Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and DMA

The George N. Parks Drum Major Academy® is the only summer workshop to offer this one—two punch in leadership training!

Why this is unique to DMA!

Dr. Tim is no stranger to summer workshops. In fact, in many places he is almost considered a "regular." This is not the case with what he brings to the DMA experience, in fact, it is far from it!

For close to three decades Dr. Tim and George Parks teamed up and, with the assistance of Dr. John Villella, created the Band Leadership Training programs offered by Vivace Productions, Inc. These two–day workshops were a concentrated experience designed for any student leader seeking to improve their leadership, communication and teaching skills. They are still offered, with Heidi I. Sarver taking over the position Mr. Parks held for so many years.

By expanding the DMA workshops at EKU and UMASS we are able to offer a unique setting in which students experience the full DMA curriculum and a portion of the BLT curriculum. Dr. Tim and Heidi Sarver create a one–two punch and supercharge the week in a way no other workshop in the country can offer!

Some of the topics Dr. Tim covers through ACTIVE PARTICIPATION are:

Setting High Standards of Excellence

Fundamentals of Self-Discipline

Effective Communication Principles

Value of Risk

Behavior Modification vs. Motivation

Dealing with Insecurities

Nowhere else in the country will you find a setting more unique and powerful. Not one, but TWO, approaches to student leader development that have stood the test of time:

Dr. Tim and the DMA Philosophy!

About Dr. Tim

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.