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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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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.
  • John Clinton (jclinton47@icloud.com)
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  • 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.
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