||Dr. Albert Lilly holds a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN), a Master of Music degree from Jordan College/Conservatory of Music at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), and a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, IN). He recently retired from an Assistant Professor of Music position at Marian University (Indianapolis, IN), where he taught concert and marching band, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba lessons, directed the brass choir, taught the brass methods course as well as other courses in music education, arranging, and electronic music. He currently works with more than a dozen high school band programs throughout the country as an arranger, consultant, or program coordinator. Bands he has directed or arranged for have won more than 18 state, circuit, or association titles, and hundreds of best music and best general effect awards. Dr. Lilly previously worked with programs including those at Monrovia High School (Monrovia, IN), Carmel High School (Carmel, IN), and Martinsville High School (Martinsville, IN).
Dr. Lilly has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 1996 and served as Music Caption Head from 2002 to 2016. In 2014, He was named as a member of the Central States Judges Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Lilly has also served as a music caption consultant for the Florida Marching Band Tournament. Dr. Lilly has served as a member of the artist-faculty for the National Trumpet Competition and adjudicates state solo contests for ISSMA frequently, also serving ISSMA as a member of the brass revision committee. He is an ISSMA Certified Adjudicator.
Al currently also adjudicates for Winter Guard International in the Winds division, a marching competition designed for winds in the indoor performance arena. He also judges winds for the Indiana Percussion Association and the Mid East Performance Association. Dr. Lilly adjudicates concert festivals and competitions for the Indiana State School Music Association, the Indiana Music Educators Association, and the Mid-States Band Association.
Dr. Lilly is also a trumpet artist and clinician for the Vincent Bach Corporation, a division of Conn-Selmer located in Elkhart, IN. As a trumpeter, Dr. Lilly has served as the principal trumpet of the Lafayette (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the Greencastle (IN) Chamber Orchestra, the Wabash College Chamber Symphony (Crawfordsville, IN), the Bach Chorale Chamber Orchestra (Lafayette, IN), the Indianapolis (IN) Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bloomington (IN) Symphony Orchestra, and has a long list guest and substitute appearances with orchestras throughout the United States from San Francisco to New York, and many other locations. He currently serves as principal trumpet and President of the Board of Directors for the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra as part of the Hendricks Symphonic Society (Avon, IN). He has also performed as a guest soloist with many wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and orchestras. His trumpet work can be heard on National Public Radio, ESPN, and CBS Records, in addition to his substantial commercials and jingles work in the Indianapolis, Greencastle, and Terre Haute (IN) radio and television markets. In addition to his trumpet work, Dr. Lilly is also an accomplished percussionist and is a member of the Scholastic Educator Program with the Vic Firth Company.
Dr. Lilly is Calendar Editor for the International Trumpet Guild and holds membership in the International Trumpet Guild, the Indiana Bandmasters' Association, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Pi Lambda Theta. Both the Chancellor’s List and the National Dean’s List have honored him for his superb work in music scholarship and research. He is a Master Mason and a member of F. & A.M. Lodge #103 in Dayton, IN. Dr. Lilly lives on the family farm near Martinsville, IN with his wife Vicki and their Bichon Frisè, Josie.