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A Conversation with Mark Kelly

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  • The Midwest Clinic’s moderated conversation sessions provide an opportunity to hear some of our great creative forces share experiences and insights. This conversation will be moderated by Edward S. Lisk, Director of Bands and K-12 Music Supervisor (Retired) of the Oswego City School District.
  • Mark S. Kelly (mkelly@wcnet.org)
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  • Mark S. Kelly, Director of Bands Emeritus, served Ohio’s Bowling Green State University (BGSU) as Director of Bands from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. He continued to teach in the College of Musical Arts as a Professor of Music Education until 1996.

    Prior to coming to BGSU, Kelly taught for 15 years in the Iowa communities of Clarinda and Centerville and for one year at the University of Iowa as a Graduate Assistant Director of Bands. During his 13-year tenure as Director of Bands in Centerville, the high school band performed at The Midwest Clinic in 1957 and 1963. In 1961, the band’s woodwind ensembles presented a clinic.

    A Past President and Past Vice-President of The Midwest Clinic, Kelly holds membership in many professional music organizations and is a Past President of the American Bandmasters Association. He has received many honors for his great career.
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