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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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School Funding, Scheduling and Reform: Is There a Crisis for Music?

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  • At a time when we have the best research in history supporting the value of music education many programs across the country are fighting for their lives in the face of scheduling, graduation requirement and funding issues. The panel will provide information concerning issues in various parts of the country, and provide insight into ideas that are working to sustain programs and behaviors that may not be in the best interest of music educators.
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  • The members of the panel come from across the country and bring extensive and varied experiences in music education to the discussion. In addition to their wide range of personal experience, the panel has gleaned input from professionals from every part of the country concerning current issues and effective strategies for impacting these issues.