Timothy Yontz, Ph.D.

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professor of Music Education (Director of Music Education, Symphonic​ Band Director, Conducting)



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)

2017

Jan 18  Batavia HS Wind Symphony, Batavia, IL (Clinician)

Feb 17  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Winter Concert (Conductor)

Feb 19  Nebraska Wind Symphony, Omaha, NE (Conductor)

Mar 4  Plainfield Band Festival, Plainfield, IL (Clinician)

Mar 7  Little Ten Honor Band, Earlville, IL (Conductor)

Mar 25  Heritage Festivals, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

Apr 1  Heritage Festivals, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

Apr 7  Festivals of Music, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​Apr 8  Wheaton College Symphonic Band Spring Concert (Conductor)

Apr 21  Festivals of Music, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​Apr 28 & 29  Six Flags Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

May 5  Wheaton College Commencement Celebration Concert (Conductor)

May 6  Six Flags Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

​May 12 & 13  Six Flags Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

May 20  Six Flags Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

May 27  Six Flags Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Adjudicator)

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

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

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

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

Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu
630-752-5150

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