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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

NOTE:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will be ineligible to receive a professional development certificate/credit hours for the events attended during the conference.  

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Got Rhythm? - A Guide To Coaching School Rhythm Sections

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  • Designed specifically to assist directors with a modicum of rhythm section experience, this clinic will yield immediate improvements in the overall sound of your big band as you learn ways to promote better communication between rhythm section members. You’ll also discover proven techniques for developing a closer relationship between your horn and rhythm sections.
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  • Jeff Jarvis serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University Long Beach where he conducts the award-winning Concert Jazz Orchestra. Jeff frequently appears as an honors jazz band conductor, clinician and lecturer. Jeff is a former Vice-President of the International Association For Jazz Education, and a Yamaha artist. Jeff is part-owner of Kendor Music, Inc., the first educational music publisher to provide jazz charts written especially for students. Doug Beach is a mainstay in jazz education circles. He serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at Elmhurst College in Illinois. His compositions and teaching materials are in great demand. Beach is the owner of Doug Beach Music, distributed by Kendor Music. As a Yamaha clinician and guest conductor, Doug makes frequent appearances at schools and coordinates the Elmhurst Jazz Festival.