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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
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$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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French Horn SOS! First Notes, Fundamentals, and Fixing It: Teaching Strategies and Resources Every Director Should Know for Their Beginning to College Level Horn Players

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  • Intro: I. Getting your beg horn players started II. Equipment-including instruments, mouthpieces, mutes III. Suggested method books/repertoire Fundamental Horn Skills: I. Sound/tone production II. Posture/Body Awareness III. Basic Technique Development/refinement of sound IV. Adv. Technique Development V.Repertoire: Representative musical examples will be selected for discussion from the following categories contained in the master repertoire list
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  • Abigail Pack, Assoc Professor of Horn at U of NC – Greensboro (BMA ECU, MM U. of Iowa, DMA UW-Madison) has held teaching positions at James Madison University, Knox College, Western State College and taught in the Gunnison Watershed School District. She has held positions with the Barton Symphony, Quad Cities Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Green-Bay Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and currently performs with the Roanoke Symphony, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, the SW Chamber Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, Iowa Brass Quintet, Western Slope Brass Band, and Massanutten Brass Band. Recent presentation highlights include the Southeast Horn Workshop, performances at the Natl Flute Association, the Intl Horn Symposium (U of Cape Town, South Africa), the Intl Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference, and The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.