WIBC - Mark Lane


Mark Lane


Mark Lane, Educational Support Manager for the West Region and Professor Emeritus, Central Washington University, joined the Conn-Selmer education team after a 39-year career as a music educator. Mark Lane most recently taught 12 years as the Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at Central Washington University. Previously, Mark taught high school for 27 years in both Oregon and Washington. Mark holds a BA from Eastern Washington University and a MA from the University of Oregon. He has served on both the Oregon Music Education Association and the Washington Music Educators Association Boards. In Washington, Mr. Lane served 14 years on the WMEA Board of Directors and was President from 2008-2010. Mark served as the Northwest Division President of the National Association for Music Education from 2013-2015 and was on the National Executive Board of NAfME for three years. He was liaison on the National Collegiate Advisory Board for National Association for Music Education from 2012-2017.

As a high school teacher, Mr. Lane has been awarded Educator of the Year five times and has received two Citations of Excellence from the National Band Directors Association. In 2001, Mark received the Sudler Order of Merit of the John Phillip Sousa Foundation and was inducted into the BANDWORLD Legion of honor.

Since his appointment at CWU in 2006, he received the 2012 Crystal Apple Award from the CWU Education Department. Mark was recently inducted into the Washington Music Educator Association’s Hall of Fame and was honored as the Washington Music Education Association/Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2015 Music Educator of the Year, the 2016-2017 Outstanding Music Educator Award for the Northwest Region by the National Federation of High School Associations, and most recently was awarded the 2017 NAfME Northwest Division Distinguished Leadership Award.

His bands have performed at conferences in both Oregon and Washington. In addition, his groups have performed twice in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and twice at the Bands of America (Music for All) National Concert Band Festival. Mark was the Music Director of the Washington Ambassadors of Music, leading biennial European tours with over 500 high school musicians from the State of Washington in 2010 and 2012. Mark is a frequent clinician and adjudicator and has conducted, presented clinics and adjudicated throughout the US and in Canada and Europe.

Conn-Selmer Division of Education - Educational Support Manager