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December, 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Meeting Room W179


Milt Allen

Milt Allen

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Wage Music: Making Your Program Indispensable Through Connection

Clinic Synopsis:

Do primarily family members come to your concerts? Do your students connect what they learn in rehearsal to what they do out of rehearsal? Are competition and expensive trips your only means of community recognition? What is music education in the “bigger picture?” Maybe it’s time to look at things another way. Here’s a chance to learn both ideas and methods that can give your program a new relevance to your students, administrators and community!

Milt Allen - Biographical Information

Dr. Milt Allen is a popular conductor, clinician, speaker, author and tireless advocate on behalf of music education. A 26-year veteran of the rehearsal room, including 17 years in the public school, his musical mission now takes him beyond the traditional rehearsal room as Founder/Executive Director of "The Music Guerrilla," furthering music, artistry and education through whatever avenues available. His rare perspective encompasses teaching positions in rural/suburban, large/small and public/parochial environments. He has successfully taught beginning band in a boiler room through collegiate positions, including his final teaching position as Associate Director of Bands/Visiting Associate Professor of Music at The Ohio State University. A popular speaker and guest conductor, Milt’s humor, passion and experience combine to illuminate the possibilities of both music education and the live art of performance. Ensembles under Allen's direction have received numerous awards at local, state and national levels including recognition by the United States Congress for Musical Excellence. He is a two-time high school Teacher of the Year, a Kansas Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist, and is listed in various Who's Who publications. Other honors and distinctions include 5 awards from the Ohio State University School of Music recognizing his teaching and service and selection as a Conducting Fellow for the Eastman Wind Ensemble's 40th Anniversary. In 2008, Dr. Allen became the first civilian in the history of the United States Air Force to tour as a featured conductor (USAF Heritage of America Band) and received an Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award. Dr. Allen is a clinician for the Hal Leonard Corporation and Meredith Music Publications as well as an educational consultant for Jupiter Instruments. He is the author of: Music, Artistry, and Education: A Journey Towards Musical Growth and Enlightenment, published by Meredith Music Publications.