Dr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching string techniques and pedagogy, music education technology, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic and serving as director of the KSU String Project. He is conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra, and an Essential Elements consultant and contributing editor for 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. For over 15 years he served as a public school music educator, directing award-winning school orchestra programs in Nevada, Florida, and Ohio.
A D’Addario endorsed artist educator, 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 regularly presents professional development in-services for school districts 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 remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.