Announcing the 2014 Performing Ensembles

Announcing performing ensembles invited to the 2014 Midwest Clinic. We will be posting a list of accepted clinicians in June.  (read more)

The 68th Annual Conference

Save time and money by pre-registering for The Midwest Clinic. Pre-registration will be available in the spring; on-site registration will be available throughout the conference. more

High School Institute Day

We are thrilled about the success of the second annual High School Institute at The 67th Annual Midwest Clinic. Please see the following link for more information. more

2013 Schedule of Events

The 67th Annual Midwest Clinic presented more than 80 clinic sessions, 7 rehearsal labs, 3 new music reading sessions, and over 40 performances by groups from around the world.  Please see the following link for more information. more

Online Pre-Registration Fees
$75 First-Time Only Attendee until Nov. 1st
$105 Early Bird Registration until Oct. 1st (non-refundable)
$125 Pre-Conference Registration (Oct. 1st - Dec. 8th)
$50 Full-Time College Student* until Dec. 8th
$40 Spouse of Registrant
$25 Primary/Secondary Student
$20 Chaperones
Online Pre-Registration will open in Mid-June.

Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!


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The 68th Annual Conference - December 17-20, 2014

The Midwest Clinic office will be closed in observance of the holiday on Friday, April 18th. We will resume regularly scheduled hours on Monday, April 21st.

Midwest Clinic Staff



McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


What began as 120 music directors meeting for six hours in a Chicago YWCA gym has now become the annual four-day music conference known as The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. For the past 67 years, musicians and educators of all skill levels have gathered in Chicago for the largest music conference of its kind.

The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference offers guests an array of clinics and exhibits as well as access to music and teaching icons while also focusing on industry trends and future topics in music education and business. With more than 17,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries, The Midwest Clinic offers musicians and educators an unmatched networking opportunity.

The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference each year displays the top ensembles throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience. Each music conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques.

Guests of the music conference do not have to be part of an orchestra, band or other group. Musicians, administrators and teachers may register on their own or as part of a group. While offering world-class innovation, education and networking, The Midwest Clinic maintains competitive rates to ensure that musicians and music educators from all financial backgrounds can attend.

First-time attendees will also receive a special rate when they register early. Those attending the conference can:

  • Visit more than 600 booths and 350 exhibitors 
  • Attend 80 clinics Take advantage of seven rehearsal labs 
  • Witness three new music reading sessions 
  • Choose from 40 concerts being held

  • There is a booth and exhibitor for every attendee, no matter what skill level, experience or background they have. To reserve a spot at the conference, be sure to Register Now!