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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 23rd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$50 College Student Rate
Through Dec. 2nd

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TLC for Band: A Prescribed Daily Routine for Development and Reinforcement of Tone, Literacy and Coordination

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  • The TLC (Tone/ Literacy/Coordination) approach allows focused attention to the mastery of the most basic skills and understandings in either a beginning class or a setting for remediation of advanced instrumentalists. TLC can provide a clear path to highly informed instructor assessment of student learning and achievement. Session participants will gain understandings of the instructional strategies and skills necessary to employ the TLC approach in their own instrumental music instruction.
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  • 12/20/2013 10:00 AM - N/A
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  • Keith Dye, Ed.D.C.T. Associate Professor of Music Ed, Texas Tech University. Dr. Dye teaches numerous undergraduate and graduate classes including Band Techniques, Woodwind and Brass Instructional Methods and Secondary Music Curriculum. Dr. Dye is a member of the TTU Teaching Academy and a Service Learning Fellow. Dr. Dye is College Division Vice-President of the Texas Music Education Association. H serves on the Executive Board of TMEA and contributes a monthly column to The Southwestern Musician. Dye has more than 30 years of successful experience with groups on all levels of instruction. His ensembles have earned numerous awards and a reputation for consistently high levels of excellence. He has presented clinics on instrumental music education techniques and strategies at state and national conventions and served as conductor of various honor ensembles. As a clinician, consultant, conductor, and adjudicator, Dr. Dye is a qualified music educator equally at ease with any age level.