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Online Registration Fees
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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Clarinet Tone Got You Down? Surprisingly Simple Steps to Immediately Improve the Tone of Your Clarinet Section

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  • Quick and practical solutions for solving common problems with clarinet tone. Discover how topics such as simple reed care, placement of the reed, positioning of the mouthpiece and tuning tips can help your students produce a great group sound!
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  • Suzanne Tirk, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Wichita State University, is Principal Clarinet with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Lieurance Wind Quintet. Tirk holds degrees from Lawrence University and Michigan State University, and is completing her DMA at Michigan State University. Her teachers have included Elsa Ludewig Verdehr, Charles Neidich, Theodore Oien and Fan Lei. A dynamic performer and teacher, Tirk has taught at several universities including Bemidji State, Lawrence University, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Montana State. She has presented numerous recitals and clinics throughout the United States, Canada, Kazakhstan, China, Panama, Great Britain, and The Netherlands. A passionate advocate for music education, Tirk has presented clinics for KMEA, Kansas Bandmasters Association and the Wichita Metropolitan Music Teacher’s Association.