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Managing the Architecture of an Artistic Organization

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There are many challenges of being both creative director and business manager of a band/orchestra program. As the leader, it is important strive to build systems and identify resources to solidify the structure of the organization to maximize efficiency and reduce strain. However, finding balance between artistic and administrative duties can be challenging. Investigate models for establishing stability and innovation while Managing the Architecture of an Artistic Organization.

Cecilia Clark - Biographical Information

Cecilia Clark, Director of Bands at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia, is from Upper Marlboro, MD. She attended Duquesne University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education. Ms. Clark also received a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Duquesne. She is currently an ABD Doctoral Candidate with an emphasis in Music Education from Boston University. Ms. Clark’s professional experience includes Assistant Band Director and Fine Arts Department Chair at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. Prior to joining the faculty at McEachern, Ms. Clark was the Director of Bands at Deer Lakes High School and Thomas Jefferson High School. She also taught beginning band in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Ms. Clark has served as a percussion consultant and technician for several schools including Norwin Senior High School in North Huntingdon, PA. She was also the Front Ensemble Instructor for the General Butler Vagabonds Division III Jr. Corps and the Pit Caption Head for Conquest Percussion and Project Percussion Independent Open and World Class WGI Finalists. Ms. Clark is an active adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician. She has served on the Review Committee for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as a member of NAfME Band Advisory Committee, and as the DTA Program Coordinator at the Music for All Summer Symposium. Her professional affiliations include the NAfME, GMEA, PAS, NBA, ASBDA, WBDI and Mu Phi Epsilon. Ms. Clark is married to Patrick Clark, Band Director at Hightower Trail Middle School.

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