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December, 17, 2021
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM


W 186


Danh Pham

Danh Pham


SHOP Talk: Don't Eat Cat Food When You're 65: A Discussion About Personal Finance for New Teachers!

Clinic Synopsis:

Today, new teachers have so much to worry with students that they sometimes leave vital personal matters such as finance to chance. This clinic will take an honest look at basic budgeting strategies for the new teacher, and potential first-time conversations about topics we don't publicly anymore: personal taxes, insurance, retirement, investments, etc. This is clinic is a crash course for "beginners" to be a little more comfortable with talking about money!

Danh Pham - Biographical Information

Danh Pham currently serves as Conductor of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Bands at Washington State University. He is a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician and Music Director of the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Pham maintains a busy conducting schedule that includes international appearances throughout Asia. He most recently conducted the renowned Seogwipo Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (South Korea), and has taught at Guangzhou University, the Wuhan Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony, Huazhong Agricultural University Symphonic Band, the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory Of Music, and the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Professionally, he has conducted the Guang Xi Symphony Orchestra, the Saigon Wind Ensemble, and the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Orchestra. At home, Dr. Pham has appeared as a conductor with the Coeur D’Alene Symphony Orchestra, the Palouse Chamber Players, the Pan-Pacific Ensemble, and the Palouse Brass Company. His own groups have appeared at the Western International Band Clinic, the MENC Biennial Northwest Conference, the Oregon Music Educators Association State Conference, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Southwest Convention. Dr. Pham serves on the Collegiate Advisory Board for the Western International Band Clinic, and is a contributing Research Associate for the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series released by GIA Publications. He has presented at the National Association for Music Education (Northwest Division) Conference and the Washington Music Educators State Conference.