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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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Rehearsal Revolution

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  • Feeling stuck in your rehearsal routines? Notice students losing interest and predicting patterns? This session will explore, expand and challenge a range of rehearsal frameworks to promote maximum student learning, personal contribution, critical thinking and ensemble teamwork. Dust off old ideas and learn new ones as well. Gather a list of options to change the routine and refresh the paradigm. Rehearsals resume after break...
  • Joel Schut (
  • 12/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Joel Schut is active as a conductor, violinist and educator. He serves on faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra and teaches courses in music education, string pedagogy and orchestral performance. He previously served as interim Director of Orchestras at the Crane School of Music SUNY-Potsdam and taught in the Michigan public schools including the Okemos High School Orchestras. He is an active clinician for all-state, regional and honor orchestras and a passionate advocate for public school music programs throughout the country. As a conductor, he has appeared with the Crane Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State Opera Theatre, Michigan State Symphony Orchestra and the University of Colorado-Boulder Symphony Orchestra. He served as Music Director of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, founding director of the Detroit Medical Orchestra, and organizer of the Michigan Teachers Orchestra. 

    A dedicated string educator, his research and service include work as a conductor-teacher trainer and advocate for cross-cultural music making. He has presented clinics and workshops on a range of topics and mentored young teachers nationally and internationally. He has worked with multiple engagements in Tunisia and Honduras and served as guest faculty at the Afghanistan Institute of Music. He facilitated a long running music host exchange connecting German and American young artists and has been a featured artist faculty at the Myanmar Music Festival. A graduate of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program, he has served as a program mentor connecting innovators in youth orchestra education throughout the Americas. He currently serves as Editor for the American String TeacherJournal. He received his Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University, Masters in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Colorado-Boulder and Bachelors in Violin Performance and Music Education from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance where he was awarded the Albert A. Stanley Medal, the school’s highest honor.