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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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Midwest Clinic Performance Application Clinic

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  • This presentation and question-and answer session will provide detailed information on Midwest Clinic application and performance procedures.
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  • Mark S. Kelly, Director of Bands Emeritus, served Ohio’s Bowling Green State University (BGSU) as Director of Bands from 1966 until 1994. He continued to teach as a Professor of Music Education until 1996.

    Prior to coming to BGSU, Kelly taught for 15 years in the Iowa communities of Clarinda and Centerville and for one year at the University of Iowa as a Graduate Assistant Director of Bands. During his 13-year tenure as Director of Bands in Centerville, Iowa, the high school band performed at The Midwest Clinic twice, in 1957 and 1963. In 1961, the band’s woodwind ensembles presented a wind literature clinic.

    A Past Vice President and active member of The Midwest Clinic’s Board of Directors, Kelly holds membership in many professional music organizations and is a Past President of the American Bandmasters Association.