Pre-registration is now open. Click the button below to pre-register for the conference.

Pre-register NOW! Registration Login
Online Registration Fees
The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 15th

NEW THIS YEAR:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will not be eligible to receive credit hours for the events attended. 

View General Conference Info
Subscribe to our newsletter, filled with FREE educational tools and information

Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

Clinic Application Performer Application

Building Better Bridges: Modern Pedagogy for the Emerging Saxophonist

  • thumbnail for Timothy McAllister
  • This clinic tackles the ever-evolving prerequisites for emerging, school-aged saxophonists, particularly those ultimately wishing to pursue demanding study at the collegiate level in performance or music education. Saxophone pedagogy is still in its adolescence, and many misconceptions pervade early training on the instrument. Topics for this session cover strategies for assisting students with tone, technique, multiple-tonguing, and altissimo; problems that go undiagnosed for years; and the skills collegiate professors have grown to expect from matriculating students. (No Handout Available)
  • Timothy McAllister (
  • 12/19/2012 11:50 AM - N/A
  • W185
  • Hailed as a “master of his instrument” (Audiophile Audition), known for “flamboyant” and “riveting” performances (Los Angeles Times) and “evocative and bravura playing” (Chicago Classical Review), Timothy McAllister is one of America's leading concert saxophone performers and a champion of contemporary music, credited with over 120 premieres of new works by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. He performs as soprano saxophonist with the renowned PRISM Quartet, and serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone and Co-Director of the New Music Institute at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. Additionally, he spends his summers as distinguished Valade faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp (MI), and performs with leading orchestras and ensembles around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Tokyo Wind Symphony, among others. His work can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Stradivarius, Centaur, Albany, Equilibrium, GIA, New Focus, and Innova record labels.