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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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Breathing and Buzzing to Beautiful Sounds

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  • This workshop is designed to help band directors enhance their brass sections sound through breathing and buzzing tactics. This participatory session will leave directors with the skills to bring their brass students to the next level.
  • Christopher O'Hara (
  • 12/16/2016 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • Chris O'Hara is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, chamber musician, and educator. His playing is described as "virtuosic and impressive in every way" (Chicago Music Examiner), and a "treat beyond measure" (Arlington Advocate), and the International Trumpet Guild Journal hails him as a "true master of [the] instrument." Already in his young career, Chris has performed over 3,500 events covering 48 states and 11 countries across North America, Europe, Great Britain, and Asia. His performance schedule has taken him to notable venues such as the Ravinia Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Bethlehem Musikfest, the Festival de Camara de Musica in Aquascalientes Mexico, the Nagoya Conservatory, and Millennium Hall in Japan. Chris is a clinician for Conn-Selmer and Denis Wick and has presented countless master classes and clinics at public schools and the world's finest colleges and universities. He can be heard on recordings on the Paraclete and AAR labels. His latest solo releases, "johann sebastian BACH," "Lux Aeterna," and "Amid the Winter Snow," along with the Alliance Brass albums "Songs of Joy," "Deus in Adjutorium," and "On Tour, vol. 1" can be found on the Rowjack label. His performances have also been broadcast on NPR, NBC, WGN, the Hallmark Channel, and more.