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The 69th Annual Conference - December 16-19, 2015

Greetings: 
 
The 68th Annual Midwest Clinic is now a part of history.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, THANK YOU to all who were in attendance for this remarkably successful conference.  
 
We were thrilled to see the return of our military ensembles: The United States Navy Band, The United States Army Band ‘Pershing’s Own’ String Quartet, and The United States Air Force Band – Airmen of Note.  Having these premier groups back on the schedule was the best holiday gift any of us could receive.  The concerts by the invited performing ensembles were spectacular and the clinic sessions received accolades all around.
 
It is with much excitement I share the good news concerning the growth of the registered attendees extending the 2014 enrollment by more than 800 additional participants.  In addition we welcomed over 700 first-time attendees to The Midwest Clinic ranks.  A record number of exhibits also added to the positive momentum of the event.  It truly was a banner year in many ways.
 
Above all, we extend our sincerest appreciation to all those dedicated music educators who represent the heart-and-soul of The Midwest Clinic; YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! 
 
Planning for Midwest 2015 is already underway.  We wish you the very best as we launch into the new year!
 
Sincerely,
 
Richard C. Crain, President
The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors

What began as 120 music directors meeting for six hours in a Chicago YWCA gym has now become the annual four-day music band and orchestra conference known as The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. For the past 67 years, musicians, educators and people passionate about music education 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 interested in music education an array of clinics and exhibits, as well as access to music and teaching icons. The conference will also focus on industry trends and future topics in business and music education. With more than 17,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries, The Midwest Clinic offers music educators and musicians alike an unmatched networking opportunity.
  
The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference each year displays 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 with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques.

Anyone and everyone can attend the conference!  Guests of the music conference do not have to be part of an orchestra, band or other group. Musicians, administrators and music education enthusiast 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.

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 band and orchestra conference, be sure to Register Now!


  

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