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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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Developing the Expressive Bow: Strategies for All Levels of Instruction

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  • How do some students perform with a beautiful tone quality? It’s not always an expensive instrument. How do some students perform with incredible musicality? It’s not because they are innately more talented. Why do my students “rush”? It’s not always performance anxiety. This session will discuss the development of the expressive and rhythmic part of string instruments: the bow. Strategies and procedures will be discussed and demonstrated so all students may perform with artistry and confidence.
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  • A graduate of Wesleyan College and Northwestern University, Kathleen DeBerry Brungard has taught orchestra and strings to grades 1-12 in the public schools of Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. She has also taught concert band, jazz band, and orchestra in California. Many of her elementary and secondary orchestras have performed for national, regional and state music educator conventions. DeBerry Brungard has written curriculum guides for strings at all levels of instruction, and has also been involved in curriculum development for the gifted and talented. She has done extensive work with student teachers, and served as a mentor teacher throughout her 31 years in public education. DeBerry Brungard is an active clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.