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Getting the Most Out of Music Conferences

Posted by Paul Fox on Dec 5, 2017 11:00:38 AM

 

Music conferences offer students as well as seasoned musicians a wealth of professional opportunities. They are motivating and help recharge your battery. They even help set future goals. Consider music conferences an essential component of your training and career.

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Topics: Community, Teaching Tips, Travel Planning, Conventions

Advocating Ethics, Creating the Standard

Posted by Jon Locke on Dec 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Being ethical in business is the highest guiding principle of Director’s Choice. In fact, it’s the reason I started the company over 21 years ago. As a traveling band director, I wanted more for my students and more for the money they and their families raised. This is what being ethical is about. It was essential for me to be accountable to my students and their families. I felt I owed my students more than the average travel and festival experiences offered to us at that time.

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Topics: Community, Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Industry

Building Community Makes it Personal, Always

Posted by Stephanie Fox on Aug 11, 2017 8:07:00 PM

Community is powerful. It gives us a place and a people to belong to connecting us with individuals and ideas.  We long to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to belong and share with others. Building community is essential to the human condition.

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Topics: Community, Relationship, Southwest Music Summer Exhibition

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A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

Director's Choice is passionate about furthering your classroom. We're not satisfied just being your go-to travel experts. Many of us have been in your shoes and know how much goes on in a classroom. That's why we've created Unpacked, a blog of curated content to help you reach students, plan effectively and create memorable performance experiences.

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