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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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Sustaining Our Emotional Health

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  • Today‚Äôs educational climate is filled with anxiety that reaches far beyond the basic pedagogy of teaching a stringed instrument or conducting an orchestra. Parents are more demanding, students are less respectful, the legal system rules our decisions, and social media is rampant. This session will address some practical ideas on how to sustain our emotional health amidst the challenging stress that continues to grow in our profession
  • Pamela Tellejohn Hayes (
  • 12/18/2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Pamela Tellejohn Hayes is nationally recognized for her work in the field of music education. Mrs. Hayes is the recipient of both the Merle J. Isaac Lifetime Achievement Award from NSOA and the Elizabeth A.H. Green School Educator Award from ASTA. She has served as president of the National School Orchestra Association, the South Carolina Music Educators Association, the Orchestra Division of SCMEA and the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Mrs. Hayes is co-author of the comprehensive method book series Essential Elements for Strings. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wichita State University, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a violinist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and adjunct instructor of violin and string methods at Columbia College in SC.