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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
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Through Dec. 2nd
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Tearing Down the Wall between Music and Athletics-How to Make the Musical athlete Work for You!

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  • Contrary to opinion, music and athletics go hand in hand. I have coached 6 different sports and taught music for the past 29 years. I can show you how to make these work together to make a better music program, a better school sports program and a better student. A win, win, win scenario.
  • Mike Morgan (Mike.morgan@csd300.com)
  • 12/14/2016 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Mike Morgan has spent his whole life in the small school setting first as a student, then a teacher and coach, then as an athletic director and administrator. During his 28 year teaching career, he has been honored with numerous Coach of the Year awards, an Athletic Director of the Year award and was recently inducted into the state of Washington Music Education Association Hall of Fame. He is also serving a three year appointment on the NAfME Committee for Music Program Leaders. He currently teaches instrumental music grades 5-12 in a rural school and is also the high school head football coach. His junior high and high school concert bands have over 29 superior ratings at festivals and his jazz band has 29 “top 3” finishes throughout the Northwest. His football teams have numerous playoff appearances winning the State title in 2001, State runner ups in 2009 and 2010 and 2 Semi-finals appearances. He has been published locally and nationally in the Music Educators Journal-June 2010 edition. He is a popular speaker and also a presenter for Proactive Coaching and makes presentations throughout the country. Mike’s specialty is the small school arena. He has presented at the last four Washington MEA conferences and the last three NAfME-NW conferences and recently at the Wyoming MEA conference. His sessions are always well attended and he is in constant demand as a presenter. Mike lives in Colfax, Washington with his wife and has 3 grown children.
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