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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

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Music Education in the 21st Century: New Rules

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  • As a profession, how will we define superior music education in the 21st century? Are we doing enough? Do new things make for new ways of seeing? Is it possible to connect daily instruction to the Big Picture? Through story, data, and innovative models, this session will explore incomparable strategies for advancing music education and encouraging the study and making of music by all.
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  • Joseph Alsobrook has been an active music educator since 1988. He currently serves as Chair of the Music Department at Lindenwood University (MO). He is author of Pathways: A Guide for Energizing and Enriching Band, Orchestra, and Choral Programs (GIA) and Destinations: 4K12 Music Educators (GIA, 2010). He is certified in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Music by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

    Michael Worthy began teaching in 1989 and is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi–Oxford. An active researcher, he has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Journal of Music Teacher Education. He is founder/editor of Southern Journal of Research in Music Education.