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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 Ideas on Playing the Trumpet

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  • This clinic will present proven methods for instructing and developing the beginning to advanced high school trumpet student. The curriculum will present strategies for teaching proper breathing, mouthpiece placement, sound quality, embouchure development, the development of vibrato, finger dexterity, single, double, and triple tonguing, and low to high range expansion through the use of a good sound and strong playing basics.
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  • John Almeida/Associate Professor of Music-Trumpet/University of Central Florida. Almeida has been on the Applied Brass faculty at UCF since 1993. His students have received performance degrees from Indiana University, USC in LA, Rutgers, Rice, Appalachian State, and Vandercook College of Music. His award-winning students have been first place winners in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Jazz Competitions, members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the US Army Jazz Ambassadors, the US Navy Band, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Walt Disney All-American Band, BLAST, and also work as professional musicians in the Los Angeles movie and TV music industry. He is an adjudicator for FL Bandmasters Association and has been a guest artist/clinician throughout the US. Almeida, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is in high demand as a soloist and trumpet clinician.