Timothy Yontz, Professor of Music Education 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. Dr. Yontz is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Senior Service Achievement Award in recognition of sustained excellence in service as a Wheaton College faculty member. 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, 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 Education

Director, Music Education & Symphonic​ Band



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


Sep 9  Washington HS Marching Contest, Washington, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 10  Grayslake HS Marching Contest, Grayslake, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 16  Concord HS Marching Contest, Elkhart, IN (Adjudicator)

Sep 23  Plainfield South HS Marching Contest, Plainfield, IL (Adjudicator)

Sep 30  Dunlap HS Marching Contest, Dunlap, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 3 & 5  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Children's Concerts (Conductor)

Oct 7  Romeoville High School Marching Contest, Romeoville, IL (Adjudicator)

​Oct 8  Robert Morris University Marching Contest, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 14  Downers Grove HS Marching Contest, Downers Grove, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 21  Western Illinois University Marching Contest, Macomb, IL (Adjudicator)

Oct 28  ISSMA Semi-State Marching Contest, Indianapolis, IN (Adjudicator)

Nov 4  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Fall Concert (Conductor)

Dec 20-23  Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL (Attendee)


Jan 24-27  Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL (Attendee)

Feb 3  Omaha All-City High School Band, Omaha, NE (Conductor)

Feb 17  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Winter Concert (Conductor)

Feb 22-24  CBDNA North Central Division Conference, Kalamazoo, MI (Attendee)

Mar 3-11  Wheaton College Symphonic Band California Tour (Conductor) 

​Mar 13  District 214 Concert Band Festival, Rolling Meadows, IL (Conductor)

Mar 15  Heritage Christian Honor Band, Indianapolis, IN (Conductor)

Mar 23-24  Heritage Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​Apr 14  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Spring Concert (Conductor)

Apr 27-28  Music in the Parks Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

May 4  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Commencement Concert (Conductor)

May 11-12  Music in the Parks Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​May 18-19  Music in the Parks Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)