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The Three Hats of the Music Educator: Finding Balance Among Multiple Roles

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  • Successful music educators must wear multiple hats in their daily work. This session will examine three roles that quality music teachers assume - the artist, the teacher, and the administrator. Session attendees will assess their current strengths and develop an individual plan for balance among the roles in order to support their own career goals. The presenters will provide practical strategies for development in all three areas by focusing on how our roles as musicians shape the other two.
  • Timothy Robblee, Robert Taylor (trobblee@wsu.edu)
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  • Tim Robblee serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, where he conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches in the instrumental music education and conducting curricula. He holds a Ph.D. in music education and wind band conducting from the University of Minnesota, and the MM in conducting from Northwestern University.

    Robert Taylor is Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches instrumental conducting. He holds MM and DM degrees in conducting from Northwestern University, and a BA in music education from Humboldt State University.

    As passionate advocates of music in the schools, both presenters are in high demand as rehearsal clinicians, adjudicators, and guest conductors throughout North Americ
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