A professor of music at St. Olaf College, Dr. Timothy Mahr conducts the St. Olaf Band, and teaches courses in composition, music education and conducting. He has led the St. Olaf Band in performance at the national conferences of the American Bandmasters Association (1997), the Music Educators National Conference (2005), and College Band Directors National Association (2013).
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Dr. Timothy Mahr
St. Olaf Band in performance at the national conferences of the American Bandmasters Association (1997), the Music Educators National Conference (2005), and College Band Directors National Association (2013).
Mahr is a past president of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association, and is a founding director of the Minnesota Band Directors Association. Active in 37 states as a guest conductor and clinician, Mahr has also appeared professionally in Norway, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Japan and Singapore. He was a conductor at the Southeast Asia International School Music Festival in Bangkok, Thailand in 2008. Mahr has led over twenty all-state bands. Active in the community band movement, he is the principal conductor of the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, an ensemble featured at the 2008 Midwest Clinic in Chicago and a recipient of the 2009 Sudler Silver Scroll Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
Mahr's compositions are performed worldwide and many have been published. The first recipient of a commission from the American Bandmasters Association Commissioning Project, Mahr has composed works for the Music Educators National Conference, the United States Air Force Band, the American School Band Directors Association and the Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band. He received the 1991 ABA/Ostwald Award for his work The Soaring Hawk.
George Edge currently teaches at Ohio Christian University and is the Conductor of the Columbus Youth Symphonic Band. He served as Director of Bands for 27 years at Grove City High School, in Grove City, Ohio. He recently retired from public school teaching after 35 years of service. He is the 2007 Ohio Teacher of the Year given by then Governor William Taft and the Ohio Department of Education.
While at Grove City High School, his Symphonic Bands performed at the 1996 and 2002 world renowned Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Edge’s concert and marching bands consistently received superior ratings at OMEA state adjudicated events. Under his direction, the Grove City Marching and Concert Bands earned over 90 Grand Championship awards from the fall of 1987 until his retirement in 2014. In 2012, his Grove City H.S. Marching Band was named the National Champions of the Fiesta Bowl Band Championship in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the Grand Champion Band of the Fiesta Bowl parade in 2012 and 2009. In 2006, his band was named the grand champion band of Music Fest in Orlando, Florida for concert and parade performances. He took the Grove City Marching Band to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 1990 and 2000. Under his direction, the 2005 Grove City Band performed in the New Years Day Parade in London, England. Prior to Grove City, Mr. Edge taught the bands and choirs at Newton High School in Pleasant Hill, Ohio where the bands and choirs both received consistent superior ratings at the State Adjudicated Event. In 1985, the Newton Concert Band was named the “National Winners” of the ASBDA Concert Band Contest. Mr. Edge is one of very few high school band directors in the nation to be selected for membership into the American Bandmasters Association. In addition he is a member of Phi Beta and has served as an adjudicator and clinician around the country. Mr. Edge has a Master of Arts degree in music education from The Ohio State University. He earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University undergraduate work at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. His wife, Sherron, has been a music educator for 30 years and is currently a music teacher in the Columbus Public Schools.