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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

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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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Efficient and Effective Conductor Communication

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  • This Clinic specifically addresses five key areas and components that will immediately improve the quality of performance as well as musical expression of your performing ensemble. Dr. McCashin will discuss areas of Posture, Balance, Flexibility, Articulation/Gesture impetus and Density, and Facial Communication. This session is suitable for all conductors; Orchestra, Wind Band and Choral.
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  • 12/17/2014 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • Dr. Robert McCashin is the Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting and Violin at James Madison University. He serves as the music director and conductor for the Symphony, Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Strings. Dr. McCashin earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from Louisiana State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Arizona. Dr. McCashin is an active writer/arranger in the string education field, publishing with FJH Music Co. in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tempo Press in Ann Arbor, MI and Wingert-Jones in PA. He guest conducts and adjudicates at the state and national levels and is the Past (Founding)-President of the national College Orchestra Directors Association.