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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

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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Colors and Spice and Everything Nice...That's What Your Percussion Section's Made Of!

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  • A lighthearted yet serious approach for conductors to use with their percussion sections with an emphasis on developing percussionists into the total musicians we all want them to be. Suggestions as to how conductors might teach the concepts of musicianship to the percussion section from the podium will be central to the presentation.
  • Ben Miller (
  • 12/16/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • Ben F. Miller is Professor of Music at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, where he serves as Percussion Instructor and is a member of the M.U. Jazz Faculty. A native of Joliet, Illinois, he received his B.M.E. degree from Indiana University and M.A. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa. Dr. Miller teaches undergraduate and graduate applied percussion, percussion techniques classes for music education students and instrumental conducting. For more than 35 years Dr. Miller served as the Assistant Director of Bands conducting Marching, Symphonic and Jazz Bands. Presently he serves as Conductor of the Marshall Concert Band. He is the former Timpanist and Principal Percussionist with the Cedar Rapids (IA) and West Virginia Symphonies and serves in a similar capacity with the Huntington Symphony and Pops Orchestras. A popular guest artist, conductor, clinician and adjudicator Dr. Miller has presented concerts and clinics throughout the United States as well as New Zealand, Cuba and Brazil. He is associated with the Pearl Drum/Adams Musical Instruments, Sabian Cymbal, Mike Balter Mallet, Pro-Mark Drum Stick and Evans Drum Head companies as a clinician and consultant.