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Through Dec. 2nd
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Through Dec. 2nd
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Through Dec. 2nd


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Schedule of Events - 2016


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 orchestra events. The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic only happens once a year, so make the most of your time with us!
Tuesday, December 13
 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3

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Wednesday, December 14
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band Chamber Ensembles
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
“Hai!”: Practical application of Japanese band methods in urban schools.
Benjamin Das, clinician
Pritzker College Prep (Illinois)

Clinic
Composing and Arranging with Web-Based Tools in the Band Classroom
Nick Conner, clinician
Fairview South School (Illinois)

Clinic
Interactive Conducting, Rehearsal and Performance Techniques
Glenn D. Price, clinician
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (Ohio)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Make a Decision: Your Musical Viewpoint is Valid!
David Thornton, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Matthew Dockendorf, clinician
University of Colorado (Boulder)
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cockrill Middle School Honors Band
Gary Williams, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Ann Arbor Huron High School Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Krohn, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Round Rock High School Trombone Choir
Zach Shoepe, director
Ballroom W190
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Edison Middle School Jazz Ensemble I
Kimberly Branch, director
Ballroom W196
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
"Idle Hand Are The Devil's Workshop" - Strategies to Keep Your Percusion Students Engaed, Improving and Involved
Frank Chapple, clinician
Keller High School (Texas)

Clinic
A Conversation with James Kjelland
James Kjelland, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois) - professor emeritus
Mark Laycock, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

Clinic
Electrician=Musician?
Joe Alessi, clinician
New York Philharmonic (New York)

Clinic
How To Listen To What You're Hearing
Jay Bocook, clinician
Furman University (South Carolina)

Clinic - SMALLS SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Tearing Down the Wall between Music and Athletics-How to Make the Musical athlete Work for You!
Mike Morgan, clinician
Colfax School District (Washington)
 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony
Ted Shistle, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Lady Bird Johnson High School Forza String Orchestra
Karen George, conductor
Ballroom W190

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Designing Total Program Success
Bobby Lambert, clinician
Wando High School (South Carolina)
Jeff Young, clinician
Carmel High School (Indiana)

Clinic
Ginga: The Brazilian Way to Groove
Jovino Santos Neto, clinician
Cornish College of the Arts (Washington)

Clinic
If I Knew Then What I Know Now...
Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc. (Indiana)

Clinic
Inspired Teaching: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!
Peter Boonshaft, clinician
Hofstra University (New York)

Clinic
It's Not Just ABCDEFG - Navigating the LGBTQQAA Dynamic in Your Classroom
David Hedgecoth, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)

Clinic
Mystery to Mastery - Dispelling Brass Playing Myths
Greg Spence, clinician
The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Thrive, Not Survive: Achieving Success as a First Year Teacher
Jonathan Villela, clinician
Four Points Middle School (Texas)
Christopher Yee, clinician
Jessica Gonzales, clinician
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. University High School Jazz I Band
David Martin, director
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Optimizing the Big Heavies in Your Ensemble, or, Nobody Has Ever Won A Heisman Trophy Without a Great Offensive Line
David Zerkel, clinician
University of Georgia (Athens)

Clinic
Pitch, a Fit: Strings and Winds Use Vertical Intonation in Rehearsals and Concerts
Karl Reinarz, clinician
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Nevada)
Ann Arbor Huron High School Symphony Orchestra (Michigan)
Timothy Krohn, conductor

Clinic
Play for Your LIFE! Chamber Music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin!
Joseph Rutkowski, clinician
Great Neck North High School (New York)

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Shhh...it's a Secret! Size Doesn't Matter: A Strategic Plan for BIG results in small School Band Programs
Rebecca Warren, clinician
Mandan Middle School (North Dakota)
Lori Hart, clinician
Wicksburg High School (Alabama)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The Growth and Development of the Middle School Band (and Band Director)
Charles Menghini, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Central Winds: A Music Educators Wind Ensemble
James R. Tapia, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Cashman Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Kathryn Greene, conductor
Ballroom W190
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic
Bowing Styles for the Ages: What Are They? How Do I Apply Them?
Robert Gillespie, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)

Clinic
Directors Icons Panel - Reflections on the Past; Thoughts About the Future
Alfred Watkins, clinician
Lassiter High School (Georgia) - retired
John Thomson, clinician
New Trier High School (Illinois) - retired
Paula Crider, clinician
The University of Texas (Austin) - professor emerita
John Casagrande, clinician
George Mason University (Virginia) - retired

Clinic
Public Relations and Music Education Work Hand-in-Hand
John J. Gallagher, clinician
Longwood Central School District (New York)

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Teach the Kids and the Band Takes Care of Itself
Matthew McInturf, clinician
Sam Houston State University (Texas)

Clinic
Teaching Jazz Improvisation in a Big Band Setting
Ronald Carter, clinician
Northern Illinois University (Dekalb) - retired

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Teaching Rhythm Logically
Darcy Williams, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)
Jenna Yee, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)
Alex Ortega, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)

Clinic
Tips for Quick & Easy Instrument Repair
Jon Mills, clinician
Music & Arts (Maryland)
John Blythe, clinician
Music & Arts (Maryland)
 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
CONCERT ONE
Ticket Required
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Caliente
Jose Antonio Diaz, director
TBD
Ballroom W196
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
CONCERT TWO
Ticket Required
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Thursday, December 15
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The Central Band Clarinet Choir - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Colonel Akira Takeda, director
Ballroom W190

William Mason High School Wind Symphony
Micah Ewing, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
"Latinizing" Your School Jazz Ensemble: Practical Tips for Achieving an Authentic Latin Sound
Michele Fernandez Denlinger, clinician
Palmetto Middle School (Florida)

Clinic
Making the March King: The Sousa March in Form, Style and Performance
LtCol Jason K. Fettig, clinician
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band (Washingon, DC)
Patrick Warfield, clinician
University of Maryland (College Park)
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic
Retaining Brass Students Through Developing Stronger Embouchures
Terry Warburton, clinician
Warburton Music Products (Florida)
Kimberly Aubuchon, clinician
Warburton Music Products (Florida)
Alexandra Zacharella, clinician
University of Arkansas (Fort Smith)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Show, Grow and Excel!
Carolyn Landreau, clinician
Centennial High School (Georgia)
Susan P. Ellington, clinician
Goshen Community Schools (Indiana) - retired

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
small school, BIG Design: Employing Creative Resources in the Marching Band
Todd Ryan, clinician
The Blue Devils (California)
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5th Annual High School Institute
Open to any high school student by registration only.

Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Holmes Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Bryan Itzkowitz, director
Ballroom W196
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Improvisation: A Tool for Learning in the Concert Percussion World
John Beck, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York) - professor emeritus

Clinic
Latin Style for String Orchestras
Victor López, clinician
Nova Southeastern University (Florida)
Becky Bush, clinician
Alfred Music (California)

Clinic
Overcoming the Thief of Time: Five Practical Ways to Boost Your Rehearsal Efficiency Through the Use of Digital Technology
Lindsey Eskins, clinician
Independence Middle School (Virginia)

Clinic
The Hidden Curriculum in the Instrumental Music Class
Colleen Conway, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
The Two Sides of the Recruitment and Retention Coin: Proactive Strategies for Sustaining Teachers and Students in Music Education
Elizabeth Sokolowski, clinician
The University of the Arts (Pennsylvania)
Johanna J. Siebert, clinician
Webster Central School District (New York) - retired

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
What Are We Feeding Our Ensembles? Elevating Musical Taste in Order to Better Select Quality Repertoire
Erik Leung, clinician
Fresno Pacific University (California)
 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monarch Brass
Mallory Thompson, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Orchestra New Music Reading Session
CHICAGOLAND EDUCATORS ORCHESTRA
Bryan Miller, conductor
Leyden High Schools (Illinois)
Frank Lestina, moderator
Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) - retired

 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Walton High School Chamber Music Society
Perry Holbrook, director
Ballroom W190
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds
Corey L. Graves, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
Body Balance and Tone Production
Brian Lewis, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)

Clinic
From Score to Gesture
Steven D. Davis, clinician
University of Missouri (Kansas City)

Clinic
Making Something From Nothing: Group Exercises to Build Improvisational Confidence
Taylor Morris, clinician
Gilbert Town Fiddlers (Arizona)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Rehearsing The High School Band: Valuable Lessons from Extraordinary Directors
Stephen Meyer, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Gary Markham, clinician
Cobb County School District (Georgia) - retired
Roy Holder, clinician
Lake Braddock Secondary School (Virginia) - retired
Bill Watson, clinician
Lewisville Independent School District (Texas)
David Vandewalker, clinician
Fulton County Schools (Georgia)

Clinic
Sound Practice
Marie Speziale, clinician
Rice University (Texas) - professor emerita

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
The Dreams of Our Founding Fathers and Creating a World of Music for All
Robert Morrison, clinician
Quadrant Research (New Jersey)

Clinic
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Candido Camero
Candido Camero, clinician

Frank Alkyer, moderator
 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Ridgeview Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Megan Wike, director
Ballroom W190
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Berkner High School Symphony Orchestra
Craig Needham, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble
John Currey, director
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Creating an Online Presence for Your Program
Bradley Meyer, clinician
Stephen F. Austin University (Texas)

Clinic
Excellent Rehearsals Every Day!
Lynn Cooper, clinician
Asbury University (Kentucky) - retired

Clinic
Four Enduring Principles for Creating an Impassioned, Innovative, and Thriving Community
Patricia Hoy, clinician
Arts Awareness (Arizona)

Clinic
Get Off the Crazy Train!—Tools for Psychological Wellbeing
Eric Wilson, clinician
Baylor University (Texas)
Lynette Wilson, clinician
OakSpring Counseling (Texas)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
It CAN Be Done: edTPA, Performing Ensembles, and YOU!
Cory Meals, clinician
Kennesaw State University (Georgia)
Anita Kumar, clinician
University of Washington (Seattle)

Clinic
THE DARK SIDE OF TRADITION: Strategies for Eliminating Hazing and Bullying in the School Band Program
Patrick Dunnigan, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Title I School TBA
Walter Harley, clinician
Oxon Hill High School (Maryland)
James Seda, clinician
Southwest Dekalb High School (Georgia)
 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Palmetto Concert Band
Scott Weiss, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic
A Moment for Reflection
Donald Sinta, clinician
University of Michigan - professor emeritus (Ann Arbor)

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Beauty from the Beginning
Frank Ticheli, clinician
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
Gregory B. Rudgers, clinician
Ithaca College (New York)

Clinic
Finding The Perfect Fit: Beginning Band Recruitment and the Instrument Fitting Process
Wendy Higdon, clinician
Creekside Middle School (Indiana)

Clinic
French Horn Clinic
Gail Williams, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois)

Clinic
Learning Approach to Keyboard Percussion
Brian Zator, clinician
Texas A&M University (Commerce)

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - High School Orchestra
David Becker, clinician
Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ed W. Clark High School Orchestra
Charles Cushinery, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hebron High School Wind Symphony
Andy Sealy, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic
Apply to Perform at The Midwest Clinic
Jeff Daeschler, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - associate director
Rodney Dorsey, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Chicago State University Community Jazz Band
Roxanne Stevenson, director
Ballroom W196
 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dulles Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Sally Kirk, conductor
Ballroom W190
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. College Night
Free and open to the public
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra [Elementary/Junior High School]
Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The United States Army Field Band - Jazz Ambassadors
Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Wood, director
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Canadian Brass
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Friday, December 16
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Creek Valley Honor Winds
Kimberly Cooley, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Desert Vista High School Chamber Orchestra
Darlene Wedington-Clark, conductor
Ballroom W190

Clinic
"The Jazz Combo - An Inside View"
Steve Houghton, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)

Clinic
An Interview with Col. Arnald D. Gabriel
Arnald D. Gabriel, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) - conductor emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

Clinic
Breathing and Buzzing to Beautiful Sounds
Christopher O'Hara, clinician


Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Building Community by Teaching to a Higher Purpose
Ron Wakefield, clinician
North Park Academy of the Arts (California)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Guiding Students to Intonation Independence
Jason Schayot, clinician
L.V. Berkner High School (Texas)
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Colors and Spice and Everything Nice...That's What Your Percussion Section's Made Of!
Ben Miller, clinician
Marshall University (West Virginia)

Clinic
Embracing our Similarities: Sharing Concepts Across the Band and Orchestra
Erica Neidlinger, clinician
DePaul University (Illinois)
Michael Lewanski, clinician
DePaul University (Illinois)

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
G.R.I.T. "Gaining Resources In Teaching" Smaller Bands!
Gene Inglis, clinician
Saks High School (Alabama)
Gena Rae Nix, clinician
Gaston School (Alabama)

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
How Will We Know? Incorporating the Model Cornerstone Assessments with the National Core Music Standards”
Johanna Siebert, clinician
Webster Central School District (New York) - retired

Jazz New Music Reading Session
THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND - JAZZ AMBASSADORS
Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Wood, director
J. Richard Dunscomb, moderator
The Midwest Clinic - vice president
Ballroom W196

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Seven Positive Habits of Music Educators
Kevin Wood, clinician
Cypress Woods High School (Texas)
Aaron Kennell, clinician

Clinic
The Woman as Band Director: Cultivating Success on and off the Podium
Courtney Snyder, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Catharine Sinon Bushman, clinician
St. Cloud State University (Minnesota)
Nicki Zawel, clinician
Ithaca High School (New York)
Kim Shuttlesworth, clinician
James Bowie High School (Texas)
Elizabeth Peterson, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Cynthia Johnston Turner, clinician
University of Georgia (Athens)
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Dulles High School Honors Orchestra
Michael Alan Isadore, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Frost Flute Ensemble
Trudy Kane, director
Ballroom W190

Spring High School Wind Ensemble
Gabe Musella, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
Bowing Concepts for Musical Phrasing
Frank Lestina, clinician
Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) - retired

Clinic
Brilliant Future, Illustrious Past: The Midwest Clinic
David McCormick, clinician
The Midwest Clinic- board of directors emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

Clinic
Healing Flute Section Sound and Intonation Woes
Jim Walker, clinician
The University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Title 1: A Label, Not a Limit
Chris Pineda, clinician
Liberty Junior High School (Texas)
Lynne Jackson, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Concert Band New Music Reading Session
BANDS OF THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD
LtCol Bryan Miller, commander and conductor

 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Artie Henry Middle School Honors Band
Robert T. Herrings, III, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Broken Arrow High School Percussion Ensemble
Adam Wiencken, director
Ballroom W190

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Allen Tinkham, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra
Dave Hammond, director
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Clarinet Clinic
Anthony McGill, clinician
New York Philharmonic (New York)

Clinic
Express! Say Something!!!
Frank L. Battisti, clinician
New England Conservatory of Music (Massachusetts) - professor emeritus

Clinic
Fourth Finger First: Why the Order of Finger Introduction Matters
Sandy Goldie, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)

Clinic
Real Repertoire, Real People: Creative Strategies for Presenting Art Music to "Everyday" Audiences
Richard Wyman, clinician
The United States Coast Guard Band (Connecticut)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The College Student as an Effective Private Teacher
Jeffrey Loeffert, clinician
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)

Clinic
The Conducted Moment: Lessons for the Community of Music from Mime and the Theatre
Bud Beyer, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois) - professor emeritus
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic
Improvising in Clave: Soloing Over Afro-Cuban Grooves
Michael Mossman, clinician
Queens College (New York)
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic
Building a Better Band Through the Chamber Ensemble Experience: How to Cultivate Critically Thinking and Independent Musicians
Seminole Trombone Quartet, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Christopher Brown, clinician
David Ellis, clinician
Stephen Ivany, clinician
Dunwoody Mirvil, clinician

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Engaging Challenging Students in Band and Orchestra
James Karas, clinician
Lefler Middle School (Nebraska)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
How to Land Your DREAM Job...and Keep it! Beyond Music - The “Insider’s Perspectives.” What You Need to Know.
Raeleen Horn, clinician
Palatine High School (Illinois) - retired

Clinic
Marching Band/Concert Band: It's All Band -Using Every Opportunity To Teach Good Fundumental Playing Skills
Roy Holder, clinician
Lake Braddock Secondary School (Virginia) - retired
Greg Bimm, clinician
Marian Catholic High School (Illinois)
Andrew Sealy, clinician
John Miller, clinician
American Fork High School (Utah) - retired
Joel L. Denton, clinician
Ooltewah High School (Tennessee)
Alfred Waktins, clinician
Lassiter High School (Georgia) - retired

Clinic
Planning a Successful Double-Reed Beginner Class
Jennifer Auerbach, clinician
Bocal Majority
Sally Bohls, clinician
Bocal Majority

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Orchestra
Karel Butz, clinician
Beckendorff Junior High School (Texas)

Clinic
Spontaneous Factory: An Approach to Improvisation and Composition for Large Instrumental Ensembles
Jason Caslor, clinician
Arizona State University (Tempe)

Clinic
Viola Fingerboard Domination: Creating a Facile and Confident Left Hand
Juliet White-Smith, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Band
Doug Akey, clinician
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies (Arizona)
 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band
Bob Lark, director
Ballroom W196

VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
Charles Menghini, conductor
Stacey Larson Dolan, associate conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Faubion Middle School Honors Orchestra
Kari Zamora, conductor
Ballroom W190
 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Midwest Clinic 70th Anniversary Gala
Ticketed event. Click here for more information
Hilton Chicago

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Saturday, December 17
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Clinic
Middle School Full Orchestra – Making it Work for Your School!!
Sandra Dackow, clinician
Hershey Symphony Orchestra (Pennsylvania)
 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The Desert Winds
Charles A. Maguire, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Southwest High School Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Busse, director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Inspiring Your Students by Inspiring Yourself
Louis "Chip" Gdalman, clinician
Jesse Owens Community Academy (Illinois)

Clinic
The March – An Overview of Interpretation, Performance Guide and Historical Practices
Jim Daughters, clinician
Fillmore Wind Band (Ohio)
Cody Birdwell, clinician
University of Kentucky (Lexington)
Stephen Lytle, clinician
Miami University (Ohio)
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tokyo Geidai Wind Orchestra
Masaharu Yamamoto, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.