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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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Music Administration: Embracing Leadership/Building the Team

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  • Through the development of successful leadership skills, acquisition of knowledge and implementation of positive team processes, the fine and performing arts administrator can have a positive impact on faculty, students and the community in which he/ she works. This clinic will focus on creating effective teams, knowing the “territory”, meetings and their effect on productivity, working with difficult customers and advise for success.
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  • 12/20/2019 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • John Clinton recently retired as dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2014 he retired as the conductor of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, a position he held since 1992. He was Director of Fine Arts for the Norman, Oklahoma Public Schools for 30 years. He has also served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Center for Arts Education and Oklahoma A+ Schools. Dr. Clinton has received numerous professional honors, including the University of Oklahoma School of Music Distinguished Alumni Fellow, Oklahoma String Teacher of the Year, Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Education, National Federation of State High School Associations Outstanding Music Educator, Okla. Music Educators Association “Administrator of the Year,” East Central University Educators Hall of Fame, and the Distinguished Service Award From the Art Therapy Association of Oklahoma. He currently serves on the board of directors For the Midwest Clinic, Oklahoma Arts Institute, and Children’s Arts Network.