Menu
Registration

Registration is now open. Click the button below to register for the conference.

REGISTER NOW!
Online Registration Fees
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 
$50

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.  



View General Conference Info
 
Subscribe to our newsletter, filled with FREE educational tools and information
 
Applications

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

Exhibitor Contract

The Missing Peace: Inclusive Music Education that Works

  • thumbnail for Julie Duty
  • This session will discuss a program that supports music educators in providing musical performance experiences for students with special needs in a non-traditional way. Topics for discussion will include the legal responsibility schools have to provide opportunities to all students, research-based effects of both musical and social experiences for the special needs child, and the effects this initiative is having on music programs and their communities at various demographic and socioeconomic levels.
  • Julie Duty (julie@unitedsound.org)
  • 12/18/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • W179
  • Julie completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 1998, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She taught middle school band and served as a mentor teacher for nine years in Arizona. During that time her groups were recognized for musical excellence and had active involvement with Special Olympics Arizona. Since leaving the classroom, Julie has remained dedicated to music education and community service. She is an active volunteer with Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa, Arizona. She volunteers within her church community as the leader of a regional orchestra and leads a 150 member children’s chorus. She co-founded a parent advocacy group, Gilbert Music Matters, which works to bring parents and school district leaders together to improve music education. Julie currently serves as the founder and executive director of United Sound, Inc. working with teachers, parents, school administrators, and industry leaders to bring meaningful participation and inclusivity to the instrumental music classroom.
  •