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December, 21, 2023
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
December, 22, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM




Wendy Higdon Rice

Wendy Higdon Rice

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Day One - Clarinet

Clinic Synopsis:

Day one clinics are presented by master teachers who have demonstrated a high degree of success in providing sound pedagogical methods for teaching beginning students, or in assisting more advanced students who may have developed bad habits detrimental to producing characteristic tone and/or habits detrimental to technical mastery. Day One clinics will take place in an intimate and personal space so that each attendee may enjoy a close view of demonstrated techniques.

Wendy Higdon Rice - Biographical Information

Wendy Higdon Rice is the Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Indiana.  Under her direction, the Creekside Wind Symphony was honored to perform at The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2013.  Mrs. Higdon Rice is in frequent demand as an adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and speaker around the country.  She was recognized as the Phi Beta Mu (Gamma Chapter) Outstanding Bandmaster in 2020.  She is a contributing author for Foundations:  The Fundamental Elements for Building a Successful Middle School Band Program.  She regularly speaks about important topics in music education, and has presented sessions at several national conferences including The Midwest Clinic, Conn Selmer Institute, The National Association of School Music Dealers Conference, and the Australian National Band and Orchestra Association Conference, where she was a keynote presenter.