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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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Oboe 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 on 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.
  • Carol Zeisler (
  • 12/19/2019 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W182
  • Carol Zeisler is a well-known name in music education as a teacher, clinician, adjudicator, performer, camp coach and private instructor.  She is on call to fellow teachers as a mentor and a friend to those interested in working with young musicians. She is frequently invited to assist fellow teachers with the daunting task of starting or switching students to the oboe.  Carol Zeisler is currently an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she teaches Woodwind Methods and makes sure future instrumental teachers have some time and experience playing both the oboe and the bassoon.  She is also an active performer and the Principal Oboist for the Virginia Wind Symphony, a position she has held for 25 years.  She maintains a strong private oboe studio with young students from the southeastern region of Virginia.  Zeisler holds her Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor of Music Education from Old Dominion University, graduation with honors from both institutions.  She was a middle school band director in the Portsmouth City Schools and the Norfolk City Schools, teaching for 30 years and receiving both Teacher of the Year and Inspirational Teacher Award for music teachers in the Norfolk Public Schools.  She was a group leader for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Program in Twin Lake Michigan.  Carol comes from a family of musicians, as both her mother and grandfather were bandleaders.