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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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Creativity from the Beginning - Ideas for Teaching Improvisation to Young Musicians

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  • Develop improvisational skills in your band or orchestra using simple techniques that promote creativity and expression. This is a non-jazz centered approach to creativity which requires no specialized background or skills on the part of the student or the teacher. This session focuses on a simple yet progressive approach to develop spontaneous musical expression in a typical band or orchestra class. Attendees are invited to bring along a musical instrument, but it is not required.
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  • 12/21/2013 10:00 AM - N/A
  • W185
  • Dr. Timothy J. Groulx is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, where he is coordinator of the music education program and teaches courses in instrumental music education and directs the University Band. He is active in the music education community as a guest conductor and clinician in area schools and implemented the University of Evansville‚Äôs Summer Music Camp in June of 2011. Dr. Groulx has published research in Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Music Education Research International and Update! Applications of Research in Music Education. He has presented his research in local, state, and national venues. Dr. Groulx earned his Ph.D. in music education from the University of South Florida, and earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Teaching from Oberlin Conservatory. Prior to entering the field of higher education, Dr. Groulx taught band and orchestra programs for ten years in Florida and Ohio.