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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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Set Up for Excellence: Preventing and Fixing Common Problems in Young Cellists

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  • Nothing is more important for beginning and intermediate cellists than good set-up. This workshop will present simple, effective, and fun-for-students (and teachers) ways (effective in both group and individual settings) to establish good posture and left/right hand/arm position and function in beginning students and to fix bad habits continuing students may have developed.
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  • Eric Edberg is Professor of Music at DePauw University where he teaches cello, chamber music, contemporary improvisation, and String Techniques. He attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts, did his undergraduate work at Juilliard and Peabody, earned a MM at SUNY Stony Brook (where he was the teaching assistant of Bernard Greenhouse), and his doctorate at Florida State University. His other teachers included Gary Hoffman, Denis Brott, Stephen Kates, and Leonard Rose. Winner of the NCSA Piatigorsky Memorial Award and Concerto Competition, he was a two-time regional winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artists Competition. Formerly principal cellist of the Annapolis (Maryland) and Terre Haute (Indiana) Symphonies, he has performed widely as a concerto soloist and recitalist and is a member of the DePauw Chamber Players.