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Mr. Timothy Zabel
Shaw High School
Columbus, Ga


Tim Zabel was born in Sturgis, Michigan. He received a B.S. in music education from Tennessee Technological University, an M. Ed. in music education from Columbus College, and an Ed. S. in Administration and Supervision from Troy State University. Mr. Zabel has taught in Tennessee, Maryland and Georgia, and is currently in his thirtieth year of teaching, with twenty-five in the Muscogee County School District. He has taught elementary and middle school band as well as high school band and orchestra during his tenure. Mr. Zabel has taught at Shaw High, Hardaway High and is presently at Northside High School in Columbus. While serving as band director at W. H. Shaw High School from 1983 – 1996, bands under his direction have performed at the 1984 Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic in Troy, Alabama; the 1984 University of South Carolina Band Clinic and Conductor’s Symposium in Columbia, South Carolina; the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.; the 1991 Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah; and the 1992 National School Board Association Convention in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Zabel has served as an adjudicator and clinician of marching, concert, and jazz bands in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. In 1984 he received two “Citations of Excellence” from the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and the National Band Association. He has served as president of the Georgia chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the professional band directors association in Georgia, and he has also served the Georgia Music Educators Association in many offices at the district and state level, including district chair and All-State Organizing Chair.

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