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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

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Cracking the Code: Demystifying Score Study for the Young Teacher

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  • Efficient score study and purposeful score marking can be a mystery to novice teachers. In this highly engaging clinic, Richardson will present a systematic approach to efficient score study and score marking that young conductors will benefit from. New teachers, come learn how to "crack the code" and digest scores effectively so your rehearsals can be positive and ultimately, more focused on the music!
  • Brett Richardson (
  • 12/20/2019 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • Dr. Brett A. Richardson serves as the Director of Bands, Coordinator of Music Education, and an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Richardson is in demand nationally as a conductor for bands of all levels and as a clinician with appearances at several state music education conferences, as well as the Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic/Convention, CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium, and The Midwest Clinic. Recent honors include induction to the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, 2019 UIW Provost's Legacy Teaching Award, 2019 UIW Presidential Teaching Award (nomination), a Conducting Fellowship at the 2018 Reynolds Conducting Institute at The Midwest Clinic, and a 2016-17 American Prize Honorable Mention/Semi-finalist designation in the University/College Band conducting category. He holds the Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce (M.M., Wind Conducting) and Stephen F. Austin State University (B.M.Ed.).