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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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Sound, Technique and Vocabulary: The 3 Pillars of Practice for Jazz Students

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  • This clinic is a one hour presentation that helps students to focus their practice on three areas crucial to successful jazz performance: sound production, technique (language of music) and vocabulary development (learning the "jazz language.") As a high school jazz educator as well as an extremely active professional jazz saxophonist, I can offer a unique perspective to other music educators and give them some tools to help their students focus their practice to become better Jazz improvisors.
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  • John Wojciechowski teaches and performs in the Chicago area. As a saxophonist, John has performed or recorded with The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony Orchesta, Clark Terry, Charlie Haden, and Kurt Elling. Besides being an active performer, John (a National Board Certified Teacher) has taught at the public school as well as university levels. He is currently on the music faculty at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Illinois where he teaches Jazz Bands and Music Theory. His groups have performed at the IAJE Conference, Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Illinois All-State Music Educator’s Conference. In addition to his public school teaching, he has also taught at Northern Illinois University as well as Northwestern University.