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December, 20, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Christina Randall

Christina Randall

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Davaron L. Edwards

Davaron L. Edwards

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Blueprint for Success - Cultivating Strong and Successful Relationships with Your Music Partner Programs

Clinic Synopsis:

Building a strong relationship between partner music programs requires time, energy, support, and compromise. In this clinic, the presenters will provide a blueprint for establishing a professional relationship between directors of partner music programs at elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. They will include strategies on how to cultivate professional working relationships that support and maintain success for all programs involved and are applicable to districts of all sizes.

Christina Randall - Biographical Information

Christina J. Randall earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Charleston Southern University. She is currently the band director at Sandhills Middle School in the Lexington 4 School District in South Carolina. She is a member of National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Music Educators Association, South Carolina Band Directors Association, Phi Beta Mu and Women Band Directors International. Christina was the 2008-2009 Jasper County School District Teacher of the Year and was a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award in 2020. She is also one of the founders of the Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony in Bluffton, SC and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior Jazz Foundation in Hilton Head, SC.

Davaron L. Edwards - Biographical Information

The youngest of six children, all deeply involved with music-making, Davaron Edwards has been surrounded by music for as long as he can remember. Raised by a single working mother who in her spare time chaperoned many band trips, Davaron learned, through music and family, the importance of commitment, dedication, resilience, and love. Davaron’s passion for music developed at Wayside Chapel Baptist Church, where he was an active member of the choir (tenor, then bass-baritone!), and Wilson High School, both in Florence, South Carolina. Davaron was involved in every possible high school ensemble and attributes his decision to become a music educator to his choir director, Mrs. Linda Gilliard-Johnson, and his band director, Mr. Leon Harvey, who inspire him to this day. Like his mother, brother, and two cousins, he attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Davaron earned a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting in the studio of Dr. William Malambri from Winthrop University in 2012. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia, studying with Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner and Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. Davaron formerly taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and South Carolina and is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at McNeese State University.