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K-State Today

June 20, 2016



Frank Tracz inducted into Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame

By Don Linn

Frank Tracz, director of bands and professor of music, was inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame on June 14.

The Conn-Selmer Institute is a three-and-a-half day professional development conference for college students, directors and music program leaders on the beautiful campus of Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. The institute equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies addressing current trends in music education. The curriculum is comprised of inspiring workshops led by world-class clinicians.

Tracz has been on the faculty at the Conn-Selmer Institute every summer since 2006. He remains active as a conductor, clinician and educator for Conn-Selmer throughout the year. Several K-State graduate and undergraduate students attended this past week's institute where they collaborated with music educators and music professionals from across the country.

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use. They are currently the largest American musical instrument manufacturer. Their education division seeks to support band directors and students all over the world improve their classrooms, refine their musicianship and inspire passionate teaching.