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In-Service Music Conference

February 9-11, 2023

Welcome to the 87th Annual South Dakota In-Service Music Conference 

The In-Service Music Conference is an umbrella title used to denote the event that hosts the 87th Annual South Dakota Bandmasters Association Clinic, and the 54th SDSU Choral Day activities.

Offutt Brass Band performing at 2022 Music In-Service Conference
Offutt Brass Band performing at the 2022 In-Service Music Conference


Registration Opens November 2022


Get college credit for attending In-Service.

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Manufacturers, publishers, distributors and retailers are invited to exhibit at our convention.

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Headshot of Tim Lautzenheiser

No stranger to South Dakota, Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music.

Following his tenure in the college band directing world, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions.

Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child.