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Don't Burn Out! Ideas and Techniques for a Lasting Career as a Music Educator

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  • This clinic will cover techniques and ideas on how to make the daily, monthly, and yearly life of a music educator more enjoyable (mind, body, and spirit). Topics being discussed include: dynamic vs. static stretching for conductors (via advice from physical therapists), ideas for personal motivation, daily class structure, the importance of mentorship, and much more. This hands on clinic is a fun way to re-energize our love for teaching.
  • Giovanni Santos (giosantos@ymail.com)
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  • Professor Giovanni Santos serves as Assistant professor of Music and Director of Wind and Percussion Studies at La Sierra University. Professor Santos has led successful performances in such venues and festivals across Europe, Mexico, and the United States, including performances in the Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Professor Santos also enjoys frequent engagements as a guest conductor/clinician, most recently, guest conducting the United States Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble. Prof. Santos has proudly implemented a yearly wind band conducting workshop at La Sierra University, and has worked alongside Prof. H. Robert Reynolds, Dr. Thomas Lee, and Allan McMurray, helping some of the brightest young music educators in the United States. A strong advocate for music education, Santos frequently presents at conferences, school in-service days, and classrooms. Most recently, Prof. Santos presented at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC). As a composer, Prof. Santos has premiered his works across the United States and Europe. In January, the United States Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble premiered his work VOYAGES in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Santos is a graduate of La Sierra University (B. Mus) and earned his MM in Music Education from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he was also a scholarship trumpet student. He continues an active performance schedule as a freelance musician (trumpet) and has been published by the International Trumpet Guild Journal.
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