works for band possessing an imaginative, well-crafted style
that resonates with performers and audiences worldwide,
Timothy Loest has become a name in instrumental music synonymous
with creativity, versatility and accessibility.
Loest had his first work published in 1995, and today he
is an exclusive composer and arranger for The FJH Music
Company Inc. The bestselling supplemental methods he has
written for FJH include Warm-ups and Beyond and
Rhythms and Beyond. and he is a co-writer of Measures
of Success®: A Comprehensive Musicianship Band Method.
clinician, Mr. Loest delivers engaging and thought provoking
presentations on various aspects of instrumental music.
He frequently guest conducts bands throughout the United
States and regularly accepts commissions.
Loest received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from
Illinois State University, and his Master of Music degree
from Northwestern University. He holds membership in NAfME,
ASCAP, Illinois MEA, the Illinois Grade School Music Association,
and the Christian Educators Association International.
Loest is band director at F.E. Peacock Middle School in
Itasca, Illinois. An ASCAP award-winning composer, he strives
to advance music education through his writing and teaching.
Loest can be contacted through his website: www.timothyloest.com.