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Online Registration Fees
The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

NOTE:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will be ineligible to receive a professional development certificate/credit hours for the events attended during the conference.  

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

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Teaching Musicianship Through Compositions for the Beginning Band (NOT Performing at Midwest in the Near Future!)

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  • Allow your beginning band repertoire to be the vehicle for time efficient and musically effective teaching methods for your young ensemble. Teach students the elements of musicianship through skillful repertoire selection.
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  • Drew Shanefield serves as both an instrumental music teacher for the School District of Haverford Township (PA) and as a faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College.

    Drew maintains a busy schedule as a composer and arranger for ensembles worldwide. His compositions for band are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Publishing Company, Northeastern Music Publications Inc., and Marching Show Concepts Inc. He is a member of ASCAP and is a frequent presenter of sessions, clinics and adjudications at events across the country.

    Drew graduated from New York University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Music. He received a Masters in Music Education degree from Queens College and a Masters in Music Performance from West Chester University. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Widener University.