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Tiffany Hitz
Tiffany Hitz




Tiffany Hitz is Director of Middle School Bands at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County, VA. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and her Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to teaching in Fairfax County, VA since 2001, Mrs. Hitz maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States.

A member of the National Band Association (NBA), Mrs. Hitz was recently elected to the organization’s Board of Directors as a Middle School Representative. Additionally, she serves as the NBA Virginia State Chair and as the administrator for the Dr. William P. Foster Music Education Alliance “Award of Excellence.”

Active as a member of the Virginia Music Educators Association, Mrs. Hitz serves as Chair of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) Adjudicator Training Committee and is a member of the VBODA Selective Music List Committee. She is also a member of Women Band Directors International and has contributed to their official journal, Woman Conductor, as both an author and as the Elementary Editor.

Mrs. Hitz is a 2023 recipient of the Bandworld Legion of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation, an award given to only eight band directors across the country annually. She was recognized by School Band and Orchestra Magazine as one of the Fifty Directors Who Make a Difference in 2016 and was a 2013 nominee for the Grammy Music Educator Award. She is an inducted member of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity and American School Band Directors Association. She is particularly proud to have received the 2018 Outstanding Music Education Alumni Award from her alma mater, VCU School of the Arts.

Mrs. Hitz is a contributing author in the book Women in Wind Band, slated for release in late 2023. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and recently completed a tenure as Secondary Fine and Performing Arts Coach for the FCPS Teacher Induction Program, Great Beginnings: The Next Generation.

Mrs. Hitz continues to teach privately and perform as a hornist and is a regular member of the Fairfax Wind Symphony. She spends her summers teaching at music camps including UNCG’s Summer Music Camp, the University of Maine’s Summer Youth Music Camp, and the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium.