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December, 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM




Robert Grogan

Robert Grogan

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Classroom Management for the Modern Middle School Director

Clinic Synopsis:

Classroom Management is a timely topic for middle school directors in post-pandemic classrooms. Teachers across the United States report increased classroom disruptions and decreased student engagement. This session aims to equip attendees with practical applications and strategies for managing student behaviors in middle school rehearsals. The attendees will learn about positive, preventative behavioral interventions and what they look like in an instrumental classroom.

Robert Grogan - Biographical Information

Dr. Robert Grogan is the Director of Bands at Barber MS in Cobb County, GA. While at Barber, the band program has grown to over 400 students. In 2022, the Barber MS Band was recognized as a national winner of the William P. Foster Award for Excellence. In 2020 the Barber Wind Symphony was invited to perform at the prestigious Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, IN. Additionally, the ensemble received four invitations to perform at the MFA Regional Concert Band Festival in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022. In 2016, the Wind Symphony was selected to perform as the guest honor band at the University of Alabama Band Clinic. Prior to Barber, Dr. Grogan was the Director of Bands at Willowcreek MS in Lehi, Utah. In 2012, the Willowcreek Wind Symphony received an invitation to perform at the State Band Festival. Additionally, Dr. Grogan was the conductor of the Lehi Community Band and a performer with the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds. In 2015, he performed with the Tara Winds at the Midwest Clinic. Currently, he is a saxophonist with the Cobb Wind Symphony. Dr. Grogan is a three-time recipient of the NBA Citation of Excellence and a 2016 National Quarter-Finalist in the Grammy’s Music Educator of the Year. He is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and in School Band and Orchestra. He received his Ph.D. in music education from Auburn University, his master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and his bachelor's from Columbus State University. Additionally, Dr. Grogan spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, performing with the Albany Marine Band.