and Manual High School in the Indianapolis Public School system. He also developed outstanding bands at Lebanon (Indiana) High School and Southport High School.
Additional activities include service as the executive secretary of the Indiana Music Festival Association where he was responsible for administering all state level music contests in Indiana. He has served as a member of the Indiana Music Educators Association board and was secretary of the committee that founded the Indiana State School Music Association. Additionally, he has served as vice president of the board of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, chairman of the Board of Young Audiences of Indiana, and has been a member of the board of the Perry Township Educational Foundation. In 1981 he founded the Great Lake Music Camp which served middle school and high school musicians throughout the Midwest for 23 years.