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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 15th

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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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The Care and Upkeep of the Music Director's Body

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  • This clinic will explore methods by which all music teachers can have a more healthful, productive career through proper nutrition, exercise programs and non-music activities that will enhance their teaching. In addition to strategies on nutrition and exercise, emphasis will also be placed on reducing stress through various mediums including stretching, positive thinking and meditation.
  • Jeffrey Bishop (nwbishop@smsd.org)
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  • Jeffrey S. Bishop, nationally recognized composer and conductor, is the director of orchestras at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in suburban Kansas City. Ten years ago, SMNW had an enrollment of eighteen string players. Today over 160 students are enrolled in four orchestras. But as he was building the program at SMNW, he was slowly destroying his health. Four years ago, during an orchestra class, he was removed from the classroom with what he thought was a heart attack. Even though it was only a kidney stone, at 240 pounds, Bishop knew he had to do something about his overall fitness.

    Now, four years later, Jeffrey is eighty pounds lighter. He is a two-time Kansas Masters Cycling Champion, a competitive age group triathlete, a certified cycling coach, and he has founded a new company, Renaissance Coaching, LLC, dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and fitness goals as a Certified Personal Trainer.
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