Music educator Keith Ozsvath is passionate about helping other directors improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a blogger, professional development leader, and clinician for middle school bands. He’s a dad, coffee addict, runner, northwoods fisherman, and edtech enthusiast. 

Keith has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois, a four-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2000. Keith currently directs the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.  

In addition to being a dedicated middle school teacher, Keith teaches graduate courses at VanderCook College of Music. He has presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the The Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. His dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator award in 2015 and twice by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”.  In 2017, Keith was honored with an “Exemplary Educator Award” from the Batavia CANDO parent organization. Most recently, he was inducted to the Nazareth Academy Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2018. Keith is part of the ILMEA Clinician Network which provides professional development to music educators across Illinois. He has had the distinguished honor of being an Illinois Summer Youth Music conductor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is the co-founder and coordinator for the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium held at Ball State University.

Contact Me

  • Clinician - Carl Sandburg MS - Mundelein, IL - Spring 2020

  • Presentation - Music Education Services - January 2020

  • Presentation - Elmhurst College
    Concert Planning & Preparation Hacks - October 2019

Past Engagements
  • Instructor - Instructional Design: Music & Technology, Vandercook College of Music, June-July 2019

  • Instructor - online courseDigital Assessment Tools for Music Educators, Vandercook College of Music, June-Aug 2019

  • Presentation - Director's Academy, Music for All Summer Symposium - Muncie, IN - June 2019

  • Presentation - Oklahoma Bandmasters Association - Tulsa, OK - July 23-24, 2019

  • Instructor - Energize Your Teaching, VanderCook College of Music, Feb - March 2019

  • Clinician - U-46 Middle School Concert Band Festival, March 2019

  • Conductor - ACSI Music Festival - Olivet Nazarene University, March 2019

  • Presentation - Technology Tools for Music Educators, Lockport, IL - Feb. 2019

  • Conductor - Far West Honor Band, North Carolina - Feb. 2019

  • Conductor - Vandercook Middle Level Honor Fest - Chicago, IL, Sept. 2018

  • Presentation - District. 181 Music Educators, Aug. 2018

  • Webinar - Tech Tools for the Music
    Educator (ILMEA), June 2018


  • Clinician - U-46 Middle School Concert Band Festival, March 2018

  • Presentation - Illinois Music Educators Conference, Jan. 2018

  • Presentation - Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Nov. 2016 

  • Presentation - The Midwest Clinic, December 2015



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