About The Midwest Clinic
The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures, and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession.
Midwest Clinic concert recordings are available from Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc.
- Instrumental Music Teachers
- Fine Arts Administrators
- Professional Musicians
- Military Musicians
- College and University Teachers, Students and Administrators
- Music Industry Representatives
- Composers and Arrangers
- Grade School and High School Music Students
- 16,000+ annual attendance
- 350+ Exhibitors
- 565+ Booths
- 40 Concerts
- 80 Clinics
- 10 Rehearsal Labs
- 4 New Music Reading Sessions
- All 50 states represented in attendance
- Representatives from more than thirty countries
Performances are given by more than 40 music organizations from around the world. Grade school, middle school, high school, college, military, adult, and professional groups all present concerts.
More than eighty clinicians offer guidance and inspiration covering all facets of instrumental music.
Many major music associations hold meetings in conjunction with the Midwest Clinic. A complete schedule of these events will be listed in the official conference program.
These organizations include:
- American Bandmasters Association
- American Music Conference
- American School Band Directors Association
- ASTA with NSOA
- Association of Concert Bands
- Atlantic Coast Conference
- Band Directors Association
- Big East Band Directors Association
- Big Ten Band Directors Association
- Big Ten/Pac Ten Athletic Band Directors
- Big Twelve Band Directors Association
- Christian Instrumentalists and Directors Association
- College Band Directors National Association
- Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
- International Percy Grainger Society
- Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma
- Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association
- Mid American Conference Band Directors Association
- Music Industry Conference
- National Association of School Music Dealers
- National Band Association
- National Catholic Band Association
- Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
- John Philip Sousa Foundation
- Southeastern Conference Band Directors Association
- Western Athletic Conference/Mountain West Band Directors Association
- Women Band Directors International
- World Association of Marching Show Bands
- World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles
Music Technology Demonstrations
to see the schedule for this year’s music technology demonstrations, taking place at McCormick Place West.
In 2012, College Night will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 5:30-7:00 pm at McCormick Place West in the Skyline Ballroom W375D. College Night is an opportunity for students and teachers looking for undergraduate and graduate music programs to meet with the representatives of more than seventy colleges, universities and branches of the military. A tradition since 1988, College Night is free and open to the public, and educators are welcome to bring their students.
If you wish to attend College Night and need directions, please visit the Midwest Clinic transportation page.
College Credit - University of Miami
A program offered in cooperation with the University of Miami enables directors attending The Midwest Clinic to earn one or two graduate education credits during the conference.
While the application form is included in the online packet for your convenience, registration will take place only at The Midwest Clinic. Please bring your completed application to the University of Miami booth (in the exhibit hall) no later than Friday, December 21st.
1. Attendance at ten sessions per credit hour.
2. A three- to five-page paper, due by February 1.
Tuition fee: $160 per credit hour, payable by check only. (Cash and credit cards will not be accepted).
For more information and an application, click here
, or contact:
Karen Kerr, Director of Admissions
University of Miami
Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
110 Gusman Hall
Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610
(305) 284-2241 voice
(305) 284-6475 fax
College Credit - VanderCook College of Music
A program offered in cooperation with VanderCook College of Music enables participants attending The Midwest Clinic to earn one or two graduate education credits during the conference.
Course registration forms are included in the online packet for your convenience. Participants may register on-site at The Midwest Clinic, over the phone, via fax, or online through the VanderCook website. For on-site registration, participants should bring a completed course registration form to the VanderCook College of Music booth (in the exhibit hall) at any time while the exhibit hall is open. Phone, fax, online, and mailed registrations will be accepted until January 22nd, 2013.
1. Attend sessions totaling at least 12.5 hours for each semester hour of credit taken
2. Complete a notebook summarizing and critiquing all sessions, including copies of all handouts and other supporting materials. The deadline for notebook submission is January 22nd, 2013. Notebooks will need to be postmarked by this date.
3. Completed course registration forms
must be accompanied by full tuition payment. VanderCook accepts phone and fax registrations with Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. On-site registrants may also pay with cash or a check written out to VanderCook College of Music. The tuition fee is $160 per credit hour.
For additional information and a course registration form, click HERE
(link to class page on our website), or contact:
Rick Palese, Director of Professional and Continuing Education
VanderCook College of Music
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 788-1133 direct
(312) 225-5211 fax
- Music Publishers
- Uniform Companies
- Instrument Manufacturers
- Colleges and Universities
- Fund Raising Companies
- Festivals, Travel, and Competitions
- Music Accessory Companies
- Recording Companies
- Stage Equipment Manufacturers
- Music Journals
- Software and Video Tape Manufacturers and Distributors
- Military Services
- Performing Organizations
- Music Camps
- Instrumental Music Associations