Dr. Charles Laux is the Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School where his duties include directing four levels of orchestra, including the nationally recognized AHS Symphony Orchestra, and teaching class guitar. He is also an Essential Elements consultant and contributing editor for Hal Leonard Corporation. Formerly he served as Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where taught string techniques and pedagogy, music education technology, supervised student teachers, conducted the KSU Philharmonic and served as founding director of the KSU String Project. He has directed award-winning school orchestra programs in Nevada, Florida, and Ohio. 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.
An endorsed artist educator for D’Addario Orchestral strings, Dr. Laux has presented over 100 educational sessions for organizations such as the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and at music conferences spanning twenty states. He has conducted All-State Orchestras in South Carolina and New Mexico, and regional orchestras in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, and Nevada. He has served as a presented for several school district professional development in-services and has worked internationally at Colegio Menor San Francisco near Quito, Ecuador. His performing experience includes seasons with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Columbus String Quartet, and a variety of freelance opportunities. Dr. Laux has made appearances across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.