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Keith Ozsvath
Keith Ozsvath




Keith Ozsvath has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois, a three-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2000. Keith leads the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.  Keith extends his combined love of music and teaching beyond the walls of his classroom as an active clinician and adjudicator in the Chicago area.

He currently teaches graduate level classes at VanderCook College of Music. Keith has also presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the The Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. Keith’s dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator award in 2015 and twice by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”.  He has had the distinguished honor of being an Illinois Summer Youth Music conductor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is a co-coordinator the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium held at Ball State University.

Keith is passionate about helping directors improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a blogger, professional development leader, and clinician for middle school bands. He’s a dad, coffee addict, runner, northwoods fisherman, and edtech enthusiast.

10 Strategies For An Effective Middle School Band Rehearsal

Keith Ozsvath’s tips for rehearsal success

Building a Positive Rapport With your Middle School Music Students

Keith Ozsvath shares six steps middle school music educators can take to build a positive relationship with students, contributing to better classroom management.

Technology Tools for the Modern Music Educator

Keith Ozsvath shares some of his favorite technology tools for integration with the music classroom.

Friendship and Collaboration: How two music educators turned their shared experience into MFA’s new Middle School Concert Band camp

Greg Scapillato and Keith Ozsvath were instrumental in the implementation of the Middle School Concert Band at the Music for All Summer Symposium. Read about how the two became friends,...