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Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
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Schedule of Events - 2017

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 19
 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mobile Registration

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Hilton Chicago & Towers

Embassy Suites Chicago

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Wednesday, December 20
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Coffee with The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors
Complimentary for all attendees.
Outside Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Brass Band of Battle Creek
Michael J. Garasi, director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 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
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Plano Senior High School Chamber Orchestra
Brian Coatney, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence
Miranda George, clinician
University of Texas (Arlington)

First Performance: A Beginning Band Demonstration Concert
Mario Moody, clinician
Coolidge Middle School (Illinois)
Nyle Taylor, clinician
McKinley Junior High School (Illinois)
Teresa Hill, clinician
South Holland School District 151 (Illinois)

Marcia Neel, Tim Lautzenheiser, and Charles Menghini, moderators

Coolidge Middle School Band (Illinois)

Mario Moody, director

McKinley Junior High School Band (Illinois)

Nyle Taylor, director

Lighting a Fire in Kids: Harnessing Intrinsic Motivation, Cultivating Curiosity, and Creating Connections
Chris Gleason, clinician
Patrick Marsh Middle School (Wisconsin)

Score Study and Prep for Elementary Through College Conductors: From the Beginning to the End; or the Dream to the Performance!
Frank Tracz, clinician
Kansas State University (Manhattan)

Survival of the Fittest: The Small School Band Director
Donny Longest, clinician
Konawa High School (Oklahoma) - retired

Zero To Jazz: Teaching Improvisation Through Etude Writing in a 1:1 Environment
Paul Levy, clinician
Oak Lawn Community High School (Illinois)
Bob Habersat, clinician
Oak Lawn Community High School (Illinois)
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Gulliver Academy Jazz Ensemble
Robert Keating, director
Ballroom W196

Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy Symphonic Winds
James Hairston, director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Youth Performing Arts School Percussion Ensemble
Jason Gregory, director
Ballroom W190
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Alabama Winds
Randall Coleman, conductor
Ballroom W183

Habits of a Significant Band Director
Scott Rush, clinician
Dorchester School District Two (South Carolina)

Listen with Your Eyes: Identifying the Physical Roadblocks Behind Common Musical Issues
Josh Byrd, clinician
University of West Georgia (Carrollton)

Orchestral Bowings: Connecting the Technical with the Expressive to Achieve Superior Performances
James Palmer, clinician
Allatoona High School (Georgia)

Green Valley High School Symphonic Strings (Nevada)

Shelly Burger, director

Teaching Musicianship Through Fundamentals- Keys to Sustained Success in Title I Schools
Shane Goforth, clinician
North Shore Senior High School (Texas)

Top 10 Effective Teaching Techniques to Help Create a Winning Flute/Piccolo Section
Tracy Harris, clinician
College of the Sequoias (California)
N/A, clinician

Vertical Teaming for Student Success
Christopher Bailey, clinician
Morton Ranch Junior High School (Texas)
George Liverman, clinician
Stockdick Junior High School (Texas)
Gregory Redner, clinician
Patricia E. Paetow High School (Texas)
 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Performing a Concert for Special Needs Children and their Families
Joseph Lill, clinician
North Park University (Illinois)
Lawrence Van Oyen, clinician
North Central College (Illinois)
 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hill Country Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Horvitz, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Kell High School Wind Ensemble
David Roth, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Body Mapping for the String Orchestra: Teaching Students to Stop Moving Against their Own Design to Prevent Injury and Sound Great!
Jennifer Johnson, clinician
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)

Designing a Curriculum to Develop Young Players AND Ensemble Awareness
Brent Biskup, clinician
Flower Mound High School (Texas)
Jana Harvey, clinician
Flower Mound High School (Texas)

Enhancing the Ensemble Experience Using Composer Skype Sessions
Scott Watson, clinician
Parkland School District (Pennsylvania)
Jenny L. Neff, clinician
Bala Cynwyd Middle School (Pennsylvania)

Meaningful Middle School Band Rehearsals
Marguerite Wilder, clinician

Kevin Boyle, clinician
Creekland Middle School (Georgia)
Jeff Scott, clinician
Cario Middle School (South Carolina)

Quality is Never an Accident
Jamal Duncan, clinician
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
Armand V. Hall, II, clinician
University of Memphis (Tennessee)
Leah J. McGray, clinician
Rhodes College (Tennessee)

Sherlock Holmes Had It Right All Along: The Life and Studies of a Conductor and Master Teacher
James Tapia, clinician
Syracuse University (New York)
Erin Tapia, clinician
Westhill Central School District (New York)

Teaching Jazz Improv in Your Middle School Ensemble
Curtis Winters, clinician
Orem Junior High School (Utah)

Gulliver Academy Jazz Ensemble (Florida)

Robert Keating, director

 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Composing with My Middle School Band During Rehearsal? YES YOU CAN!
Travis Weller, clinician
Messiah College (Pennsylvania)
 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Percussion - Magical, Musical, Marches
Kevin Lepper, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois) -professor emeritus
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Blackburn High School Symphonic Band
Jemima Bunn, conductor
Ballroom W183

The United States Naval Academy Band Wind Trio
Chief Musician Sheila Cullen, clarinet

Musician First Class Emily Madsen, oboe

Musician First Class Michala Hendrix, bassoon

Ballroom W190

Beginning Strings for the Older Learner: From D Major to Grade 3 in One Year!
David Eccles, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
VanderCook College of Music Orchestra (Illinois)

Complete Pedagogical Concepts for Low Brass Performance
Daniel Perantoni, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)

Discussions of Equity, Inclusion and Access in the Music Classroom
Brayer Teague, clinician
Downers Grove North High School (Illinois)
Carlos H. Ayento, clinician
Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy (Illinois)
Yolandus L. Douglas, clinician
Thornridge High School (Illinois)
Manju Durairaj, clinician
Latin Lower School & VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
Emma Joy Jampole, clinician
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Joyce McCall, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Mitchell Robinson, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)

Good Things Come in Small Packages - Successful Design and Implementation for the Small or Younger Marching Band
Susan Smith, clinician
Troy University (Alabama)
Adam Dalton, clinician
Marshall University (West Virginia)

It's All About the Sound: Developing Beautiful Tone and Articulation from the First Rehearsal
Winifred Crock, clinician

Laurie Scott, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?!? How Emotion and Attention Impact our Rehearsals
Shawn Vondran, clinician
Northwestern University (Evanston)
 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. University of Missouri-St. Louis Jazz Ensemble
Jim Widner, director
Ballroom W196
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
The 100 Gig Challenge: Extraordinary Engagement through Service Learning
Michael Pavlik, clinician
York Community High School (Illinois)
 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Open to any music parent attending the conference.

Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Rhythm Reading Routines
Rhonda Rhodes, clinician
Dixie State University (Utah)
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Crescendo Detroit: Building a Quality Arts Program in an Underserved Community
Damien Crutcher, clinician
Crescendo Detroit (Michigan)
Kristopher Johnson, clinician
University of Utah (Salt Lake City)

How to Have a Fabulous Horn Section at All Levels
Richard Lambrecht, clinician
University of Texas (El Paso)
UTEP Horn Choir (Texas)

Music for All of Us: Reflecting Society Through Repertoire Selection
Tremon Kizer, clinician
University of Central Florida (Orlando)
Jaclyn Hartenberger, clinician
University of Georgia (Athens)
Brandon Houghtalen, clinician
Abilene Christian University (Texas)
Rodney Dorsey, clinician
University of Oregon (Eugene)

Percussion Accessories: Musical Instruments or Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Neil Grover, clinician
Grover Pro Percussion (Massachusetts)

Sequential Vibrato Instruction in the String Classroom
Jeremy Woolstenhulme, clinician
Hyde Park Middle School (Nevada)
Hyde Park Middle School Orchestra (Nevada)

The Complete Drum Set Player – Well-Rounded from the Start
Gregg Bissonette, clinician
Ringo Starr's All-Star Band

Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Saxophone Section
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, clinician
Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Students with Special Needs in the High School Ensemble
Julie Duty, clinician
United Sound (Arizona)
 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Cedar Park Winds
Christopher Yee, conductor
Jeremy Spicer and Jonathan Villela, associate conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Bishop Carroll High School Virtuosi Strings
Christina Visy, director
Ballroom W190
 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Doc Severinsen

Elmhurst College Big Band (Illinois)

Doug Beach, director

Vanessa Thomas, vocalist

Stockton Helbing, percussion

 *Conference registration credential required for admittance. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Thursday, December 21
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Atholton High School String Orchestra
James Woomert, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clovis North Educational Center Wind Ensemble
David Lesser, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

The United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet
N/A, conductor(s)
Ballroom W190

Apply to Perform at The Midwest Clinic
Jeff Daeschler, clinician
The Midwest Clinic
Rodney Dorsey, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

Assessment Technologies and Strategies for the Instrumental Music Classroom
Chad Criswell, clinician
Southeast Polk Community School District (Iowa)

S.M.A.L.L. Band Programs: Strategies for Success
Brandon Robinson, clinician
Wake Forest University (North Carolina)
David Robinson, clinician
McMurry University (Texas)

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Katrina Fitzpatrick, clinician
Morton Junior High School (Illinois)
Ruth Clark, clinician
Applied Instructor (Illinois)
Jeremy Clark, clinician
Applied Instructor (Illinois)
Todd Kelly, clinician
Bradley University (Illinois)
Morton Junior High School Jazz Band (Illinois)

What Did the Composer Mean? The Rehearsal Plan’s Rehearsal Plan
Ralph Hultgren, clinician
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Australia)

Blackburn High School Symphonic Band (Australia)

Jemima Bunn, conductor

You Want Me to Teach WHAT?!
Robert Sinclair, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6th Annual Midwest Clinic High School Institute
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hyde Park Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Jeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor
Ballroom W183
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I
Brian Peter, director
Ballroom W196

Bullseye! Making the Rehearsal the Center of Your Musical Life
Cormac Cannon, clinician
University of South Carolina (Columbia)

Doing "Within" When You're Doing "Without"! Practical Scoring Solutions for Small Bands
William Owens, clinician
Composer (Texas)

Eastland High School Band (Texas)

Stephen Cox, director

Fueling Creativity: Reaching All Learners Through the Arts
Carole Mason, clinician
Klein Independent School District (Texas)

Grade Thrive: Differentiation and Insipration through Programming
Carl Holmquist, clinician
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program (Virginia)
Timohty Mahr, clinician
St. Olaf College (Minnesota)
Stephanie Scheibe, clinician
Wabasha-Kellogg Public School (Minnesota)
Reid Wixson, clinician
Southwest High School (Minnesota)

It Takes a Village: Creative Classroom Management Strategies
Anderia Troutman, clinician
Brookside Intermediate (Texas)
Jennifer Rogers, clinician
Brookside Intermediate (Texas)
Lauren Ambeau, clinician
Brookside Intermediate (Texas)

Motivating the Individual in the Large Ensemble
Jessica Vaughan-Marra, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Shelley Durbin, clinician
Kennedy Middle School (California)
Jonathan Grantham, clinician
Amador Valley High School (California)
 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. T.A. Howard Middle School Honor Band
Nathaniel Neugent, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Clinic
“Herding the Cats”: Reflecting Your Priorities as you Teach Jazz Improvisation
Antonio García, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)

Maximizing Gestural Expression: Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors
Jerald Schwiebert, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) -professor emeritus
Dustin Barr, clinician
California State University (Fullerton)

Saving Thousand$ with Maintenance Your Students Can Do
David Fedderly, clinician
Baltimore Brass Co. (Maryland)
Sally Wagner, clinician
Baltimore Brass Co. (Maryland)

Shining a Light on Urban Music Education
Nola Jones, clinician
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee)
 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Virginia Wind Symphony
Dennis Zeisler, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Orchestra New Music Reading Session

Chicagoland Educator Orchestra (Illinois)

Bryan Miller, conductor

Frank Lestina, moderator

 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Reed Management – The Difference Between a Good Performance and a Great Performance
Michael Skinner, clinician
DANSR, Inc. (Illinois)
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Blackburn High School Senior Jazz Orchestra
Andy O'Connell, director
Ballroom W196

UTEP Horn Choir
Richard Lambrecht, director
Ballroom W183

Careers Through Music
David R. Sears, clinician
The GRAMMY Museum Foundation (California)

Karel Husa: A Retrospective
Scott Teeple, clinician
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Mallory Thompson, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois)
H. Robert Reynolds, clinician
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
Stephen G. Peterson, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Frank Battisti, clinician
New England Conservatory of Music (Boston) - professor emeritus
Mark Scatterday, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York)

Marching and Concert Percussion: Common Techniques for Performance Success
Mark Ford, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)
Paul Rennick, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)

Selecting String Orchestra Repertoire
Deborah Baker Monday, clinician
Logan City School District (Utah) -retired
Brian Balmages, clinician
The FJH Music Company, Inc. (Florida)
Bob Phillips, clinician
Alfred Music (California)
Joanne May, clinician
Elmhurst College (Illinois)

Warm-Up 2.0: Upgrading Your Routine
Dennis Fisher, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)

North Shore Senior High School Wind Symphony (Texas)

Shane Goforth, director

Why We Do What We Do: Creating Memorable Masterpieces in a World of Stick Figures
Joel Denton, clinician
Ooltewah High School (Tennessee)
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference.
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Proof that Music is Essential: Music Students Create Playlists for Elders Living with Dementia
Charles Staley, clinician
Neuqua Valley High School (Illinois) -retired
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Riverwatch Middle School Symphonic Band
Matt Koperniak, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Martin High School Symphony Orchestra
Jamie Ovalle, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

The University of Texas Butler School of Music Saxophone Ensemble
Stephen C. Page, director
Ballroom W190

Buzzing Betters the Band
Michael Grose, clinician
University of Oregon (Eugene)

Creating a Culture of Excellence in Your 2nd and 3rd Bands
Bryn Roberts, clinician
Reedy High School (Texas)

Kaleidoscopic Listening: Resonating with Music's Waves of Influence
Eugene Corporon, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)

Stay The Course: A Navigation Guide for the Head Director
Darla McBryde, clinician
Timber Creek High School (Texas)
Kathy Johnson, clinician
Argyle High School (Texas)

The Artistry of the March
Loras Schissel, clinician
Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

Virginia Wind Symphony (Norfolk)

Dennis Zeisler, director

 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
The 4 (W)W’s- How to Teach Alternate Fingerings for Woodwinds In Your Ensemble!
Nicholas Thomas, clinician
Florida A&M University (Tallahassee)
Emmanuel Rodriguez, clinician
Miramar High School (Florida)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
"Counting with Clint"
Karl Reinarz, clinician
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Nevada)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Changing the Culture from the Inside Out, Motivating Kids and Community
Stan Mauldin, clinician
Seguin High School (Texas)

Common Pitfalls of Teaching Oboe Students
Briana Tarby, clinician
The United States Coast Guard Band (Connecticut)

Music Advocacy - Moving from Survival to Vision
John Benham, clinician
John Benham & Associates

Rehearsal Lab - High School Orchestra
Michael Boitz, clinician
Saratoga High School (California)

Glenbard West High School Orchestra (Illinois)

William Ortega, conductor

Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Band
Mary Land, clinician
Young Harris College (Georgia)

Glenn Westlake Middle School Band (Illinois)

Nicholas Martin, director

Student Success in Title I Schools
Zachary Harris, clinician
Gulfport School District (Mississippi)
Cameron W. Jenkins, clinician
Bayou View Middle School (Mississippi)
Dorshandrell Pitts, clinician
Gulfport High School (Mississippi)

Typical Musical and Marching Problems and Solutions for the Modern Marching Band
Gary Smith, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) -professor emeritus
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1
J B Scott, director
Ballroom W196
 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Gracious Approaches to the Plight of the Purple Violin
Kasia Bugaj, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Annalisa C. Chang, clinician
Clayton State University (Georgia)
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. College Night
Free and open to the public.
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Summit High School Wind Symphony
Chris Kanicki, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

University of Oklahoma Sooner Bassooners
Rodney F. Ackmann, director
Ballroom W190
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The United States Army Blues
Chief Warrant Officer Jac'kel R. Smalls, director
Ballroom W196

Wheaton Municipal Band
Bruce Moss, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

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Friday, December 22
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
Brian Logan, conductor
Stacey Larson Dolan, associate conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
How and Why to Commission a New Work for Your Ensemble!
Mark Wolfram, clinician
Sound Studio Publications (Arizona)
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Arbor Creek Middle School Honors Band
Rylon Guidry, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Iolani School Orchestra
Katharine Hafner, conductor
Ballroom W183

Vandegrift High School Percussion Ensemble
Joe Hobbs, director
Ballroom W190

Creating a Successful Title 1 Middle School Instrumental Program
Christopher Gonzales, clinician
Dueitt Middle School (Texas)
Nick Gonzales, clinician
West Lake Stem Junior High School (Utah)
Michael Warny, clinician
Dueitt Middle School (Texas)

Rehearsing Your Way Through the National Core Music Standards
Sarah Labovitz, clinician
Arkansas State University (Jonesboro)

Successful Lead and Section Playing for Brass Players
Mike Vax, clinician
International Artist

The Interactive Rehearsal: Empowering Students to Think, Listen, and Move
Travis Cross, clinician
University of California (Los Angeles)

Clovis North Educational Center Wind Ensemble (California)

David Lesser, director

 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Using Learning Goals and Rubrics to Improve Student Instrumental Performance
Thomas Zugger, clinician
Capital University (Ohio)
 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. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Positive Pro Active Advocacy - NOW!
David Law, clinician
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (Marion)
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Conductor as Prism
James Jordan, clinician
Westminster Choir College (New Jersey)

Diagnosing The Problem, Prescribing The Solution: Tips and Strategies for Successful Teaching In A Title I School
Gregory Denson, clinician
Griffin Middle School (Georgia)
Lebarron Mcwhorter, clinician
Miles College (Alabama)

How Will We Know? Incorporating the National Core Music Ensemble Standards with the Model Cornerstone Assessments
Johanna J. Siebert, clinician
Webster Central School District (New York) -retired

Jazz New Music Reading Session

The United States Army Blues (Washington, D.C.)

Chief Warrant Officer Jac'kel R. Smalls, director

J. Richard Dunscomb, moderator

The Midwest Clinic - vice president

Ballroom W196

Strategic Boosters: How to Thrive, Not Survive!
David Vandewalker, clinician
Fulton County Schools (Georgia)

Unlocking Creativity Through Focused Repetition
Richard Saucedo, clinician
Carmel High School (Indiana) -retired
Michael Pote, clinician
Carmel High School (Indiana)

Carmel High School Wind Symphony (Indiana)

 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Green Valley High School Symphonic Strings
Shelly Burger, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Wylie High School Wind Symphony
Todd Dixon, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference.
 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Carmel Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Joel Powell, conductor
Ballroom W190
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fillmore Wind Band
Jim Daughters, conductor
Ballroom W183

An Interview with Richard C. Crain
Richard C. Crain, clinician
The Midwest Clinic (Illinois)
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator

It's All About that Bass (Base): Developing a Solid Low Brass foundation for Your Ensemble
Elliot Chasanov, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Mark Moore, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
University of Illinois Low Brass Choir (Urbana-Champaign)

Practical Score Study for the Busy Band Director
Lawrence Stoffel, clinician
California State University (Northridge)
 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

 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Mount Si High School Jazz Ensemble
Matthew Wenman, director
William Leather, director
Ballroom W196

North Shore Senior High School Band
Shane Goforth, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Pioneer High School Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Glawe, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Athletes and the Arts – A Unique National Initiative to Enhance Performing Artist Health and Performance
Randall Dick, clinician
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis)
Serena Weren, clinician
Loyola University (New Orleans)

Clarinet Basics in 60 Minutes
Cecilia Kang, clinician
Furman University (South Carolina)

Charleston County School of the Arts Clarinet Choir (South Carolina)

Suzanne K. Reed and Basil J. Kerr, directors

Democracy and Instrumental Music Education 2.0: Enlarging Capacities and Strengthening Connections in the Rehearsal Setting
Birch Browning, clinician
Cleveland State University (Ohio)
Randall Everett Allsup, clinician
Columbia University (New York)
Daniel J. Brown, clinician
Rye Middle & High Schools (New York)
Brian A. Silvey, clinician
University of Missouri (Columbia)

String Setup Strategies for Success: Progressive Solutions for the 21st Century Orchestra Classroom
Selim Giray, clinician
University of Mississippi (University)
Kasia Bugaj, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)

The First Four Weeks: Successfully Starting Your Beginners
Kelley Gossler, clinician
Lincoln Park High School (Illinois)
 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Creekwood Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Ariel Gammons, director
Ballroom W190
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sichuan Conservatory of Music Band
Lee Tian Tee, conductor
Ballroom W183

Every Community Should Have a New Horizons Band and Orchestra
Roy Ernst, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York) -professor emeritus

Mindset for Music
Thomas Hooten, clinician
Los Angeles Philharmonic (California)

Not Tuned at the Factory: Helping Your Students Become Self-Correcting Intonation Machines
Steve Smith, clinician
Hal Leonard Corporation (Wisconsin)

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

Hubble Middle School Orchestra (Illinois)

Deborah Schmaltz, conductor

Teach Guitar? What Do I Do and HOW Can I Do it SUCCESSFULLY?
James Yancey, clinician
Maryvale High School (Arizona)
Maryvale High School Guitar Ensemble (Arizona)

Underrepresentation of African American Males in Music Education: Does Diversity Matter?
Adrian Davis, clinician
Roosevelt High School (Minnesota)
 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Clinic
The Music Between the Notes: Teaching the Rhythm Section the Nuances of the Groove
Chuck Webb, clinician
Columbia College (Illinois)

Westlake High School Rhythm Section (Texas)

Brian Peter, director

 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Teaching Intonation Creatively for String Orchestra
Kirk Moss, clinician
University of Northwestern (St. Paul)

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Orchestra (Michigan)

Jonathan Glawe, conductor

 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. The United States Coast Guard Band
LCDR Adam R. Williamson, conductor
CWO4 Richard Wyman, assistant conductor

Skyline Ballroom W375AB

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble 1
Robert Baca, director
Ballroom W196
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Johns Creek High School Chamber Orchestra
Young K. Kim, conductor
Ballroom W190
 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. The United States Coast Guard Band
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" Presents 'A Stan Kenton Christmas'
Ballroom W196

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Saturday, December 23
 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Banda Sinfónica Escuela de Formación Artística y Cultural de Chía
Jesús Orielso Santiago Jácome, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Sartartia Symphony Orchestra
Sophia Hsieh, conductor
Ballroom W190
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Growing Your Community Jazz Band
Samuel Hankins, clinician
South Suburban College (Illinois)

South Suburban Community Jazz Band (Illinois)

Sam Hankins, director

The Music-Driven Life: An Exploration of the 'Life-Long' Learner Phenomenon
Lieutenant Commander Adam R. Williamson, clinician
The United States Coast Guard Band (Connecticut)
H. Robert Reynolds, clinician
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hiroshima Wind Orchestra
Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.