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The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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Putting a Music Education Philosophy into Action: Be a Role Model, Convince Your Students to Practice and Lead Them to an Aesthetic Experience

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  • This clinic will provide an example of how to transform a music education philosophy statement used for college courses or job interviews into the day to day routine of actual student instruction.
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  • Brian Merrill currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education for the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Before coming to SMU, Mr. Merrill taught for 23 years at Duncanville High School. Mr. Merrill has twice been recognized with the Leadership and Achievement Award from the Texas Music Educators Association.
    Mr. Merrill served as co-conductor of the Duncanville Wind Ensemble from 1988 to 2006. During this time, the Wind Ensemble was twice named as the TMEA 5A Honor Band and was also presented the Sudler Flag of Honor. The Wind Ensemble has performed for the Music Educators National Conference, the Texas Music Educators Convention, the Midwest Clinic and the All Japan Band Directors Conference. Mr. Merrill sits on the Board of Directors of the Texas Bandmasters Association serving as President Elect.