Dr. Stephen Lytle is the Associate Director of Bands at Miami University where he leads the Miami University Marching Band, oversees all aspects of the Athletic Bands program, and serves as Conductor of the Symphony Band. Additionally, he teaches courses in the instrumental music education curriculum. Dr. Lytle holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as the Associate Conductor of the Fillmore Wind Band, a select adult wind ensemble in the Cincinnati region, and as Music Director of its affiliate ensemble, the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass. Additionally, he serves as the State Collegiate Chair for the Ohio Music Educators Association.
Dr. Lytle is an active music arranger with nearly 300 titles in multiple media to date and his arrangements for marching band are played by high schools and universities across the country. His research interests include the repertoire and performance practices of brass bands from 19th century America and the collaborative work between composer Elmer Bernstein and the designers and filmmakers, Charles and Ray Eames. He has presented at the national conference for the College Band Directors National Association and he is a contributor in the upcoming eleventh volume in the noted series, Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Under his direction, the Miami Band has performed with jazz legend, Benny Golson, appeared in the 2010 Frozen Four, the 2010 GoDaddy.com Bowl, the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl and the 2017 BOA Grand Nationals event in Indianapolis. Along with colleague Jim Daughters, Dr. Lytle’s work with the Fillmore Wind Program has included performances at both the Ohio and Kentucky Music Educators Association conventions, the International Women’s Brass Conference, in concert with the University of Illinois Bands, and at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Lytle’s professional associations include College Band Directors National Association and NAfME. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha (Alpha Rho) and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.