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Pre-register for the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic
Online Registration Fees
The 2019 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$160 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$95 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 

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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Real Musical Instrument Repair in the Classroom Setting

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  • This clinic will present simple procedures educators can use to resolve repair issues and help prevent issues from occurring in the first place. This is not a “tips for emergency-repair" presentation, but rather, an informative discussion of the common problems educators experience with older or poorly constructed instruments. Educators will gain a better understanding of how to diagnose and make simple repairs and incorporate a preventative maintenance program for their inventory.
  • Chris Bluemel
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  • Chris Bluemel is owner of The Instrument Doc, LLC, a musical instrument repair and retail company in Charleston, SC. A former US Army musician, his myriad of professional experience includes band/orchestra instrument repair, performance, wholesale accessory sales, retail sales/management and business ownership. He has also given numerous repair clinics regionally and nationally to music educators, music store reps and professional technicians. He is in his tenth year as instructor of the Villanova University Summer Workshop string repair courses in Pennsylvania. A freelance tuba player, Chris performs regularly with the Crescent Brass Quintet, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Philharmonic, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the River City Dixieland Jazz Band.He is author of the newly released