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Online Registration Fees
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

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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Conducting Your Way to Better Classroom Management

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  • “Conducting Your Way to Better Classroom Management” helps music educators understand how the verbal and gestural communication they use on the podium can positively impact the behavior of their students. Conductors can be more effective and expressive, taking a pro-active approach to the classroom management of their ensembles, by utilizing Jacob Kounin’s group management techniques of “with-it-ness”, “overlapping”, “momentum”, “smoothness”, and “group focus”.
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  • 12/18/2013 04:00 PM - N/A
  • W186
  • Sarah Labovitz is currently the Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She directs the Symphonic Band and the ASU athletic bands, teaches instrumental music education and conducting, and supervises student teachers. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Dr. Labovitz served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Washburn University. Dr. Labovitz is an active guest conductor and clinician, as well as a contributing author to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. She has a B.M.E. from Bowling Green State University, a M.M.E. from Indiana University and a D.M.A. in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas with Dr. Paul Popiel. Her public school experience includes serving as Director of Bands at Athens High School in Athens, OH and Director of Instrumental Music at Admiral King High School in Lorain, OH.