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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, February 8, 2010


The PMC Quick Note is a service provided to all area directors. It is part of our mission to support the lives of band directors across the Midwest. The Quick Note contains helpful tips and suggestions from area directors, spotlights on area college and university band programs, calendars of upcoming events, advocacy articles promoting music education, links to helpful web resources, and much more.  Comments, suggestions, ideas, and articles are always welcome.


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Music has been linked to significantly higher test scores in writing.

-- Catterall et al., 1999

Incredible Elementary Honor Band from Japan

Simply need to hear it to believe it. You can click the photo for the link to YouTube. Enjoy!

Conn-Selmer Institute

The blueprint for the 2010 Conn-Selmer Institute (June 6-9) is already in place and plans are finalized to offer a world class faculty (second-to-none), a schedule of clinics designed to support the success-driven music educators of today-and-tomorrow, a docket of outstanding musical events, and - of course - the trademark positive atmosphere that is the classic signature of Conn-Selmer Institute. Click the image below for more information.

Seats are first come first serve and must be pre-registered at Tuition includes meals, double-based University housing, and sessions...ALL INCLUSIVE! Single person rate is $199.00. Two-person rate is $299.00. Continuing Education Credit May Be Available!

· Hal Leonard Reading and Rehearsal Clinic Band sponsored by J.W. Pepper
· Dual Track Sessions for both Educators and Music Education Majors
· Powerful, positive, pragmatic sessions
· World class faculty drawn from the most prominent music education professionals in the country
· Exhibits and information from CSI sponsor partners
· Network with your colleagues
· Inquire about job opportunities with supervisors from across the nation
· Develop life-long friends and relationships

Contact Your Local Palen Music Center Representative


Can we assist you with anything?  Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.


Springfield Bob Hopkins, Phil Myers, and Paul Bowen (417) 882-7000
Columbia Robert Pitts and Jake Herzog (573) 256-5555
Liberty Ken Crisp and Dick Murdock (816) 792-8301
Joplin Wayne Blades, Scott Frederickson, and Chelsea Samuel (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Mark VanVranken and Tiffany Dempsey (918) 770-6827


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