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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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Composing and Arranging with Web-Based Tools in the Band Classroom

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  • Noteflight and Flat are composing tools (similar to Sibelius/Finale) that are web-based, low cost, and student friendly. Through the development of a composing/arranging curriculum, these tools can increase student engagement and depth of musical knowledge in your performance music programs. From writing simple melodies for beginning orchestra to writing blues charts for jazz band to arranging full songs for concert choir, these are fantastic tools to use for all levels and ensembles.
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  • 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Nick Conner has been teaching middle school band and choir at Fairview South School in Skokie, IL for ten years. He completed his undergraduate in music education from Indiana University, and his master's in music education from Northwestern University. After his school implemented a 1:1 Chromebook program three years ago, Nick began integrating a composing curriculum into the band curriculum. For the last two years, student work has been a regular component of concerts, to the great pleasure of his students and their parents!