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Lonnie Elias

Music Education & Creative Development Specialist

Washington D.C., DC, USA


field show design

music education


ensemble direction

instrumental arranging

personal development

Expert Bio

I'm a passionate and experienced music educator, specializing in marching band arranging, visual storytelling, and field show design. My journey in music and education has been driven by a deep belief in the transformative power of creativity, disciplined by structure and logic. I bring a unique perspective to my work, balancing artistic freedom with a coherent, purposeful approach. Expertise: Marching Band Arranging: Author of an upcoming book in this niche field, I bring a wealth of knowledge in creating intricate, impactful arrangements that elevate marching band performances. Field Show Design: With a keen eye for visual storytelling, I design field shows that are not just performances, but narratives told through precise drill design, choreography and music. Personal Development: As an educator and mentor, I focus on cultivating individual talents within a collective framework, guiding others to realize and utilize their gifts effectively. Educational Seminars: Insightful discussions on integrating structure with creativity, and the philosophy of teaching and learning in the arts. Personal Mentoring: One-on-one sessions for personal and artistic growth, tailored to help individuals harness their creative potential and integrate it into collective endeavors. Background: With over 20 years of experience as a university and public school music educator and a lifelong commitment to the arts, I've dedicated my career to not only producing artistic works but also inspiring and nurturing the next generation of educators and creators. My approach is rooted in the belief that creativity, when disciplined and purposefully directed, can lead to profound and lasting impacts, both personally and collectively.



Delaware State University

Jul 2002 - Jul 2007



Aug 2007 - current



Delaware State University

Music Education


Louisiana State University

Educational Leadership

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