Dr. Charles Laux

Charles Laux Conductor of GYSO Camerata

Camerata Ensemble Director

Dr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching courses in string techniques, string pedagogy, technology integration, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic. Dr. Laux serves as director of the KSU Summer Music Intensive, a music camp for high school students, and the KSU String Project, a university-community partnership that offers group string lessons to elementary students. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at KSU he serves as an Essential Elements clinician, consultant, and contributor for the Hal Leonard Corporation.

Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  He has 15 years of public school teaching experience, directing award-winning 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 chosen to perform at the 60th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He has also taught music courses as an adjunct instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, Valencia College (Orlando).

As an endorsed clinician for D’Addario Orchestral Strings, Dr. Laux has presented educational sessions for national conferences such as the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and music education conferences in over a dozen states. His performing experience includes several seasons with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Chamber Symphony, in addition to a variety freelance appearances on violin and viola. Dr. Laux enjoys giving back to the string teaching profession through contributions on his blog at www.OrchestraTeacher.net. He remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.

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