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[WSMTE] Urban Music Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, Oct 19-21, 2006



Registration Deadline, Tomorrow (Sept. 19, 2006)
More details: http://www.menc.org/connect/conf/umlc/urbanconf.html

2006 Conference Information

The 11th Annual Urban Music Leadership Conference will convene in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from October 19-21, 2006. This organization provides the opportunity for music supervisors, curriculum specialists, fine arts coordinators, music education professors, and music teachers from urban areas to discuss common issues and share information and strategies.

The conference features an address by Dr. Martin Haberman. Over the past forty-five years, Martin Haberman, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has developed more teacher education programs, which have prepared more teachers for children in poverty than anyone in the history of American Education. The most widely known of his programs was the National Teacher Corps. Currently, his developmental efforts are focused on helping to resolve the crises in urban schools serving fifteen million at-risk students by helping these school districts “grow their own” carefully selected teachers and principals. See Star Teachers: the Ideology and Best Practice of Effective Teachers of Diverse Children and Youth in Poverty (2005, the Haberman Educational Foundation).

A key component of the conference will be the opportunity to visit local urban schools demonstrating the resolve of urban communities to keep music education programs.

The $100 registration fee includes an opening reception Thursday evening, Friday, school tours, and dinners Friday evening and Saturday evening. A limited number of rooms are reserved at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Resorts.   

For more information, please contact

Mr. Barry Applewhite: applewbr@mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith, marshaks@uwm.edu.

Or call (414)-475-8050

Hotel and Registration Information

Registration and hotel reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2006. Registration forms for conference can be mailed to the Milwaukee Public Schools Music Department Room 2, 5225 West Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181 or faxed to 414-475-8277. Please feel free to call 474-475-8050 for any questions pertaining to conference registration. All hotel reservations must be made with the Hyatt Regency Hotel directly. Reservation phone number is 1-800-233-1234 or you register online at www.milwaukee.hyatt.com. When registering please indicate that you will be part of the Urban Music Leadership Conference.

Room Rates:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:
Triple Occupancy:
Quadruple Occupancy:
Suite Pricing: All suite prices are quotes with one bedroom.

All participants of the UMLC will receive the Group Guest Room Block rate listed above. The cut off date to make a reservation is September 19, 2006. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (which are currently 14.6%) or applicable service, or hotel specific fees in effect at the hotel at the time of the meeting.