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December, 19, 2024
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM




Charles Cushinery

Charles Cushinery

Chat: Tired of the 3 B's (Britten, Bartok and Barber)? Neglected Masterworks for School Orchestras

Clinic Synopsis:

The Midwest Clinic Chat Rooms provide an arena where teachers will learn from and dialogue with expert practitioners. These brief ‘chats’ allow directors a forum for collaboration in a relaxed, intimate environment. The Chat Rooms have limited seating so attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Charles Cushinery - Biographical Information

Dr. Chuck Cushinery made his living playing violin in the Midwest until becoming the orchestra director at Clark High School in 1997. Chuck founded the Clark guitar, piano and electronic music programs. He is currently orchestra director for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Philharmonic and the Nevada School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra. Chuck has served as president of the Nevada Chapter of the American String Teachers Association twice, served as president of The Nevada Music Educators Association, has chaired local and state honors groups, has been on the staff of the National High School Honors Orchestra and has/is a member of numerous committees. He is a two time top ten finalist for the Grammy Music Educator of the year award. In 2015 the Clark Chamber Orchestra won the Grand National Orchestra Championship at the ASTA Conference in Salt Lake City. The Clark Orchestra program was selected to and performed at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in December of 2016 and 2019. In 2017, he became an Education Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation and began presenting clinics around the country. Chuck retired from the Clark County School District in 2022 after 28 years of service. He currently spends his time working on all those projects he never could complete as a full-time classroom teacher – writing that method book, composing, arranging, doing clinics, conducting and his most ambitious project finally adding almost thirty years of experience and data to his website,