About

Keith Ozsvath is passionate about helping music educators improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a conductor, clinician, and professional development leader. He’s a dad, coffee addict, runner, edtech enthusiast and dabbles in smoking with his Weber Kettle grill. 

Keith has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois, a seven-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education. His teaching duties include band, orchestra and directing the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band.  

In addition to being a dedicated middle school teacher, Keith teaches graduate courses at VanderCook College of Music. He 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. Keith has presented numerous webinars and professional development sessions for music educators at the The Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, and Illinois Music Educators Conference. His dedication to teaching has been recognized with the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator award 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 High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame.

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  • Webinar - Sight Reading Factory Tips, Tricks & Time Savers - January 2021
     

  • Webinar - Online Tools for Remote Music Learning - April 2020
     

  • 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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