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The 2019 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$160 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$95 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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Establishing a Quality Sound in the Beginning Orchestra

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  • Several ideas and methods regarding creating a quality sound for the first-year string player will be discussed and demonstrated. Topics of establishing proper physical posture and bow hold, bowing sequence, music fundamentals, and the use of imagery will be incorporated into this session.
  • Karel Butz
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  • Karel Butz teaches orchestra in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas. He previously taught orchestra in Carmel, Indiana, and served as adjunct violin faculty at Purdue University. He has taught violin for the Indiana University String Academy, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, and Bands of America Summer Symposium - Orchestra Division. He has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Spoleto Festival USA. His compositions are published by Musica Propria. He holds a B.M.E. and M.M. in violin performance from Indiana University. Currently, he is completing his doctorate in music education at Indiana University.