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2021 Saskatchewan Music Conference

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

November 5 | Virtual Conference

SMC is excited to announce that Friday, November 5 will be the date for this year’s music conference!

Keynote Address - Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Dr. Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, and adjudicator.

He is a graduate of Ball State University and the University of Alabama. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Lautzenheiser has been a part of the Bands of America family for over 25 years. He served as executive director in 1980-82, and he has since worked with tens of thousands of Bands of America students and directors.

He also created Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. He presently holds the Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer position at Ball State University, and he serves as the national spokesperson for NAFME's "Make A Difference with Music" program.

Dr. Lautzenheiser wrote The Art of Successful Teaching and The Joy of Inspired Teaching, which are best-sellers in the music profession. He is also co-author of Hal Leonard's popular band method, Essential Elements, and the creator of the highly-acclaimed Director's Communication Kits.

Local Entertainment, Student Posters and More

Other clinicians will be named in the near future. Entertainment will be provided by the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble and Saskatoon musicians Gerard Weber and Brett Graham, while other performers are still being finalized. University students are also hard at work finalizing their posters and presentations for this year's event.

All of the sessions will be available to delegates for 30 days after the conference. Anyone who decides to register will receive an online program, along with a username and passcode to access the sessions.

We will be updating our website at in the following weeks, so you can keep track of all the latest information.

Thank you for your continuous support, and we hope that you can join us in November!


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