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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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Cultivating a Uniform Clarinet Section Sound

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  • Improve your clarinet section with proven methods for seating arrangement, focused listening, and consistent pedagogical ideas.
  • Senior Master Sergeant J. Blake Arrington (
  • 12/18/2019 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W193
  • Senior Master Sgt. J. Blake Arrington is a clarinetist with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, his Air Force career began in 2006.Arrington attended The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) from 1997-2000. He graduated cum laude from The University of North Texas (UNT) earning a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance in 2002 and a Master of Music degree in 2004. In May 2011, Arrington was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral performance from The Catholic University of America. His teachers include Kristina Belisle, Kelly Johnson, John Scott, Gregory Raden and Eugene Mondie. As a student, Arrington performed and recorded with the UNT Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra, and The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra.Arrington's professional experience includes performances with the Irving Symphony Orchestra, Plano Symphony Orchestra and Opera in the Ozarks. He is a recipient of the Brandon Hawk Memorial Award for Excellence in Clarinet Performance from UCA. Additionally, he was awarded both a Travel Abroad Grant and an Undergraduate Research Grant from the UCA Honors College.Arrington is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Pi Kappa Lamda, and Kappa Kappa Psi.