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December, 16, 2021
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM


W 185


Organizational Tools for the Motivated Music Director

Clinic Synopsis:

The successful administration of a music program can be the difference in success and failure for your group. This clinic will provide six essential strategies that will enable you to build relationships, focus your mission, and work all of your plans while making sure you have time to teach on a daily basis.

Michael Oubre - Biographical Information

Michael Oubre is the band director at Pickens High School in Jasper, Georgia. This is his twenty-first year of teaching and his tenth year as Band Director at Pickens High School. Previously, Mr. Oubre was the band director at Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, GA from 2007-2011. A native of Sumter, SC, Mr. Oubre graduated from Furman University in 1998 and UGA in 2000 with music education degrees and earned his Specialist Degree in Instruction and Curriculum from Piedmont College. Mr. Oubre has served two GMEA Districts as Band Chair, Treasurer, LGPE Organizer, Solo and Ensemble organizer, First Round All-State audition organizer, and more. He recently served as Chair for GMEA District 9. He has also been a clinician for various honor bands, camps and colleges. At PHS, Mr. Oubre serves as department head and also serves as the county Fine Arts Director. His bands have performed at the University of Alabama, Kennesaw State University, Columbus State University, and the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University. Mr. Oubre has received the Citation of Excellence on three occasions from the NBA. He has presented clinics at the GMEA State Convention. Mr. Oubre was named STAR Teacher for Pickens High School in 2015 and 2016. His WBHS Symphonic Band was recognized as a Commended Winner in the National Wind Band Honors. Mr. Oubre is a member of GMEA, NAfME, NBA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Mr. Oubre is married to Leslie Still Oubre, a small business owner. They have one son, Jonah, who is a junior at Pickens High School.