Assistant Professor of Music Education
Mr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching courses in string techniques, pedagogy and classroom methods, music education technology, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic, and serving as director of the KSU String Project. Mr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music education at The Ohio State University. He also serves as an Essential Elements™ clinician, consultant, and contributor for the Hal Leonard Corporation and as conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra.
Mr. Laux has over 15 years of public school teaching experience, directing orchestras in the Hilliard City Schools (Ohio), the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools and the Clark County School District, centered in Las Vegas. Under his direction, the Winter Park High School Philharmonic Orchestra was selected to perform at the 60th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition to his public school teaching, Mr. Laux has also taught courses at The Ohio State University, the College of Southern Nevada, Valencia College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
A music education technology specialist, Mr. Laux has presented educational sessions for the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and various state workshops and music education conferences. He has conducted numerous local and regional honor orchestras, most recently conducting the New Mexico All-State Concert Orchestra in 2012. His performing experience includes performances with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Symphony, and a variety of freelance opportunities. Mr. Laux is a D'Addario endorsed clinician and remains in frequent demand as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.
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