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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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Trombone Pedagogy from Day One

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  • Day One clinics are intended to be short, content-rich, “nuts-and-bolts” presentations to assist instrumental music educators in starting students properly their instruments. These sessions will also be of great benefit for any teacher in need of a primer for a proven method of achieving success on a wind or percussion instrument.
  • Matt Koperniak (
  • 12/19/2018 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W182
  • Matt Koperniak serves on the Music Education faculty of Georgia Southern University (Armstrong campus) in Savannah, GA. Previously, he served as Director of Bands at Riverwatch Middle School from 2008-2018. Under his direction, the Riverwatch Symphonic Band performed at The Midwest Clinic, National Band Association/CBDNA Southern Division Conference, Music for All National Concert Festival, and “Strike up the Band” on WABE 90.1, National Public Radio. Under his direction, the Riverwatch Band Program received the National Blue Ribbon Middle School Program of Excellence and the Sudler Silver Cup. Dr. Koperniak currently serves as State Band Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association, and he is a member of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. He serves Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia as National Executive Committeeman-at-Large and Chair of the Commission on Standards. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association as an At-Large representative, and previously served as a member of the NBA/Alfred Young Band Composition Contest committee. He has been published in Music Educators Journal and International Trombone Association Journal, and he has presented music education research at the NAfME national research conference. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal TOPICS (Themes, Opinions, Praxes, Innovations, Curriculum, and Strategies), published by the MayDay Group. Dr. Koperniak received degrees in Music Education from Boston University and the University of Georgia, and he is a 2017 recipient of the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 under 40 award.