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Traits and Characteristics of a Successful Secondary Music Teacher

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  • This is a presentation that covers the non-musical skills a secondary music teacher needs to be effective. Connecting with and being able to inspire the students, parents and community is critical. Having spent my entire 41 year career in rural Indiana we believe our success and the longevity of the program is only due to our ability to reach our "audience" and inspire them to work and perform at a high level.
  • Robert Medworth (nvbandbob@mac.com)
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  • Bob Medworth retired in June after 41 years as the Band Director at Northview High School in Brazil, IN.  During that time his marching bands have been Indiana State Finalists 39 times and have won 10 state championships. His drum corps involvement as a marching technician and caption supervisor has included The Star of Indiana, Carolina Crown, the Madison Scouts and currently the Bluecoats.  Bob was also a member of the Brass Theater and Blast! Instructional staff as well as serving at many camps and clinics throughout the United States. He has received recognition in education including the WTHI Golden Apple, the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Outstanding High School Teacher Award, Wal-Mart Educator of the Year Award and was a 1995 State of Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash presented by Governor Evan Bayh. While serving as the Girls Varsity Basketball coach at Northview from 2001 to 2007 Bob was twice named WIC Conference Coach of the Year. In the summer Bob is a Head Clinician for Smith Walbridge camps. In his free time as a Tour Director for Music Travel Consultants he has taken groups to locations including New York City, Ireland, the Outback Bowl and the Rose Bowl. Bob and Ruth Ann (teacher and color guard director at Northview ) reside in Brazil, IN
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