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Through Dec. 13th
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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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The Small Ensemble Project: Integrating Chamber Music into Your Curriculum

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  • The objective of the Small Ensemble Project (SEP) is to teach students the importance of practice and preparing their individual music for the large ensemble. The SEP was created to strengthen our program, improve our concerts through the work of indvidual students. The clinic will focus on: • Creation of project • How the project is run • Outcomes/Objectives • Troubleshooting
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  • Charles Weise is a graduate assistant at Penn State University, and is on leave from Farmington High School in Farmington, MN where his responsibilities include concert bands, lessons and music theory classes. In addition, he co-directs the Tiger Marching Band and directs and arranges for the winter drumline and percussion ensembles.

    Charles is a member of several professional organizations, including MENC, MMEA, NBA, CBDNA and MBDA (MN Band Directors Association), where he serves as the South-East Regional President and chairs the Young Band Literature Session. Charles holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of St. Thomas in both Music Education and Music Performance.