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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 23rd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$50 College Student Rate
Through Dec. 2nd


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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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Improvisation

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  • This clinic will explore the art of jazz improvisation as an important aspect of jazz performance. The jazz artist composes on the spot using melodies and patterns of sounds taken from their head. Attendees will learn the various techniques jazz players use to improvise music.
  • Jim Walker
  • 12/20/2012 08:30 AM - N/A
  • W192
  • Jim Walker is professor of practice, winds and percussion at the USC Thornton School of Music. He graduated with honors from the University of Louisville and went on to play in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. He was associate principal flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony and later became principal flutist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 1980, Walker formed Free Flight, a jazz/classical quartet, resulting in four Tonight Show appearances, 16 recordings and annual tours. In 2002, he performed with Paul McCartney at the Academy Awards. Walker is a member of the SmartMusic Board of Advisors, a Burkart Performing Artist and a master teacher for the New World Symphony. He is the writer/creator of the Young Artist Series for Flute (Alfred Music Publishing). Walker travels extensively giving clinics and master classes around the world.
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