Dr. Albert Lilly is a native Hoosier, born in Lafayette and raised at Attica, IN. He 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 Marian University (Indianapolis, IN), where he taught concert and marching bands, all things brass, and most of the music education courses, and served as the arranger for all musical organizations at Marian. He current works with nearly a dozen high school band programs throughout the country as arranger, consultant, or program coordinator. Ensembles he has directed or arranged for have won more than 18 state, circuit, or association titles, and literally 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 adjudicates state solo contest for ISSMA frequently and is an ISSMA Certified Adjudicator. Dr. Lilly adjudicates jazz and concert festivals and competitions for the Indiana State School Music Association, the Indiana Music Educators Association, and the Mid-States Band Association. He also adjudicates for Winter Guard International in the WGI Winds division.
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 at the principal trumpet of orchestras many regional orchestras and has a long list guest and substitute appearances with orchestras throughout the United States. His trumpet work can be heard on National Public Radio, ESPN, PBS, and CBS Records. He currently serves as principal trumpet for the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra (Avon, IN) as well as personnel manager and President of the Board of Directors. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra.
Dr. Lilly is Calendar Editor for the International Trumpet Guild, and holds membership in the International Trumpet Guild, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Pi Lambda Theta. 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.