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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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Classroom Management Strategies for the Rehearsal Hall

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  • This clinic is intended for both new and established instrumental music teachers who want to build the culture, efficiency, and environment of their rehearsal hall to minimize use of time and maximize success. Strategies for developing a classroom culture, establishing routines, organization, rehearsal techniques related to class management, setting goals, addressing student behaviors, and utilizing your resources are among the areas discussed.
  • Steve Graves (
  • 12/18/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • Steve Graves has been teaching instrumental music for 32 years, and is currently in his the band director at Lexington Junior High School in Cypress, California. Active as an adjudicator and clinician, he has been a field and concert contest adjudicator for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association since 1989, and has been awarded the Outstanding Adjudicator and Veteran Teacher awards by that association. He is also a frequent clinician at both their annual conference and judges training seminars. He has also adjudicated for the Southern California Judging Association, the Colorado Bandmasters Association and the American Drum Line Association. He is a multi-time recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” and PTSA “Honorary Service” awards, and was named an Orange County “Arts Educator of the Year” in 2018. Employed earlier as a musician at Disneyland for sixteen years, he continues to be active as a performer with local community bands, and a regularly performing rhythm and blues band. Mr. Graves holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Arts degree in Band Conducting from the American Band College at Sam Houston State University.