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We Proudly Sponsored mtech 2014
Optimo Software was once again a proud Premium Sponsor of mtech 2014! It's a unique kind of conference because it's squarley directed at providing opportunity for teachers to bring themselves up to dat with the latest technology. It's hard enough to keep up with the advances in education orientated technology and it's almost impossible to ...
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Optimo @ Newington
Two Years On
Newington College, a Sydney independent school for boys with its major campus located in the inner western suburb of Stanmore plus another two junior campuses elsewhere to cater for its ever increasing demand as a school of choice.

Optimo has revolutionised the management and control of their diverse and expansive assets with great success. "Everyone ...
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Optimo @ Knox
Optimo Software allows for full integration of Drama and Music Resources
Knox Grammar School on Sydney's North Shore is one of Australia's leading independent schools for boys and one that prides itself on being up to date with everything 'tech'. Three yeares ago they made the important decision to implement Optimo Software to support and manage KAPA ...
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Sounds Great!
Great Australian Conference
Many Australians attend the Midwest Clinic in Chicago which is held every year in Chicago during the week prior to Christmas. If you haven't been there, you should try to make it as soon as possible. They have somewhere around 15000 people attend each year and it's where you can get to see and meet anyone and ...
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Texas Music Educators Association Conference
TMEA is held in San Antonio, Texas!
Another great conference you should consider attending is the TMEA - Texas Music Educators Association Conference which is held in San Antonio each year shortly after the Midwest. This is a huge annual conference which Texans say is larger than the MidWest. Whether it is or not, you can be sure you'll ...
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Optimo In SE Asia
Optimo in Taiwan since 2010
It now seems 'way back' but it was only in 2010 that Optimo Software was been chosen to manage the extensive music resources at the Taipei American School in Taipei. Yvonne has visited Taipei American School several times since then to conduct training sessions as well as present at the SE Asia ...
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The Midwest Clinic
December 20-23 in 2017
The Midwest Clinic celebrated it's 70th year in 2016. It is one of the largest conventions of its kind in the world for Band and Orchestra Directors with more than 17000 people from all over the world attending annually. It is held at the McCormick Centre in Chicago every year in the week prior to Christmas.
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RDP - Repertoire Development Program
Repertoire Development Program
This is based on what I called my ‘Repertoire Development Program’ when I ran my own music programs. When I had a music program that had multiple bands that required multiple conductors, each conductor was expected to develop a similar RDP which I oversaw to ensure that it had the potential to achieve the goals that had ...
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Why Tough Teachers get Results
If you haven't seen this article from the Wall Street Journal, it's worth 3 minutes (or longer) to read. "Right on the money".   Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results By JOANNE LIPMAN
  I had a teacher once who called his students "idiots" when they screwed up. He was our orchestra conductor, a fierce Ukrainian immigrant named Jerry Kupchynsky, and when someone played ...
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