Online Registration Fees
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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Thoughts on Becoming an Expert

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  • Gibbs will identify and discuss critical elements of professionalism that young teachers will want to consider on their journey toward becoming an expert in the eyes of students, parents and administrators. Topics will include demeanor, grooming, punctuality, preparation, attitude, communication, concern for the big picture, and goals. Examples of pedagogical concepts requiring expert knowledge will be discussed without advocating specific methodology. Audience questions will be encouraged.
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  • 12/20/2013 03:30 PM - N/A
  • W186
  • Brian Gibbs is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletics Bands at Sam Houston State University. Prior to his appointment at SHSU he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University. He previously taught in the public schools of Birdville, Cypress-Fairbanks, Carrolton-Farmers Branch, and Richardson, Texas. Mr. Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s Degree from Amberton University. Mr. Gibbs is currently a PhD candidate in Education at Walden University. His research interests include pedagogy for developing musical expressivity and strategies to help students develop skills in making wise decisions. Mr. Gibbs has presented clinics at the state music educators association conventions in Arizona, California, Tennessee, and Texas. Mr. Gibbs serves as the Executive Director of the Worldwide Concurrent Premieres Commissioning Fund.