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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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The Habits of Musicianship: Musical Excellence from the Start

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  • Nearly all teachers agree that the primary long-term goals of music performance instruction center on musical fluency, independence, and artistry.We illustrate in this session how to create experiences for young learners that emphasize these goals and facilitate meaningful music-making from the very first days of instruction. Our approach leads young instrumentalists to think and behave like accomplished musicians beginning on the first day of class and continuing throughout their musical lives.
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  • Bob Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Human Learning, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Jim Byo is the Carl Prince Matthies Professor of Music Education and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at Louisiana State University.