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These handouts were distributed at clinics presented at the 2001 Midwest Clinic. In some cases, the original documents have been reformatted for display on our website. The Midwest Clinic gratefully acknowledges these clinicians for giving us permission to distribute their handouts via this website.

"BandQuest: Redefining the Boundaries of Middle School Band Technique"
Janet Barrett, Frank Battisti, Thomas Duffy

"Percussion Methods 101 Refresher for Music Educators — Playing Percussion Accessories"
Jim Catalano

"Exposed: The Rule of Thumb (Bb) and Other Flute Myths"
Brad Garner, Gary Garner

"Teaching Improvisation in the School Orchestra: Classical, Practical Approaches"
Robert Gillespie

"Musical and Brass Playing Insights Based on My Experience in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra"
John Hagstrom

"The Mastery of Music Fundamentals"
Edward Lisk

"Using Vocal Techniques to Enhance All Aspects of Low Brass Performance"
Steven Mead

"Where Exactly IS the Music? What to do after they think they have a piece learned"
Deborah Perkins

"Fiddling for All Strings"
Bob Phillips and the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

"Better Band Instrumentation — On Purpose"
Denny Senseney

"Telling Isn't Teaching; Asking Isn't Assessing: Nonverbal Strategies to Improve Pedagogical Performance"
Molly Weaver

"Exorcising the Clarinet's Most Persistent Demons, an Organized Approach to Tonguing, Tone and Tuning"
Charles West

"To Beat or Not to Beat — That is the Question"
John Whitwell

"Motivic Improvisation: A New Approach to Teaching Improvisation in Classical Instrumental Ensembles, Solo Performance, and Studio Teaching"
George Wolfe