Director

Bill Berlyn was a music educator for over 40 years, having taught at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels. His music career began in 1980 at MHLT Elementary School, where he was the band director until 1989. Bill was fundamental in forming a tri-city solo and ensemble festival between Minocqua, Woodruff and Lac du Flambeau elementary schools. He also assisted the district’s high school band program. After Bill’s first teaching assignment, he taught music at various parochial schools in southeastern Wisconsin. He also operated a private teaching studio at Cascio Interstate Music, and taught at Music Dynamic studios and the Waukesha Conservatory of Music.

Mr. Berlyn earned a BA in Music Education from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and completed graduate studies in Music Education at Vandercook College of Music. He is a former member of Phi Mu Alpha professional music fraternity as well MENC, National Jazz Educators and a former adjudicator for WSMA music festivals for high school and middle school students.

Today, Bill teaches music privately in homes, at Harford Music Center Studio and is band director at St. Mary’s Visitation School. He is also director of the Milwaukee Letter Carriers Band and Hartford City Band, and is an active member of Main Street Big Band and In The Mood Big Band. Bill joined the West Bend Community Band in 2016. Outside of music and band, Bill enjoys spending time with his son who is in the U.S. Air Force stationed in North Dakota and his daughter who resides in Tennessee.