2007 Clinic Handouts
These handouts were distributed at clinics presented
at the 2007 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.
All 2007 Clinician Handouts
(67MB Zip File)
“If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Any Road Will Take YouThere; Making Decisions That Will Improve Your Band”
"For Orchestra and Band – Programs United – The Benefitsof Combining Your Jazz and String Ensembles!"
Orbert Davis and Melody Balicki
"What Do You Do When You Find Out That Your Bandis NOT the ‘Blue Devils”…What Now? Ideas Tips andTricks for a Successful Marching Band"
"Backto the Future – The Legacy of Frank L. Battisti – AConversation with Ed Lisk"
"Beyond the Bag of Tricks: Helpful Strategies for Beginning InstrumentalMusic Teachers"
Scott Bersaglia, Teresa Elliot and Brian Silvey
"Band Instrument ‘Quick Fix’ Repairs"
"Great European Marches – A Survey of Europe’s Famous Marchesand Related Performance Practices"
"Recruit,Retain, and Train Your Low Brass Section: Techniques That WorkK-12 and Beyond"
"Setting Up for Success in the String Classroom"
"Musical Mentoring and the Trumpet Pedagogy of Vincent Cichowicz"
Bruce Briney and Luis Loubriel
“What’s Wrong With This Picture? An Extreme Makeover for Your School Bandand Orchestra Percussion Section”
James Campbell and Julie Hill
"Using the Daily Warm-Up Routine to Teach Basic Fundamentals and EnsembleSkills and Concepts"
"Developing Ensemble Quality in the Middle and High School Band”
"Your Band or Orchestra Flute Section REALLY Can Play in Tune!”
Beginning Flute and Clarinet Students, A Focus on Teaching for
Loraine Davis Enloe
"Successful Beginning and Intermediate Junior High/Middle School PercussionConcepts"
Jerriald Dillard and Lamar Burkhalter
"So You Want a Music Job? An Overview of Current Middle School andHigh School Hiring Practices for Experienced and New InstrumentalMusic Teachers"
"Sailing with the Slide: A Guide to Trombone Slide Technique for Band”
"Unlocking Standard Tunes for Improv: Use Your Keys!”
"R & R Required: Recruiting and Retention in the Total Band Program”
Anthony Gibson and Jay Lester
"Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your New Music Facility”
"With a Little Help from My Friends”
James R. Holcomb, John Vance and Dru Davison
"Performance Psychology in Music: Issues and Strategies for the Group and theIndividual”
"Teach Clarinet as Though You Played It!"
"The Iowa Model of Excellence: Structuring a State-Wide Mentoring Program"
Leon Kuehner and Elizabeth Fritz
"Have No Fear!! A Band Director’s Guide to Marching Percussion"
"The Journey Begins: Career Planning for the Young Music Educators"
"Organizing Your Band/Orchestra Program To Fit Your School and Your Life"
"Nerf Balls Not Required! Teaching Resources and Helpful Suggestionsin Training Your Saxophone Section to Sound Really Good”
"So You Want to Be a Composer? Let a Group of Successful ComposersMentor Your!"
Francis McBeth, James Barnes, Eric Ewazen and Mark Rogers
"Zen and the Art of Conceptual Improvisation"
"Creating a Mariachi Program that Works: There is a Method to this Madness!”
"Breathing Life Into Your Conducting"
"Beginning Strings – Keep It Simple”
"The Next Step: A Young Teachers’ Guide to Making Choices ThatPositively Affect Their Life and Career”
Brett Richardson and Reagan Brumley
"How to Fall in Love with the Euphonium and Want to Play it Forever"
"Beginner Band: We’ve Only Just Begun"
"Just Say ‘Oh': Improving the Sound, Intonation and Responseof Your Brass Section… and Your Band"
"Help Me Help You: Useful Tips for Making the Most of Your Time witha Guest Clinician, Conductor or Composer”
Rodney Schueller, Jeffrey Gershman, and Frank Ticheli
"Improve Your Percussion Section by Fixing the Things That Drive You Nuts!”
"Tending to the 10% - Revisiting, Refreshing, and Reinvigorating the ConductingTechnique"
"Rehearsing With Commitment: Imaginative Listening and Creative Interaction"
"Conducting With Commitment: Finding a Visceral Connection to the Music”
"Organize to Optimize: What All Music Teachers Need"
"Teaching Old Tricks to New Pups: Musical Decisions for Rehearsal That EnhanceLiteracy in Beginning Band Class"
Marguerite Wilder and Linda Gammon
"Creating Musical Expression with Non-Pitched Percussion"