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AMEA 2016 Featured Performers and Speakers Boston Brass


For 29 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of


classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Julliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University in Bangkok.


Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White has taught choral and general music education in Pre-K through university settings at public and private institutions. She has a distinguished record as a choral clinician and has conducted state and regional elementary, middle, and high school honors choruses throughout the country. The North Carolina American Choral Directors Association awarded Yoder-White the Lara Hoggard Award for distinguished service in choral music in North Carolina. An active educational consultant, Yoder-White presents professional development for teachers through workshops, demonstration lessons, and arts-integrated curriculum design. Dr. Yoder-White is a recognized Orff-Schulwerk specialist who teaches Orff-Schulwerk teacher education courses and presents professional development sessions for school districts and at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Yoder-White has served in leadership with many professional organizations including serving as President of the Southern Division of the National Association for Music Education, President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and President of the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association.


Christopher Woodside returned to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in August of 2010 to assume the position of Assistant Executive Director heading the association’s Center for Advocacy and Constituency Engagement. In his current capacity, Christopher manages NAfME’s advocacy staff, directs, controls and oversees all issues with relation to the development and implementation of the association’s large-scale advocacy and public affairs agendas, serves as NAfME’s primary lobbying presence on Capitol Hill, and facilitates music education’s newest collaborative advocacy venture: The Music Education Policy Roundtable. Previously, Christopher served as the Policy Coordinator for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, in his first tenure with MENC, as the Director of Government Relations and Outreach, and as a Legislative aide to Representative Chris Van Hollen from Maryland’s 8th district. Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.


Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions. Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice 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 community. He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). He holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama; in 1995 he He is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).


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