Timothy Yontz, Professor of Music for the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College in Illinois, has conducted the Symphonic Band since 2007, and teaches courses in music education and conducting. Under his direction, the Wheaton College 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 also 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, and is a recipient of the National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence.” Dr. Yontz is an active guest conductor, clinician, and festival adjudicator. (www.timothyyontz.com)

Timothy Yontz, Ph.D.

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professor of Music (Music Education, Symphonic

​Band, Conducting) Director of Music Education

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


Feb 1  Plainfield North HS Band, Plainfield, IL (Clinician)​

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

​Feb 18  Chicago Brass Band, Chicago, IL (Clinician)

Feb 22  Rockford Christian School Band (Illinois) at Wheaton College (Clinician)

Feb 26  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Winter Concert (Conductor)

Feb 27  Midwest Music Festival, Lemont, IL (Clinician)

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

​Mar 5  Oswego JHS Fine Arts Festival at Bednarcik JHS in Aurora, IL (Adjudicator)

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

Apr 1  Fremd HS Band (Illinois) at Wheaton College (Clinician)

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

Apr 16  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Spring Concert (Conductor)

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

May 11  Calvin Christian Collegiate Band (Canada) at Wheaton College (Clinician)

May 14  Music in the Parks, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

May 20 & 21 Music in the Parks, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 17  Wheaton North HS Marching Contest, Wheaton, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 24  Marching Band Contest, Indiana (Adjudicator)

​Oct 1  Prospect HS Marching Contest, Prospect, IL (Adjudicator) 

Oct 8  Downers Grove South HS Marching Contest, Downers Grove, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 22  ISSMA Semi State Marching Contest, Indiana (Adjudicator)

Oct 29  ISSMA State Finals Marching Contest, Indianapolis, IN (Adjudicator)

Nov 4  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Fall Concert (Conductor)

Dec 2 & 3  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Christmas Festival (Conductor)