Dr. Laux has 21 years experience directing school and youth orchestras and has worked with numerous honors and regional orchestras. Notable appearances include the Ohio MEA District 1 Middle School Honors Orchestra (2010), the New Mexico All-State Concert Orchestra (2012), the Georgia Statewide Middle School Honors Orchestra (2013), the South Carolina Low Country 9-10 Regional Honor Orchestra (2014), the Berea City Schools (Ohio) District-wide honor orchestra festival (2015), and the South Carolina Middle School All-State Orchestra (2016).
Orchestra Clinician/Sectional Coach
Dr. Laux has been active as a rehearsal clinician, sectional coach, and guest conductor in Georgia within the Cobb County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County school systems.
Dr. Laux has presented educational sessions for The Midwest Clinic, the American String Teachers Association, the Technology Institute for Music Education, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and numerous state music educators associations (AZ, FL, GA, KY, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TX, WI). Some of his topics have included: String pedagogy, teaching heterogeneous string classes, class guitar instruction, educational technology integration, iOS Apps and more. He has also served as a leader of workshops for school district professional development days.
Dr. Laux has served as an adjudicator for several large festival companies (Music in the Parks, etc.) and as adjudicator for the Clark County School District (Las Vegas) Advanced High School Festival. He is also an adjudicator for the prestigious Worldstrides Festivals of Gold.
Having played violin for over 30 years, Dr. Laux performs professionally as a freelance musician. His previous orchestral experiences includes performances with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, and others. He has a great deal of experience performing in chamber music settings, most recently with the Columbus String Quartet.
Please contact Dr. Laux should you have questions about his qualifications or to inquire his limited availability.