Dr. Charles Laux is the Director of Orchestras at Lassiter High School in the Cobb County School District, located just north of Atlanta, Georgia. He also 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.
A full-time string educator since 1996, Dr. Laux has worked with diverse student populations from elementary school through the collegiate level. Previously, he served as Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School where his duties included directing five levels of orchestra, including the nationally recognized AHS Symphony Orchestra. He also served as Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University and directed award-winning school orchestra programs in Nevada, Florida, and Ohio.
Dr. Laux is endorsed as an artist-educator by D’Addario Orchestral and Eastman Stringed Instruments. He has presented hundreds of educational sessions for state and national conferences and school district in-services. Dr. Laux is currently serving a two-year term as a Member at Large on the national board of ASTA and remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator. Dr. Laux enjoys giving back to the string and orchestra community through “The Orchestra Teacher” website, YouTube channel, and podcast that can be accessed at OrchestraTeacher.net
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