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Mark Lane



Mark Lane is recently retired as the West Coast Educational Support Manager for Conn-Selmer and is Professor Emeritus at Central Washington University where he served as the Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education from 2006-2017. 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.

Mr. Lane has been awarded Educator of the Year five times and has received three 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.

In 2012 Mark received Crystal Apple Award from the CWU Education Department. Mark is a member of 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 and the 2016-2017 Outstanding Music Educator Award for the Northwest Region by the National Federation of High School Associations. He recently was awarded the 2017 National Association for Music Education’s Northwest Division Distinguished Leadership Award. In 2017, Mark also received the Distinguished Educator Award and was inducted into the Northwest Bandmasters Association.

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. Mark will continue his work with Conn-Selmer as an Educational Clinician.

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