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December, 22, 2023
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




Rodney Dorsey

Rodney Dorsey

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Kelly Bell

Kelly Bell

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What You Need to Know if You are Applying to Perform at Midwest

Clinic Synopsis:

Rodney Dorsey, Midwest Clinic Board Member, and Kelly Bell, Executive Director, break down best practices and general tips for applying to perform at future clinics. This session is a must-attend for any first-time applicants.

Rodney Dorsey - Biographical Information

Kelly Bell - Biographical Information

Kelly Bell is the Executive Director for The Midwest Clinic, International Band and Orchestra Conference. Before joining the Midwest team in January 2020, Bell served as the Director of Educational Programs with Conn-Selmer’s Division of Education for seven years. During her tenure at Conn-Selmer, Bell oversaw the clinician and VIP programs as well as coordinated the annual educational conference, Conn-Selmer Institute. Bell began her career as a high school orchestra and guitar teacher in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was the Assistant Orchestra Director at Edward W. Clark High School from 2006 – 2009. In the fall of 2009, Bell took the position of Director of Orchestras at Basic High School in Henderson, NV. During her time at Basic, she served as Department Chair and helped grow the performing arts program from 400 students to over 1200 in four years. In 2010, Bell was awarded the Outstanding Young Educator of the Year award from the Nevada Music Educators Association. Bell received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelors in Instrumental Music Education from Ball State University.