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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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All In

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  • Public schools need open-ended, multi-stylistic music education. Using the Dekaney HS Wind Ensemble to demonstrate, the clinician will model "All In," an educational initiative which treats music (not limited to classical music) as irreducible, valid, & worthy of exploration. The “band room” becomes the music room, a gateway to musical possibilities. Accepting the students' musical values as a point of departure, the teacher introduces many forms of performance, composition, and improvisation.
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  • The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Larry Livingston regularly conducts in the US and Europe. Reviews describe “long, unending applause, enthusiastic cheers, like at a rock concert.” During 2007-10, he appeared with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), festival orchestras in Arizona, Texas, Indiana, Colorado, and the Idyllwild Festival Orchestra in Disney Hall.
    Over the course of his 25 year tenure as CEO of three of the nation’s top music schools, Livingston raised more than $100 million. Formerly Dean of the Thornton School of Music, he is Music Director of Thornton Orchestras.
    As a motivational speaker, Livingston is known for his presentation Conducting Your Company, Conducting Your Life. He is the Guitar Center's Director of Educational Initiatives, and chairs the Education Committee of the Quincy Jones Musiq Summit.