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December, 19, 2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Meeting Room W179


Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

Habits of a Successful Middle School Band

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic focuses on the essential building blocks that create an environment of musical success in any program, including: recruiting, evaluation and placement of students, retention, and creating a positive image of your music program. Although presented from a band perspective, this clinic will prove useful for any teacher striving to build a successful musical ensemble.

Jeff Scott - Biographical Information

Jeff Scott is the Director of Bands at Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received a Master of Instrumental Music in Conducting at Southern Oregon University in 2005. In 2006, Mr. Scott received National Board Certification in Instrumental Music. In 1992, Mr. Scott was named national winner of the Stanbury Award for "Young Director of the Year." Mr. Scott is co-author of the highly touted book, “Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director”, published by GIA Publications. Bands under Mr. Scott's baton have consistently received Superior ratings at state, regional and national competitions, and have received the SCBDA's Outstanding Performance Award consecutively since 1989. Mr. Scott is active as an adjudicator and clinician for concert and marching events throughout the Southeast. Mr. Scott maintains professional affiliations with the National Band Association, MENC, Phi Mu Alpha, and Phi Beta Mu.

Emily Wilkinson - Biographical Information

Emily Wilkinson is Associate Director of Bands at Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC. Prior to joining the Cario team in 2011, Wilkinson served as the Band Director at Fort Johnson Middle School on James Island from 2009-2011. Before teaching at Fort Johnson, she was the Assistant Band Director at Bates Middle School in Sumter, SC. Wilkinson has also been working as a marching instructor, clinician, and chamber winds coach for the Wando High School Band program since 2003. She has served as a guest clinician for bands in SCBDA Region 5, GMEA District 1, and Berkeley County, SC. Wilkinson is co-author of the book, "Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director". Emily Wilkinson’s professional affiliations include NAfME, SCBDA, the Charleston County Band Directors Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and she is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Iota. Emily is married to Eric Wilkinson and they reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.