Timothy Yontz has conducted The Wheaton College Symphonic Band since 2007, and is Professor of Music Education for the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College in Illinois, teaching courses in music education and conducting. Under his direction, The Wheaton Band performed at the 2014 North Central Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association and the 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference.

Before joining the faculty at Wheaton College, Dr. Yontz served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for six years, and Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts in Wisconsin and Indiana public schools for seventeen years. While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he was Music Director of the Nebraska Wind Symphony, Omaha’s Community Concert Band.

Dr. Yontz holds a Ph.D. in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska, Master of Music from Butler University, and Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Illinois Music Education Association, National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and is a recipient of the National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence.” He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and festival adjudicator. (www.timothyyontz.com)

​​July 12-18  World Assoc of Symph Bands and Ensembles, San Jose, CA (Attendee)
Sep 12  Washington HS Marching Band Contest, Washington, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 19  Pontiac HS Marching Band Contest, Pontiac, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 24-25  Illinois & Indiana Teachers' Convention, Schaumburg, IL (Presenter)  
Sep 26  Wheaton North HS Marching Band Contest, Wheaton, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 3  Indiana Marching Band Contest, Indiana (Adjudicator)
Oct 10  ISSMA Scholastic Marching Band Prelims, Indiana (Adjudicator)
Oct 13 & 15  The Wheaton College Symphonic Band (Conductor)

​Oct 17  Harrison HS Marching Band Contest, Gulfport, Mississippi (Adjudicator)

Oct 24  Downers Grove South HS Music Bowl, Downers Grove, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 31  ISSMA Semi-State Marching Band Contest, Indiana (Adjudicator)

Nov 13  The Wheaton College Symphonic Band (Conductor)
Nov 21-22  All-District Honor Band, Dekalb HS, IN (Conductor)


Jan 15-16  Northshore 11-12 Honor Band, Lake Forest, IL (Conductor)

Feb 13  District 211 Honors Orchestra, Hoffman Estates, IL (Conductor)

Feb 26  The Wheaton College Symphonic Band (Conductor)

Feb 29  Interstate 8 District Honor Band, Streator HS, IL (Conductor)

​Mar 12  CSA Monster Concert, Wheaton College, IL (Conductor)

Apr 1 & 2  Heritage Music Festivals, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​Apr 13  The Wheaton College Symphonic Band at NIU, DeKalb, IL (Conductor)

Apr 16  The Wheaton College Symphonic Band (Conductor)

Apr 29 & 30  Heritage Music Festivals, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

Timothy Yontz, Ph.D.

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professor of Music Education

​Director of Bands and Music Education

Timothy Yontz, Ph.D.
Wheaton College
501 College Ave
Wheaton, Illinois 60187