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Pre-register for the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic
Online Registration Fees
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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Tough Times Don't Last, But Tough People Do. Surviving Real Life While Teaching Music, Too!

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  • There is no such thing as a perfect year. Whether you're a first year teacher learning the ropes or a veteran teacher, we all face tough times. This clinic will cover establishing the tools to maintain work-life balance, your sanity, and your program from the perspective of a cancer survivor.
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  • 12/20/2019 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • Jessica Thomas currently serves as a band director at East Paulding Middle School in the Paulding County School District in Dallas, Georgia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2009 and her Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting in 2011 from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Thomas is a native of Richmond Hill, GA. Her professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education. She is also a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and an alumni of the Eta Xi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. She performs as a member of the Cobb Wind Symphony, serving in the clarinet section. Music is an integral part of Mrs. Thomas' family. Her husband also works as a band director at East Paulding High School in Dallas, GA. When not teaching, they enjoy spending time outdoors with their dogs, Bailey and Buddy.