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The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 
$50

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Through Dec. 13th

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Schedule of Events - 2018


The Midwest Clinic has developed and grown into a phenomenal international get-together, and it’s easy to lose track of important and significant happenings during this stellar music education event. Use this handy day-by-day schedule of events to keep track of everything you want to see, from individual clinics to performances. The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic only happens once a year, so make the most of your time with us!
Tuesday, December 18
 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Open for Pre-Registered Attendees

Visit the lobby of these hotels below to pick-up your registration materials:

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Hilton Chicago

Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation


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Wednesday, December 19
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" Chamber Ensembles
COL Andrew J. Esch, leader and commander
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Product Showcase

Music by Black Composers: Diversifying Repertoire for All Students

Presented by LudwigMasters - Rachel Barton Pine Foundation

Meeting Room W180
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Reynolds Conducting Institute

observation open to all conference attendees

learn more

sponsored by WorldStrides Onstage

Meeting Room W178A
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Trumpet Pedagogy from Day One
Lynne Jackson, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Alpharetta High School Symphony Strings
Charles Laux, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Adopt, Adapt, Improve: Utilizing Effective Choral Techniques in the Wind Band Rehearsal
Rickey Badua, clinician
California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)
Alyssa Cossey, clinician
University of Arizona (Tucson)

University of Illinois at Chicago Wind Ensemble

Jose Oliver Riojas, conductor

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Chamber (Music) is in Session: Student Led Ensembles That Make Your Job Easier
Chris Allen, clinician
Willis High School (Texas)
Brenden Johnson, clinician
Lynn Lucas Middle School (Texas)
Willis High School Flute Quartet (Texas)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
If You PLAY Something, SAY Something!
Brian Balmages, clinician
Composer/Conductor
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Percussion 101 Refresher
Jim Catalano, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc./Ludwig-Musser (Indiana)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase

Virtual Acoustics and How It Is Changing Music Rehearsal and Performance

Presented by Wenger Corporation

Meeting Room W180

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Strategies for the Successful Small School Band and Orchestra Director
Cindy Swan-Eagan, clinician
Manistee Public Schools (Michigan)
Mike Eagan, clinician
Benzie County Schools (Michigan)

Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Teachers Who Do: A Mobile Approach to Music Education
Kaylee Christensen, clinician
Cypress Springs High School (Texas)
Reese Burgan, clinician
Lone Star College (Texas)
Hayden Anderson, clinician
Cook Middle School (Texas)
Andrew Twiss, clinician
Huntsville High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Farmington Junior High Jazz Ensemble
Heath Wolf, Director
Ballroom W196
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room
Diversity in Music Education
Kathy Sanz, moderator
Meeting Room W178B

Clinic
Horn Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Schayot, clinician
L. V. Berkner High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cy-Fair High School Symphonic Band
Mark Veenstra, director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Science Hill High School Percussion Ensemble
Dan McGuire, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
A Little Bit of...Pace...Time: Getting the Most from Your Orchestra Rehearsals
James Mick, clinician
Ithaca College (New York)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Adventures In Band Building: How To Turn a Less-Than-It-Could-Be Into a More-Than-It-Should-Be
Thomas McCauley, clinician
Montclair State University (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Clarinet Deconstructed! Breaking Down the Instrument to Build Up Your Section
Kip Franklin, clinician
University of South Alabama (Mobile)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
From Don Juan to Hot Cross Buns
Sophie Till, clinician
Marywood University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting W187

Clinic
Hidden Gems for Chamber Winds: Practical Works for Bands with Limited Student Resources
Lieutenant Kelly Cartwright, clinician
The United States Navy-Pacific Fleet Band (Hawaii)
Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Coats, clinician
The United States Navy-Fleet Band Activities (Tennessee)
Combined Musicians of the United States Navy's Fleet Bands
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Own It! Rehearsal Techniques that Increase Student Ownership and Musical Success
Daniel Tembras, clinician
Indiana University-Purdue University (Fort Wayne)
Meeting W185

Product Showcase

Rethinking the Instrumental Vehicle for Teaching Pitch in Beginning Percussion Keyboard Pedagogy

Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America

Meeting Room W180
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Creating Connections: Effectively Using Social Media for Music Programs
Sean Smith, clinician
Ball State University (Indiana)
Meeting Room W178B

Clinic
Trombone Pedagogy from Day One
Matt Koperniak, clinician
Georgia Southern University (Savannah)
Meeting Room W182
 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. McMeans Junior High Camerata Orchestra
Amy Williams, Director
Ballroom W183
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic
A Question of Proportion and Ethics: Synthetic Sounds in “Live” Marching Bands
Joseph H. Allison, clinician
Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond)
Eric Camburn, clinician
University of Missouri (Kansas City)
Bob Buckner, clinician
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)
Freddy Martin, clinician
Westminster Schools (Georgia)
Amanda Drinkwater, clinician
Marcus High School (Texas)
Jarrett Lipman, clinician
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School (Texas)
Kenneth Snoeck, clinician
Lake Park High School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Exploit the Power of Arts Education
Richard Coulter, clinician
Williamsport Area School District (Pennsylvania)
Rhonda Taggart, clinician
Keep the Arts for Kids
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Meaningful Score Study: Unraveling the Composer's Intent
Matt Temple, clinician
New Trier High School (Illinois)
Josh Chodoroff, clinician
Highland Park High School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W181

Product Showcase

Customize Arrangements Easily to Fit Any Instrumentation with NiceChart

Presented by NiceChart

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
The Heart of the Matter: Selecting and Rehearsing Slow Repertoire
Colleen Richardson, clinician
Western University (Ontario)

Waubonsie Valley High School Wind Ensemble (Illinois)

Mark Duker, conductor

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Tips To Give the Jazz Band Guitarist
Michael Christiansen, clinician
Utah State University (Logan)

Farmington Junior High School Jazz Ensemble (Utah)

Heath Wolf, director

Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Title I School Model Arts Integration Grades 6-12
Syreeta Thompson, clinician
East Orange School District (New Jersey)
Oscar Petty Jr, clinician
East Orange School District (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W186
 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Wind Symphony of Clovis
Gary P. Gilroy & Christine Keenan, conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Understanding Oboe Idiosyncrasies: A Guide for Educators, Arrangers and Composers
Joshua Arvizu, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Meeting Room W178B
 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reynolds Conducting Institute

observation open to all conference attendees

sponsored by WorldStrides OnStage

Meeting Room W178A
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic
Euphonium Pedagogy from Day One
Technical Sergeant Erik Lundquist, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.)
Meeting Room W182

Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Music Made Well: Improving the Mental Health and Well-Being of Music Educators
Nathan Langfitt, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Meeting Room W178B
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Colleyville Middle School Honors Band
Lauren Jones, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Ensemble
Sallie Vines White, Director
Ballroom W196

Khroma Saxophone Quartet
Khroma Quartet, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Bridging the Gender Gap: Developing Strategies for Creating Equity in Ensemble Programming
Jacob Wallace, clinician
South Dakota State University (Brookings)
Jeffrey Boeckman, clinician
University of Hawaii (Manoa)
Jennifer Jolley, clinician
Composer
Chester Phillips, clinician
Georgia State University (Atlanta)
Alex Shapiro, clinician
Activist Music LLC (Washington)
Courtney Snyder, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
It's All About the Bow! The Best Strategies for Developing a Beautiful Tone in Beginners and Beyond
Charles Laux, clinician
Alpharetta High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Leveraging Technology To Create More Relevant and Efficient Assessment
Heath Jones, clinician
McConnell Middle School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W181

Product Showcase

The LungTrainers Experience: Student Breathing at Work

Presented byLungTrainers

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Speaking Bass: How to Communicate Effectively with your Double Bass Section
Jason Heath, clinician
International Society of Bassists - Board of Directors
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
T.R.I.A.D. - Using a Simple Acronym to Help Structure Your Rehearsals
Troy Bennefield, clinician
Washington State University (Pullman)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Tuning Tips and Tricks for Your Brass Section
Chief Musician Anthony Halloin, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Musician 1st Class Ethan Bartley, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Chief Musician Phil Eberly, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Musician 1st Class David Miller, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Musician 1st Class Nathaniel Willson, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Musician 1st Class Peter Pirotte, clinician
The United States Navy Band (Washington, DC)
Meeting Room W179
 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chat Room

Creating Passion on the Podium

Anthony Maiello, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Tuba Pedagogy from Day One
Patrick Sheridan, clinician
Jupiter Band Instruments
Meeting Room W182
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
open to any music parent attending the conference
Meeting Room W178B
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Round Rock High School Symphony Orchestra
Sandra Vandertulip, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Before the Double Bar: Insights into the Creative Processes of Five Composers
David Biedenbender, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Roger Zare, clinician
Illinois State University (Normal)
Ben Taylor, clinician
Composer
Viet Cuong, clinician
Curtis Institute of Music/Princeton University
Jess Turner, clinician
Composer
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
From Greenwillow to Green Bushes in Five Years
Nathaniel Neugent, clinician
T.A. Howard Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me
Shelby Chipman, clinician
Florida A&M University (Tallahassee)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Improvising on the Blues
Jim Snidero, clinician
The New School (New York)
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Practical Guide to Improving Musicianship in Band and Orchestra
Christopher Azzara, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York)
Meeting Room W181

Product Showcase

Just Intonation: Teach Your Band to HEAR and PLAY Better in Tune

Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America

Meeting Room W180

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
So Helpful for Smaller Bands! Practical Use of Flexible Instrumentation
Yo Goto, clinician
Japan Academic Society of Wind Music

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wind Symphony (Florida)

Alexander Kaminsky, director

Meeting Room W184
 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Pacifica Quartet

Reception to follow the performance

Sponsored by D'Addario & Company

Ballroom W190
 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"
COL Andrew J. Esch, leader and commander
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble
Miles Osland, Director
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"
COL Andrew J. Esch, leader and commander
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Thursday, December 20
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
How to Succeed in Your Next (or First!) Job
Thomas Palmatier, clinician
THP Music Consultants
Meeting Room W178B
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Longfellow Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Bomin Collins, Director
Ballroom W183
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Centennial High School Wind Ensemble
David Matchim, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Round Rock High School Saxophone Choir
David Mobley, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Addressing and Managing the Stress of your Students, Staff, and Yourself
Peter Warshaw, clinician
Leander Independent School District (Texas)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Impacting State Education Policy – It Can Be Done!
Robert Floyd, clinician
Texas Music Educators Association
Matt Matthews, clinician
Southwest Stratagem (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Performance Techniques for the Young Timpanist
David Collier, clinician
Illinois State University (Normal)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase

Successful Brass Instruction, Don’t Overthink It! Basic, Straightforward, Simple Ideas and Practices (Especially for Non-Brass Players Teaching Brass)

Presented by St. Louis Music

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Performance Application Workshop: Advice from the Board
J. Richard Dunscomb, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - vice president
Antonio Garcia, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - secretary
Jose Diaz, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Unlocking Student Musicianship in the Large Ensemble
Patricia Cornett, clinician
Temple University (Pennsylvania)
Jonathan Caldwell, clinician
Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg)
Meeting Room W185
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Traits and Characteristics of a Successful Secondary Music Teacher
Robert Medworth, clinician
Northview High School (Indiana)
SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Meeting Room W178B
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7th Annual Midwest Clinic High School Institute
Students must be registered for this event in advance to attend. Learn more
Meeting Room W176

Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
The Doctor is in: Tips for Keeping a Healthy and Happy Ensemble
Karen Koner, clinician
San Diego State University (California)
Meeting Room W178B
 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Keller Middle School Wind Ensemble
Jedidiah Maus, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble I
Don Zentz, Director
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Connect 4: Practical Music Advocacy Communication Strategies
Jeremy Earnhart, clinician
Music for All (Indiana)
William J. Earvin, clinician
Baker High School (Louisiana)
Herman Brister, clinician
City of Baker School System (Louisiana)
Traci L. Morgan, clinician
Baker High School (Louisiana)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Copyright: A Composer, a Teacher, and a Lawyer
Barry Morgan, clinician
Cobb County Government (Georgia)
Robert W. Smith, clinician
Troy University (Alabama)
David Starnes, clinician
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)
Meeting Room W181

Product Showcase

Breezin' Thru Theory Hands-On:  The Next Gen Way!

Presented by Breezin' Thru Inc.

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Retaining the Tech-Savvy Generation
John Mlynczak, clinician
Technology In Music Education (TI:ME)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Ruffles and Flourishes – Fanfares for Presidents and World Events
The United States Army Herald Trumpets, clinician
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" (Washington, DC)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Talkin' the Lingo to the Winds in Your Full Orchestra!
Jim Van Zandt, clinician
Enhance the Arts (Texas)
Meeting Room W186
 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Orchestra New Music Reading Session

Chicagoland Educators Orchestra

Bryan Miller, conductor

Leyden Schools (Illinois)

Frank Lestina, moderator

Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) - retired

Meeting Room W184
 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Reynolds Conducting Institute

observation open to all conference attendees

learn more

sponsored by WorldStrides OnStage

Meeting Room W178A
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
It's the Pits! (That's a Good Thing) Tips for a Successful Musical Experience
Michelle Sorenson, clinician
Lourdes Academy (Wisconsin)
Meeting Room W178B
 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The Woodlands Concert Band
Paul J. Worosello, conductor

Bill Stutsman, associate conductor

COMMUNITY BAND INITIATIVE
sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc.


Ballroom W183
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chat Room

Success and Survival in the Small School Band

Donny Longest, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin High School Full Orchestra
Ann Victor & Ryan Demkovich, directors
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
0-5: The Developmental Years of a Band Director
Russ Thompson, clinician
Woodland High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond
Ignacio Berroa, clinician

Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Beginning Band Basics: Daily Workouts and Techniques to Energize and Motivate the Beginning Band Student
Patrick Sheridan, clinician
Jupiter Band Instruments
Richard Canter, clinician
Walnut Hills High School (Ohio)
Josh Van Gorder, clinician
Spencerville Local School District (Ohio)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Nurturing the Master Teacher: Effective Rehearsal Evaluation
Timothy Holtan, clinician
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" (Washington, DC) - retired
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Opening the Door Wider: Panel on Women Composers of Wind Music
Catharine Sinon Bushman, clinician
St. Cloud State University (Minnesota)
Tonya Mitchell, clinician
University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Jennifer Higdon, clinician
Composer
Libby Larsen, clinician
Composer
Augusta Read Thomas, clinician
Composer
Catherine Rand, clinician
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg)
Meeting Room W185

Product Showcase

Noteflight Marketplace:  Buy and Sell Music Notation Online

Presented by Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Teaching the Art of Music for Meaningful Student Assessment
David Zerull, clinician
Shenandoah Conservatory (Virginia)
Meeting Room W186
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room

Finding Your Courage to be Expressive

Michael Hancock, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chat Room

Performance Preparation for the Middle School or Young Bands

Charles Jackson, Jr., moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Bloomington High School North Advanced Jazz Ensemble
Janis M. Stockhouse, Director
Ballroom W196

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wind Symphony
Alexander Kaminsky, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Presidio Brass
Josh Bledsoe, Director
Ballroom W183

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Big Ideas in a Small School
Samuel Minge, clinician
East Clinton High School (Ohio)
Laura Nichols, clinician
East Clinton High School (Ohio)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Paul Rolland Pedagogy in the Orchestra Classroom
Joanne May, clinician
Elmhurst College (Illinois)
Meeting Room W181

Product Showcase

WindStars by Nuvo: An Exciting New Pre-Band Approach

Presented by Nuvo Instrumental

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
The Habit Loop and Applications to Rehearsal Strategy
Scott Laird, clinician
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Warm-ups and Rehearsal Strategies that Build Better Musicianship - The Ears Have It!
Rob McWilliams, clinician
Yamaha Music Australia

Matthew Flinders Anglican College Wind Symphony (Australia)
John Thomas, director

Meeting Room W184
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Clinic
Auditions: Demystifying the Experience
Sasha Potiomkin, clinician
Houston Symphony Orchestra (Texas)
Part of the 2018 High School Institute. Conference registrants are welcome to attend.
Meeting Room W179

Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
open to any music parent attending the conference
Meeting Room W178B
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chat Room

How to Clean, Adjust, and Repair Your Community Band

Paul J. Worosello and Jim McDaniel, moderators

Meeting Room W178B
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
Captain James 'Axel' Foley, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Addressing the Critical Need to Develop Student Leaders in Challenging Times and Places
Scott Lang, clinician
Scott Lang Leadership (Arizona)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Assess for Success: Efficient and Effective Assessment Practices for the High School Band
Patrick Erwin, clinician
Hillgrove High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Breathing Life into Your Reed Section
Julianne Kirk-Doyle, clinician
State University of New York (Potsdam)
Carol Lowe, clinician
State University of New York (Potsdam)
Casey Grev, clinician
State University of New York (Potsdam)
Anna Hendrickson, clinician
State University of New York (Potsdam)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
David Maslanka: A Retrospective
Emily Threinen, clinician
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Matthew Maslanka, clinician
Maslanka Press (New York)
Mallory Thompson, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Stephen P. Bolstad, clinician
James Madison University (Virginia)
Gary Green, clinician
University of Miami (Florida) - professor emeritus
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Digital Workflows for Musical Directors
Vince Gassi, clinician
Alfred Music (California)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Excellence and the Inclusive Ensemble
Rachel Maxwell, clinician
Traughber Junior High School (Illinois)
Traughber Junior High School 8th Grade Band (Illinois)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Jazz Rehearsal Techniques and Strategies
J. Richard Dunscomb, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - vice president

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble I (Florida)

Don Zentz, director

Meeting Room W192

Product Showcase

Conn-Selmer: New Products and Educational Services

Presented by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Meeting Room W180
 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Plano West Senior High School Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Ross & Amy Gross, directors
Ballroom W183
 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chat Room

Small School Band, Big School Dreams

Stephen Cox, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chat Room

Creating a Culture of Success in Your Middle School Band Program

Erin Cole, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Marcus High School Percussion Ensemble
Kennan Wylie, Director
Ballroom W190

Rincon/University High School Jazz Ensemble I
Jeff Marchant & Morani Sanders, directors
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Beginning Strings: The First Two Years Are Critical
Bob Phillips, clinician
Alfred Music (California)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Big Dreams, Little Resources: Maximizing Success in Your First Years Teaching in a Title I School
Jochen McEvoy, clinician
West High School (Ohio)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Exercises for Conductors: How to Eliminate Bad Habits and Improve Technique
Shelley Axelson, clinician
Montclair State University (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W185

Product Showcase

Revolutionize Music Making and Recording Using Any Device

Presented by Soundtrap

Meeting Room W180

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Small School Rehearsal Lab - High School Band
Brian Balmages, clinician
Composer/Conductor
Dardanelle High School Wind Ensemble (Arkansas)
Clay Hooten, Tina Cornwell, and Zach Whitworth, directors
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Things You Think Aren't Important Because They're Not About Music
Heather Cook, clinician
City of Kingsport (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Yes, You Can! A Band Director's Survival Guide to Teaching Strings
Stephen Benham, clinician
Duquesne University (Pennsylvania)

John F. Kennedy Middle School Philharmonic Strings (California)

Johnathan Hsu, conductor

Meeting Room W184
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Cobb Wind Symphony
Alfred L. Watkins & Robert J. Cowles, directors
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. College Night
Visit over 100 colleges, universities, and military music organizations. College Night is free and open to the public.
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Crosby High School Symphonic Band
Kevin Knight, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - High School Orchestra
Jonathan Handman, clinician
Arlington High School (New York)

Batavia High School Philharmonic Orchestra (Illinois)

Allison Liska, conductor

Meeting Room W184
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble
Ray E. Cramer, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

The United States Air Force Airmen of Note
MSgt Ben Patterson, director
Ballroom W196
 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Conference Reception

The Midwest Clinic: Celebrating Musical Excellence Through Diversity

Complimentary for all attendees

F1 Exhibit Hall Lounge

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Friday, December 21
 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast with Legends
Sponsored by Director's Choice Travel
Prairie Room - Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
Stacey Larson Dolan, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Chat Room

Everyday Instrumental Inclusion: Making It Work

Julie Duty, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Natural Slides Trombone Choir - University of Central Arkansas
Justin Cook, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Creative Rehearsal Techniques from Around the Country
Gary Stith, clinician
Houghton College (New York)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Directors for Diversity: Grade 1-4 Band Works by Women
Jodie Blackshaw, clinician
Composer
Jerry Junkin, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Kevin Sedatole, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
John Lynch, clinician
Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia)
Mary K. Schneider, clinician
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti)
Julie Bounds, clinician
Sheldon High School (Oregon)

Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony (Ypsilanti)

Ballroom W183

Clinic
Habits of a Successful Orchestra: Teaching Concert Music and Achieving Musical Artistry with School String Orchestras
Christopher Selby, clinician
School of the Arts High School (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Programming Your Jazz Band for Success: Making the Chart Fit Your Band
Rob Babel, clinician
Ft. Zumwalt North High School (Missouri)

Buffalo Grove High School Jazz Ensemble (Illinois)

Henry Kappler, director

 

Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Strengthening Individual Musicianship and Ensemble Performance Through Creativity
William Bauer, clinician
University of Florida (Gainesville)
Barry Hartz, clinician
University of Florida (Gainesville)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Strings 101: The Science, History, and Care of Strings
Liz Benoit Crew, clinician
D'Addario Orchestral (New York)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
There are NO “Bad Apples”: Strategies to Reach and Keep “Challenging” Students in Your Band Program
Jack A. Eaddy, Jr., clinician
University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Meeting Room W186
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Chat Room

Success in Small School Band: Instilling a Quality Work Ethic in Your Culture

Clay Hooten, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Product Showcase

What the Heck Are You Going to Do With Your Seniors?

Presented by ScholarshipAuditions.com

Meeting Room W180
 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chat Room

A Directors Survival Guide to Beginning Band

Rebecca Warren, moderator

Meeting Room W178B

Clinic
Tuba Pedagogy from Day One
Patrick Sheridan, clinician
Jupiter Band Instruments
Meeting Room W182
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saratoga High School Strings
Michael Boitz, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
5 Concepts for Enhanced Communication from the Podium
Shanti Simon, clinician
University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Eric Allen, clinician
Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
An Interview with John Whitwell
John Whitwell, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing) - professor emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
Ballroom W183

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
I'm a Survivor!! Navigating the Amazing Race of Instrumental Music Teaching
Phillip Riggs, clinician
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham)
Scott Tobias, clinician
West Virginia University (Morgantown)
Matthew Talbert, clinician
Ohio University (Athens)
Meeting Room W185

Jazz New Music Reading Session

The Airmen of Note (Washington, D.C.)

MSgt Ben Patterson, director

 J. Richard Dunscomb, moderator

The Midwest Clinic - vice president

Ballroom W196

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Learn to Think “Principal” and Increase Your Professional Credibility and Effectiveness
Scott Koter, clinician
Kiski Area School District (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase

Band and Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

Presented by D'Addario

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Slides, Sticks, Reeds, and Valves: How to Keep the Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Moving in the Same Beginning Band Class
Steve Litwiller, clinician
Central Methodist University (Missouri)
Paul Copenhaver, clinician
St. Pius X School (Missouri)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Why Should I Care About This Music?: Increase Ensemble Engagement in Rehearsal by Connecting Lived Experiences to the Repertoire
David Vickerman, clinician
San Jose State University (California)
Dr. Colleen Sears, clinician
The College of New Jersey (Ewing)
Adam Warshafsky, clinician
Montgomery High School (New Jersey)
John Hylkema, clinician
Readington Middle School (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W187
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chat Room

Slow and Steady: A Practical Approach to Middle School Band

Robert Herrings, III, and Corey Graves, moderators

Meeting Room W178B
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room

Japan’s School Bands: Building Character Through Shared Goals of Excellence

Aki Murakami and Mark Humphreys, moderators

Meeting Room W178B

Clinic
Euphonium Pedagogy from Day One
Technical Sergeant Erik Lundquist, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.)
Meeting Room W182
 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Bridle Path/Montgomery Elementary Select String Ensemble
Ralph T. Jackson, Director
Ballroom W190
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ronald Reagan High School Wind Ensemble
Dan Morrison, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic
From Fundamentals to Fun: A Curriculum for Building Strong Small School or Single Director Programs
Steve Giovanoni, clinician
Randolph Field Independent School District (Texas)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
LIVE in 3-2-1: Creating an Engaging Online Concert Experience
Tiffany J. Galus, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Joshua R. Gall, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Luke C. Gall, clinician
My Design Team, Inc. (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Producing Productive Percussionists
Branden Steinmetz, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Dennis Lindsay, clinician
Stillwater Area High School (Minnesota)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase

Dorico - The Future of Scoring by Steinberg

Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
The Lighter Side of Life - Making the Move from Band to Orchestra
Bobbi Mauldin, clinician
Texas Lutheran University (Seguin)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Wage Music: Making Your Program Indispensable Through Connection
Milt Allen, clinician
The Musical Guerrilla (Ohio)
Meeting Room W179
 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
open to any music parent attending the conference
Meeting Room W178B
 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concert Band New Music Reading Session
Bands of the Air National Guard
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Miller, commander and conductor

Meeting Room W184
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Coping with Hearing Loss in the Music Education Setting: Teacher and Student
Edward Ercilla, clinician
Doral Academy Preparatory (Florida)
Meeting Room W178B

Clinic
Trombone Pedagogy from Day One
Matt Koperniak, clinician
Georgia Southern University (Savannah)
Meeting Room W182
 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. John F. Kennedy Middle School Philharmonic Strings
Johnathan Hsu, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Carrollton Wind Symphony
Jim McDaniel, conductor

COMMUNITY BAND INITIATIVE
sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc.


Ballroom W183

Ignacio Berroa Trio
Ballroom W196

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Not Your Dream Job: How to be Successful in a Less Than Ideal Situation
Noelle Saleh, clinician
Sweetwater Middle School (Georgia)
Andrew J. Parsons, clinician
Meadowcreek High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase

Crowdsource Fundraising with DonorsChoose.org

Presented by Woodwind & Brasswind

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Sight-Reading In the Band Room: Current Practices and Trends
Katherine Ferguson, clinician
Akron School of the Arts (Ohio)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Surviving a Concert Day Woodwind Repair Emergency
Miles DeCastro, clinician
State University of New York (Potsdam)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
The Fabulous Front-Row: Optimizing Your Flute Section
Lisa Garner Santa, clinician
Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
We've Got Trouble! Choosing Appropriate Literature for Your Large Instrumental Ensembles
Christopher Cicconi, clinician
Towson University (Maryland)
Meeting Room W181
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Teaching Globally: International Opportunities in Music Education
Joseph Scheivert, clinician
University of North Carolina (Charlotte)
Meeting Room W178B
 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Clinic
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Ignacio Berroa
Ignacio Berroa, clinician

Frank Alkyer, moderator
Meeting Room W192
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic
Horn Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Schayot, clinician
L. V. Berkner High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182

Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
The Bocalphone: Teaching Fundamentals for Bassoon and Other Winds Using the Reed and Bocal
Doug Spaniol, clinician
Butler University (Indiana)
Meeting Room W178B
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Shadow Ridge Middle School Honor Winds
Chris Meredith & Alicia DeSoto, directors
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic
Expanding Horizons: World Music in the Bandroom
Michael Sweeney, clinician
Hal Leonard Corporation (Wisconsin)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Finding the Art Within: Look Closer, Connect the Dots, and Find the Curves
Christopher Knighten, clinician
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Finger Pattern Exercises: Repetitive, Variable, and Fun!
Leslie Sellers, clinician
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Texas)
Deborah Perkins, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Derrick Horne, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Motivating the Musical Mind: Proven Research-Based Strategies for Igniting a Drive to Musical Success in Your Students
Andrew Poor, clinician
South Forsyth Middle School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Musical Percussionists: How to Communicate with Percussionists?
She-e Wu, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase

3 Steps to Better Sight Reading with SmartMusic

Presented by MakeMusic, Inc.

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Orchestra
Gail Barnes, clinician
University of South Carolina (Columbia)

Crone Middle School Chamber Orchestra (Illinois)
Katie Brown, director

Meeting Room W184
 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chat Room

STEM, STEAM, STREAM: Translating What Your Administration is Really Asking You To Do

Joe Clark, moderator

Meeting Room W178B
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Trumpet Pedagogy from Day One
Lynne Jackson, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Rio Grande Valley Jazz Orchestra
Ronnie Rios, Director
Ballroom W196
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Banda Santa Cecilia - Besana e Triuggio
Dr. Armando Saldarini, conductor
COMMUNITY BAND INITIATIVE
sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clear Lake High School Chamber Orchestra
Bryan Buffaloe & Kevin Black, directors
Ballroom W183

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Honor Clarinet Choir
Mark Edenfield, Shirley Holstien, & Mary Running, directors
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Apply to Perform at The Midwest Clinic
Jeff Daeschler, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - director of programming and marketing
Rodney C. Dorsey, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Don't Burn Out! Ideas and Techniques for a Lasting Career as a Music Educator
Giovanni Santos, clinician
La Sierra University (California)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
How to Start Strong and Sound Great on the Oboe
Melissa Bosma, clinician
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase

Audio Tools to Take Your Performance to the Next Level

Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America

Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Spin, Press, Slide: Launching Electronics into the Music Curriculum
Andrew Eldridge, clinician
University of Texas (Arlington)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Surviving and Thriving: Urban Instrumental Music Education
Chandran Daniel, clinician
Hinsdale Adventist Academy (Illinois)
Meeting Room W187
 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Sousa Band

Keith Brion, conductor

Learn more about the New Sousa Band

Sponsored by Bob Rogers Travel

Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Saturday, December 22
 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration
Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Chamber Orchestra
Michael Mascari, Director
Ballroom W183
 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Celebrating Chicago Jazz Education Festival

Eric Solorio Academy High School Jazz Ensemble

Madeleine Mollinedo, director


Kenwood Academy Jazz Band “Jazz at the Wood”

Gerald D. Powell, director

Bethany Pickens, assistant director

 

Morgan Park High School Jazz Combo

Shemeka Nash, director

Meeting Room W184
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Strategies for Improving the Tone Quality of Your Orchestra
Michael Hopkins, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
The Art of the Sousa March
Keith Brion, clinician
New Sousa Band

Sponsored by Bob Rogers Travel

Ballroom W183
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Sarah McKoin, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.