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 currently serves as the instructor of trumpet and brass at Marian University (Indianapolis, IN), adjunct professor in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and Assistant Director of Bands at Monrovia High School (Monrovia, IN). He works with more than 15 high school band programs throughout the country as arranger, consultant, or program coordinator. Dr. Lilly previously worked with programs including those in the Carmel School District (Carmel, IN) and Martinsville Schools (Martinsville, IN).
As a trumpeter, Dr. Lilly serves at the principal trumpet of the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra (Avon, IN) 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 nationally, and served as a substitute performer with orchestras from New York to San Francisco. Dr. Lilly is Calendar Editor for the International Trumpet Guild, and holds membership in 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. He has presented topics at the Indiana Music Educator’s Association Professional Development Conference on mutes and the muting of brass instruments, and on designs of shows for small marching bands.
Dr. Lilly has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 1996, and served as Music Caption Head from 2002 to 2016. He was named the 2004 winner of the association’s “Whatever It Takes” award, and in 2014 was inducted into the Central States Judges Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Lilly has also served as 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 contest for ISSMA frequently, also serving as a member of the brass revision committee. Al currently judges for WGI in the Winds division, a winter indoor marching competition designed for full wind sections in the indoor performance area.
Currently, Dr. Lilly lives on the family farm near Martinsville, IN with his wife Vicki and their Bichon Frisè, Josie.