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$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$160 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$95 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
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Schedule of Events - 2019


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 17
 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Remote Registration

Pre-registered for the conference? Visit the lobby of either hotel below to pick up your badge in advance.

Hyatt McCormick Place
Hilton Chicago


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Wednesday, December 18
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. The United States Air Force Band Chamber Ensembles
Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Product Showcase

Naxos Online Libraries - Classical Music Streaming Resource
Presented by Naxos Music Group

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
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Flute Pedagogy from Day One
Helen Blackburn, clinician
West Texas A&M University (Canyon)
Meeting Room W182
 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Chat Room
The Power of Planning: Discussing the Layers of Details as You Navigate the Calendar Year
June Bearden, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Charleston County School of the Arts Symphony String Orchestra
Christopher R. Selby, conductor
Skyline Ballroom 375E

Clinic
'Sounds from a Sunburnt Country'. Australian Music for School Orchestras.
Joanna Drimatis, clinician
MLC School (Sydney)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Assessment Strategies for Better Ensembles
Brian Shaw, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Classroom Management Strategies for the Rehearsal Hall
Steve Graves, clinician
Lexington Junior High School (California)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Horns Can Be Your Friends Too! Helping Horn Players be Successful in a Concert Band Setting
Laurie Lafferty, clinician
University of Akron (Ohio)
Margaret Tung, clinician
University of Akron (Ohio)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Leading Rehearsals That Inspire
Jeffrey Grogan, clinician
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma)
Michael Raiber, clinician
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma)
Ballroom W183

Product Showcase
The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program: Essential Learning Resources for a Successful Band Program
Presented by RCM Certificate Program
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Rehearsal Revolution
Joel Schut, clinician
University of Colorado (Boulder)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble
Jordan Randall Smith, clinician
John Hopkins University (Maryland)
Meeting Room W181
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bradley Middle School Jazz Band
Karlos Elizondo, Director
Ballroom W196
 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Chat Room
The Two Kinds of Knowledge and the Two Kinds of Conductors
H. Robert Reynolds, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Clinic
Clarinet Pedagogy from Day One
Andrew Weak, clinician
Apollo Junior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Central Junior High School Symphonic Band
Christine Belle Cumberledge, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. McCallum High School Percussion Ensemble
Matt Ehlers, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Building Beginning Bassoonists: A Quick Start Session for Music Educators
Shannon Lowe, clinician
University of Florida (Gainesville)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
From Chaos to Sanity
Andrea Hollenbeck, clinician
Preston Middle School (Colorado)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Mentors: Meeting Educator's Needs Through Opportunities, Resources, and Support
Dick Clardy, clinician
Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
Christina Walk, clinician
Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
Jolette Wine, clinician
Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
Pat Leaverton, clinician
Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Playing the Long Game: Planning Beyond Beginning Band with Your Beginning Brass Students
Jason Sulliman, clinician
Troy University (Alabama)
Meeting Room W187

Product Showcase
Lung Trainers: The Science of Breathing
Presented by Lung Trainers LLC
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Sustaining Our Emotional Health
Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, clinician
Columbia College (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Tuning With Technology
Jordan Stern, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
John M. Denis, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
Southside High School Wind Symphony (Arkansas)
Sean Carrier, Michael Westbrook, and Kaitlyn Smith, directors
Meeting Room W184
 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Chat Room
Making it Work in a Title I School: Expect Quality, Deliver Quality!
James Seda, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Midwest Clinic Diversity and Equity Initiative Forum
open to all conference attendees
Meeting Room W178
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
10 Common Mistakes Made at Assessments and How To Avoid Them
Sally Wagner, clinician
Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Maryland) - retired
Meeting Room W193

Clinic
Saxophone Pedagogy from Day One
Kimberly Hernandez, clinician
Robinson Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Mount View Middle School Chamber Orchestra - Howard County Public Schools
Matthew DeBeal, Director
Ballroom W183
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Orquestra de Sopros da Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Lisbon College of Music Wind Ensemble)
Alberto Roque, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Creating "The Standard" and Sticking To It: The Why, The What, and The How
Myra Rhoden, clinician
Fayette County High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Developing Independent Musicians Through Collaborative Rehearsal Techniques
Daniel Berard, clinician
Grain Valley High School (Missouri)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Get 'Em and Keep 'Em Lit; Creative Retention Strategies
Jennifer Floyd, clinician
LA Phil (California)
Stephen Lawrence, clinician
North Atlanta High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Middle School Rehearsal Environment
Susan Waters, clinician
Oliver Middle School (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W184

Product Showcase
What's New in Digital Percussion
Presented by Romeo Music
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
Program Building in Title I Schools
Andy Bower, clinician
Dolores T. Aaron Academy (Louisiana)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Start Your Engines: Building Confidence with Less Experienced Rhythm Section Players
Mike Kamuf, clinician
John T. Baker Middle School (Maryland)
Bradley Middle Jazz Band I Rhythm Section (Texas)
Karlos A. Elizondo, director
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Strong Foundations for Building Young Percussionists
John Hearnes, clinician
Oakland Middle School (Tennessee)
David England, clinician
Father Ryan High School (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W187
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Save Your Program - NOW! Proven Strategies!
David Law, clinician
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education
Meeting Room W193
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Fast Fixes for Fickle Fiddles: Practical Tips for Maintaining, Repairing, and Evaluating Stringed Instruments in the Classroom
Spencer Hamann, clinician
Classic Violins (Wisconsin/Illinois)
Stefanie Shumanova, clinician
Classic Violins (Wisconsin/Illinois)
Meeting Room W193

Clinic
Oboe Pedagogy from Day One
Carol Zeisler, clinician
Old Dominion University (Virginia)
Meeting Room W182
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Arbor Creek Middle School Saxophone Ensemble
Rylon Guidry, Director
Ballroom W190

Ligon Magnet Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Renee E Todd, Director
Ballroom W196
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. L.V. Berkner High School Symphonic Band I
Jason Schayot, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Juggling Artistry and Strategy: Maximizing Time in Our Rehearsals, Days, and Years
Karen Fannin, clinician
University of Nebraska (Omaha)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Mastery Through Movement: Rolland Action Studies for Your String Students
Aaron Jacobs, clinician
Illinois String Academy
Leah Sweeney, clinician
Paul Rolland String Camp (Illinois)
Illinois String Academy (Urbana)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
No More Guess What I'm Thinking: Giving Your Students Stock in the Rehearsal
Dennis Llinas, clinician
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase
Not Enough Time? Let CUT TIME Keep Your Music Program Organized in a Disorganized World
Presented by CUT TIME - A Service of J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Rehearsing the Middle School Orchestra: A Panel Discussion
Sandy Goldie, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Michael Alexander, clinician
Baylor University (Texas)
Rebecca MacLeod, clinician
University of North Carolina (Greensboro)
Angela Ammerman, clinician
George Mason University (Virginia)
Margaret Priester Selby, clinician
Laing Middle School (South Carolina)
Anne Marie Patterson, clinician
Charles County Schools (Maryland)
Seth Gamba, clinician
Elkins Pointe Middle School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Relationships that Resonate: Creating a Culture of Leadership and Inclusion through United Sound
Julie Duty, clinician
United Sound
Jerrell Horton, clinician
Vestavia Hills High School (Alabama)
Ann Smith, clinician
Plano East Senior High School (Texas)
Michael Hall, clinician
Tempe High School (Arizona)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
The Ten Commandments for Conductors
Paul Popiel, clinician
University of Kansas (Lawrence)
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Tips and Tools for Using Technology to Provide Private Lessons to Instrumental Students and Teaching Experience to Pre-Service Music Educators
Kathleen Melago, clinician
Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania)
Jonathan Helmick, clinician
Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W181
 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Cultivating a Uniform Clarinet Section Sound
Senior Master Sergeant J. Blake Arrington, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, DC)
Meeting Room W193
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Bassoon Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Worzbyt, clinician
Indiana University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W182
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carmel High School Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Chen, Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, Margaret Hite, conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Advocacy: Friend or Foe for Instrumental Music Teachers
Mary Wagner, clinician
Fairfax Arts Coalition for Education (Virginia)
Jenna Day, clinician
Day Violins (Virginia)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Embracing the Traditional and the Emerging: A Win-Win for Ensembles, for Music Education, and for All Students
Keith Kaiser, clinician
Ithaca College (New York)
Matt Clauhs, clinician
Ithaca College (New York)
Meeting Room W181

Music Parents Session

Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
Open to any music parent attending the conference

Meeting Room W193

Clinic
No Squeaks, Just Beautiful Music: The Clarinet
Beth Fabrizio, clinician
Village Elementary School (New York)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Practical Violin Acoustics for String Players: What Every String Player Should Know About Their Instrument, Bow and Strings
Fan-Chia Tao, clinician
D'Addario (New York)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase
Implementing Technology with Ensembles: It's Easier Than You Think
Presented by MusicFirst
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Rescoring for the Small or Incomplete Band
Karen Gregg, clinician
Lyons Middle Senior High School (Colorado)
Kirk Vogel, clinician
Heath Junior High/Middle School (Colorado) - retired
Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Australia)
Patrick Brennan, director
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
The Magic of Singing with Your Band
Andrew Pease, clinician
Hartwick College (New York)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Two Three or Not Two Three? That is The Question. Essential Rhythms of Afro-Cuban Based Latin Jazz
Ruben P. Alvarez, clinician
Roosevelt University (Illinois)
Alejandro Cortés, clinician
Roosevelt University (Illinois)
Meeting Room W192
 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Verona Quartet
Verona Quartet, conductor(s)
following the performance a reception will be held for all Midwest orchestra directors and their guests. learn more
Ballroom W190
 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The United States Air Force Band
Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band
Charles "Chip" McNeill, Director
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The United States Air Force Band
Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Thursday, December 19
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Clinic
Saxophone Pedagogy from Day One
Kimberly Hernandez, clinician
Robinson Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Chat Room
How to Successfully Navigate Teacher Burnout and Finding Mentors
Cindy Lansford and Susan Scarborough, moderators
Meeting Room W193
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Ed W. Clark High School Chamber Orchestra
Chuck Cushinery & Eric Maine, conductors
Ballroom W190

Wando High School Symphonic Band
Bobby Lambert, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Creating a Foundation for Small School Band Programs
Brian Alber, clinician
University of Nebraska (Kearney)
Duane Bierman, clinician
University of Nebraska (Kearney)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Lessons with the Masters...Rehearsing the Jazz Band
Mary Jo Papich, clinician
Jazz Education Network
Roxanne Stevenson, clinician
Chicago State University (Illinois)
Jose Diaz, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Antonio Garcia, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - secretary
Roosevelt Griffin III, clinician
Griffin Institute of Performing Arts (Illinois)
Ellen Rowe, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W192

Product Showcase
Noteflight: Create, Teach, Share, Sell and Purchase Music Online
Presented by Noteflight, a Hal Leonard Company
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Reflections and Strategies to Increase Creativity and Musicianship in our Rehearsals
Joseph Parisi, clinician
University of Missouri (Kansas City)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
STRINGERSIZE: A String Workout and Technique Class for the Mind-body and Spirit!
Barry Green, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
VanderCook College of Music Philharmonic Orchestra (Illinois)
John-Rine Zabanel, director
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Techniques for Clear Communication from the Podium
Colonel Don Schofield, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, DC)
Ballroom W183

Clinic
The Great Divide: Making the Percussionists' Middle School Years Count
Eric Rath, clinician
Canyon Junior High School (Texas)
Ralph Hicks, clinician
Mitchell Intermediate School (Texas)
Naperville Central High School Percussion Ensembles (Illinois)
Brandon Estes, director
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
They Have Noisemakers! Classroom Management for Music Educators
Angela Ammerman, clinician
University of Tennessee (Martin)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Who Are We Reaching, Who Are We Teaching
Jason Walsh, clinician
Metro Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W181
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8th Annual Midwest Clinic High School Institute
Only available to those students that have registered in advance
Meeting Room W176

Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Chat Room
Practical Strategies for Balancing Pedagogy and Performance in the String Classroom
Bob Phillips, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Clinic
Bassoon Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Worzbyt, clinician
Indiana University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W182
 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Killian Middle School Honors Band
Rob Chilton, conductor
Claire Pittman, associate conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

LaVilla School of the Arts Ashley Street Jazz Band
Christopher S. Banks, Director
Ballroom W196
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Celebrating 50 Years of Women Conductors: Our Trailblazers, the Present, the Future
Barbara Lambrecht, clinician
University of Texas (El Paso)
Gladys Stone Wright, clinician
Women Band Directors International (WBDI)
Susan D. Creasap, clinician
Morehead State University (Kentucky)
Virginia Allen, clinician
The Juilliard School (New York)
Catherine Rand, clinician
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg)
Courtney Snyder, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Communicating With Your Administrators: How To Talk So Principals Will Listen
Rick Ghinelli, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc. (Indiana)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
From Technique to Artistry: The Next Step for the Ensemble Director
Cheldon Williams, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
In-Tone and In-Tune: Improving Your Low Brass Sound From Beginning Band Through High School
Justin Cook, clinician
University of Central Arkansas (Conway)
Dr. Ryan Robinson, clinician
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase
Music Theory for Performance Programs - Bring Your Own Device and See!
Presented by Breezin' Thru Inc.
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Teaching from the Podium: Combining Artistry and Pedagogy
Rebecca MacLeod, clinician
University of North Carolina (Greensboro)
Kevin Geraldi, clinician
University of North Carolina (Greensboro)
Charleston County School of the Arts Symphony String Orchestra (South Carolina)
Christopher Selby, director
Meeting Room W184

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
Whatever It Takes: Building a Successful Music Program in a Title I School
Sarah Moulder, clinician
Central Middle/Arroyo Upper Elementary Schools (California)
Meeting Room W186
 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute

H. Robert Reynolds, clinician

Jerry F. Junkin, clinician

The University of Texas Chamber Winds (Austin)

Open for observation to any conference attendee

Meeting Room W178
 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Chat Room

Music=Hope
Ryan Anthony, moderator

Meeting Room W193
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Clinic
Flute Pedagogy from Day One
Helen Blackburn, clinician
West Texas A&M University (Canyon)
Meeting Room W182
 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Chat Room
Quality Over Quantity: The Advantages of Teaching Band in Small Rural Schools
Jessica Holt and Stephen Cox, moderators
Meeting Room W193
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eleanor Roosevelt High School Chamber Ensembles
Rachel Zephir, Director
Ballroom W183

Westwood High School Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Thompson & Thomas Turpin, conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Winston Churchill High School Percussion Ensemble
Colton Bean, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
"What's Your Secret" - Strategies and Methods for Beginning Band Recruitment
James Colombo, clinician
L.J. Hauser Junior High School (Illinois)
Brad Meyer, clinician
L.J. Hauser Junior High School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Go Play Outside! A Contextual Discussion on the Benefits, Drawbacks, and Stigmas Associated with Outdoor Brass Playing
Mike Martin, clinician
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Freddy Martin, clinician
Westminster Schools (Georgia)
Chris Martin, clinician
New York Philharmonic
Drew Dickey, clinician
South Carolina School of the Arts (Anderson)
Kevin LeBoeuf, clinician
The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps
The Cavaliers Brass Ensemble (Illinois)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Music Is Essential: Creating a Compelling Narrative about the Value of Music Education
William Jastrow, clinician
Indian Prairie School District 204 (Illinois) - retired
Charles "Chip" Staley, clinician
ARTSpeaks (Illinois)
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase
Get Your Time Back with Charms
Presented by Charms, a Vanco Company
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Swing, Swang, Swung on the Drums
Sherrie Maricle, clinician
The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Meeting Room W192

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Teaching Through Poverty: Removing the Barriers for Participation and Performance
Matt McCready, clinician
Union Public Schools (Oklahoma)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The Band (Orchestra) Director is Your Friend: Strategies for Building a Comprehensive Instrumental Music Department
Krissi Davis, clinician
Grady High School (Georgia)
Gregory Denson, clinician
East Cobb Middle School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
What The Heck Is Music Tech...And Now I Have to Teach It?
Tyler Ehrlich, clinician
Centennial High School (Georgia)
Brooke VanKempen, clinician
Dacula High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W181
 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Chat Room
A Conversation with Wayne Bergeron: Reaching the HIGHEST Levels of Success by Building Practical Skills
Wayne Bergeron, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Clinic
Percussion Pedagogy from Day One
Flournoy Humphreys, clinician

Meeting Room W182
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Wind Ensemble
Jarrett Lipman, conductor
Alan Sharps, associate conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Christopher Dorsey, Director
Ballroom W196

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Changing Classroom Management Struggles Into Successful Results
Jon Gomez, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc. (Indiana)
Meeting Room W185

Product Showcase
Beyond the Back of the Room! Developing Reliable Percussionists in Their Early Years
Presented by TAPSPACE
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Progressive Bassics
Terence Guerrero, clinician
Midway Independent School District (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
The Value of Giving Your Heart to a Small Program
Ed Kiefer, clinician

Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Woodwind Troubleshooting: Proactive Problem Solving
Charles West, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Yes You Can - The Band Director's Guide to Teaching Choirs
Derrick Fox, clinician
University of Nebraska (Omaha)
Meeting Room W179
 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Orchestra New Music Reading Session
Meeting Room W184
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic
Clarinet Pedagogy from Day One
Andrew Weak, clinician
Apollo Junior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3

Music Parents Session

Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator

Open to any music parent attending the conference

Meeting Room W193
 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute

H. Robert Reynolds, clinician

Jerry F. Junkin, clinician

The University of Texas Chamber Winds (Austin)

Open for observation to any conference attendee

Meeting Room W178
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Mystery of the Clarinet High Notes
Meghan Cabral, clinician
Carmel Central School District (New York)
Meeting Room W193
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Louisville Winds
Nan Moore, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Lynbrook High School Chamber Orchestra
Mike Pakaluk, Director
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Concept-Based Big Band Rehearsal with Improvisation
Christopher Dorsey, clinician
Dillard Center for the Arts (Florida)
Meeting Room W192

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
Diversity in Music Education: Why Should We Care?
John Southall, clinician
Indian River State College (Florida)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
How and Why to Include Improvisation in Your String Orchestra
Edgar Gabriel, clinician
Elmhurst College (Illinois)
Meeting Room W182

Clinic
IT IS BETTER TO ILLUMINATE THAN TO SHINE: A Credo for All Teachers and Conductors
Frank Battisti, clinician
New England Conservatory (Massachusetts) - conductor emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
No Oboes? No Problem! Finding Artistic and Accessible Mixed Wind Chamber Repertoire for Grade IV and Below
Luke Johnson, clinician
MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kansas)
Langston Hemenway, clinician
William Jewell College (Missouri)
Cassandra Bechard, clinician
University of Dubuque (Iowa)
Melanie Brooks, clinician
Winona State University (Minnesota)
Aaron Perrine, clinician
Kevin Walczyk, clinician
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase
Making Music Matter
Presented by Manhattan Beach Music
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Corey Graves, clinician
Roma Middle School (Texas)
Robert T. Herrings, III, clinician
Artie Henry Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
The Composer Tells Us the Balance
Chris Chapman, clinician
Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant)

Evanston Township High School Wind Symphony (Illinois)
Matthew P. Bufis, director

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Using YouTube to Enhance Student Development
Christopher Bill, clinician

Meeting Room W186
 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Score Study for Directors on the Geaux: A Quick/Systematic Approach to Score Learning
Kelvin Jones, clinician
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge)
Meeting Room W193
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic
Oboe Pedagogy from Day One
Carol Zeisler, clinician
Old Dominion University (Virginia)
Meeting Room W182
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cedar Park Middle School Symphonic Band
Britni Dunn, conductor
Jason Brown, Kyle Norris, and Roland Chavez, assistant conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Chat Room

Community Bands: Serving the Needs and Voids in the Community
Gary Smith, moderator

Meeting Room W193
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Timber Creek High School Saxophone Ensemble
Daniel Malacon, director
José Barrientos, assistant director
Ballroom W190

Waxahachie High School Jazz Orchestra
Rich Armstrong, director
Reggie Cook, assistant director
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Alphabet Soup - LGBTQ+ - An Open and Honest Discussion on the Topic for the Music Teacher
David McBee, clinician
Lesbian and Gay Band Association (Washington, DC)
Anthony Oakley, clinician
Capital Pride Symphonic Band (Washington, DC)
David Triplett-Rosa, clinician
Barrington Middle School (Florida)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Do You Hear What I Feel? Uncovering Instructional Pathways Leading Toward Increased Expressiveness
Erin Cole-Steele, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Hal Leonard Corporation
F. David Romines, clinician
Marywood University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Finding the 'IT'; Characteristics of Effective Music Ensemble Conductors
Charles Weise, clinician
South View Middle School (Minnesota)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
It's Possible! How to Achieve More Effective Work-Life Balance Using The Getting Things Done® (GTD®) Methodology
Robert Mecozzi, clinician
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Percussion Methods 102: Revisited
Dave Gerhart, clinician
Yamaha Corporation of America
Meeting Room W186

Product Showcase
The Musical Legacy of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra
Presented by Edition Peters
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Rehearsal Lab - Small School High School Band
Richard Saucedo, clinician

Charleston High School Band (Arkansas)
Jessica Holt and Joshua Uhrich, directors
Ballroom W183

Clinic
The Real Goal—Playing Expressively: Teaching Musical Expressiveness in the School Orchestra
Robert Gillespie, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)

Charleston County School of the Arts Symphony String Orchestra (South Carolina)
Christopher Selby, director

Meeting Room W184
 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. Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - High School Orchestra
Bill Bitter, clinician
Highland High School (Arizona)
Carl Sandburg High School Symphonic Strings (Illinois)
Linda Veleckis Nussbaum, director
Meeting Room W184
 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Boston Brass
Boston Brass, conductor(s)
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The United States Navy Band Commodores
MUCS William C. Mulligan, director
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Hikarigaoka Girls' High School Wind Orchestra
Kentaro Hino, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Friday, December 20
 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
Alexander Kaminsky, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Clinic
Clarinet Pedagogy from Day One
Andrew Weak, clinician
Apollo Junior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Chat Room
NAfME: Outcomes & Action Steps with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Current State Study – A Discussion on the Research
Martha O'Neill and Kathleen Sanz, moderators
Meeting Room W193
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Rancho High School Clarinet Choir
Clinton L. Williams, director
Ballroom W190

Youth Performing Arts School Philharmonia
Dan Whisler, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
"Sight-Reading Success, Guaranteed! #yougotthis"
Pamela Towry, clinician
Cimarron Municipal Schools (New Mexico) - retired
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Be HIPP in the Classroom: Historically Informed Performance Practice Made Easy
Ryan Ross, clinician
Plano West Senior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
How to Get 'Em, How to Keep 'Em: Creating a Culture of Exclusivity and Excellence
MJ Robinson, clinician
Alston Middle School (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
In Search of Sound: Donald Hunsberger
Reed Chamberlin, clinician
University of Nevada (Reno)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Once More with Feeling: The Music Really Matters
Richard Floyd, clinician
University Interscholastic League (Texas) - director emeritus
Cheryl Floyd, clinician
Hill Country Middle School (Texas) - retired
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Playing JAZZ Is Easy
Jamey Aebersold, clinician

Meeting Room W192

Product Showcase
WindStars: Grow The Band Through Pre-Band
Presented by Nuvo Instrumental
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Project C: Chamber Music
Rachel Zephir, clinician
Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Maryland)
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Chamber Ensembles (Maryland)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
The Paperless Bandhall
Dean Surface, clinician
Trinity Springs Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187
 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2nd Annual Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute

H. Robert Reynolds, clinician

Jerry F. Junkin, clinician

The University of Texas Chamber Winds (Austin)

Open for observation to any conference attendee

Meeting Room W178
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Chat Room
Small Group Isolation in Band for Full Ensemble Results
Melodianne Mallow, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 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
Saxophone Pedagogy from Day One
Kimberly Hernandez, clinician
Robinson Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W182
 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Chat Room
Changing the Label: Economically Disadvantaged to Midwest Performing Ensemble - Strategies for Band in a Low-income & Diverse Setting
Christine Belle Cumberledge, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
An Interview with Julie Giroux
Julie Giroux, clinician
Composer/Conductor
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Beginning Instrumental Music Instruction with the End in Mind
Richard Grunow, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Building a Strong Band Program Using a Balanced Approach with Thoughtful Expectations
Jed Maus, clinician
Keller Middle School (Texas)
Chris Meredith, clinician
Shadow Ridge Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W185

Jazz New Music Reading Session

The United States Navy Band Commodores (Washington, D.C.)
MUCS William C. Mulligan, director
J. Richard Dunscomb, moderator
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

Ballroom W196

Clinic
Legacy of the March - Creating Rewarding Musical Experiences
Timothy Rhea, clinician
Texas A&M University (College Station)
Texas A&M University Wind Symphony (College Station)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Pre-K Literacy/Violin Program Preparing at Risk Children for School Success
Judy Evans, clinician
MusicScores! (Florida)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase
Who's Got Game? Teaching Music Theory With Engaging Games
Presented by Band Directors Talk Shop
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Special Education in the Large Ensemble: Successful Strategies for your Band and Orchestra
Julie Syperek, clinician
Lombard School District 44 (Illinois)
Maria Shea-Michiels, Ed.S., clinician
Lombard School District 44 (Illinois)
Danielle Slansky, clinician
Lombard School District 44 (Illinois)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
The Concert was Great! But What Did They Learn? Using Reflective Practice to Support Student Achievement
John Phillips, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Meeting Room W186
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. South Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Omar Estrella, Cassandra C. Sanchez, conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Legends

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Prairie Room - Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Clinic
Oboe Pedagogy from Day One
Carol Zeisler, clinician
Old Dominion University (Virginia)
Meeting Room W182
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Amador Valley High School Wind Ensemble I
Jonathan Grantham, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet
N/A, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Beyond Woodwind Class: Resources and Suggestions to Teaching Saxophone
Gail Levinsky, clinician
Susquehanna University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Characteristics of an Efficient Orchestra Rehearsal
Karel Butz, clinician
Beckendorff Junior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Classroom Management Solutions: Who Is In Charge of Your Rehearsal, You or Your Students?
Marc Dickey, clinician
California State University (Fullerton)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
If We Learn Like That, Why Do We Practice Like This?
Bob Duke, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Meeting Room W185

Product Showcase
Easily Assess Your Students on Any Device (Including Smartphones!)
Presented by MusicFirst
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Utilizing Technology to Develop Critical Listening Skills in the Instrumental Music Classroom
Natalie Steele Royston, clinician
Iowa State University (Ames)
Steven L Smyth, clinician
New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
Meeting Room W179
 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concert Band New Music Reading Session
Meeting Room W184
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Accessories Before The Act: How To Prevent Criminal Sounds Within Your Percussion Section
Tommy Dobbs, clinician
University of Arkansas (Fort Smith)
Meeting Room W193

Clinic
Bassoon Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Worzbyt, clinician
Indiana University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W182
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One
Lee Hicks, director
Ballroom W196

Grand Symphonic Winds
Matthew George, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Ronald Reagan High School Chamber Orchestra
Sixto Elizondo IV, Director
Ballroom W183

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Cracking the Code: Demystifying Score Study for the Young Teacher
Brett Richardson, clinician
University of the Incarnate Word (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Integrating Chamber Music Techniques Into Your Large Ensembles
Pure Winds, clinician

Colton Wansitler, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Natalie Law, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Dominic Hayes, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Nick Schumacher, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Andrea Silverio, clinician
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Music Administration: Embracing Leadership/Building the Team
John Clinton, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - vice president
Meeting Room W186

Open Rehearsal with H. Robert Reynolds

The University of Texas Chamber Winds (Austin)

Meeting Room W178

Product Showcase
Technology + Method Books: 1 + 1 = 3
Presented by MakeMusic
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Teaching Deliberate Practice: The Missing Fundamental
Chris Grifa, clinician
Clay Middle School (Indiana)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Tough Times Don't Last, But Tough People Do. Surviving Real Life While Teaching Music, Too!
Jessica Thomas, clinician
East Paulding Middle School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W187
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Podcast Pedagogy: Band Wisdom from 125 Composers, Conductors, and Performers
Mark Connor, clinician
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School (Missouri)
Meeting Room W193
 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chat Room
Teaching Students with Disabilities: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Ensemble Directors
Rhoda Bernard, moderator
Meeting Room W193
 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Clinic
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Sherrie Maricle
Sherrie Maricle, clinician
The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Frank Alkyer, moderator
Meeting Room W192
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic
Percussion Pedagogy from Day One
Flournoy Humphreys, clinician

Meeting Room W182
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Grisham Middle School Honors Band
Liz Love & Jay Hagy, conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Building a Collaborative Environment Between Student Teacher and Supervising Teacher
Shawn Morton, clinician
Duluth High School (Georgia)
David Metrio, clinician
Lanier High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Culture by Design: Building Community and Sense of Purpose in the Large Ensemble
Christopher Marra, clinician
Seton Hill University (Pennsylvania)
Jonathan R. Grantham, clinician
Amador Valley High School (California)
Jessica C. Vaughan-Marra, clinician
Seton Hill University (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Improvisation in Your Ensemble…Yes You Can!
Alyssa Grey, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)
Meeting Room W179

Product Showcase
Learn How the New Yamaha Digital Lab System Will Transform Your Classroom Piano Experience
Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Orchestra
Catherine Hudnall, clinician
Brookwood High School (Georgia)

Grove Junior High School 8th Grade Orchestra (Illinois)
Carolyn Berger, director

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Rewired
Boston Brass, clinician

Meeting Room W178

Clinic
String Lab: Experiment-Based Classroom Teaching
Lisa Burrell, clinician
Lone Star College (Texas)
Creston Herron, clinician
Klein High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
Success with Less: Developing Successful Programs in an Urban School Environment
Brice Evans, clinician
Little Rock Central High School (Arkansas)
Ollie Liddell, clinician
Memphis Central High School (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W181
 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chat Room

Practice Strategies to Use in the Orchestra Classroom
Thomas Chen, moderator

Meeting Room W193
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Flute Pedagogy from Day One
Helen Blackburn, clinician
West Texas A&M University (Canyon)
Meeting Room W182
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Garcia Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Frances Weberpal & Giovanni Fuentes, conductors
Ballroom W183
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. National Taipei University of Education Symphonic Band
Ching-Chun Lin, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375E

New Chicago Brass
Amy Krueger, Director
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Chamber Music: The Why and How
Greg White, clinician
Ronald Reagan High School (Texas)
Dan Gelok, clinician
University of Houston (Texas)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Conducting and Teaching: Empowering Student Musicianship
Matthew McInturf, clinician
Sam Houston State University (Texas)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Everything You Wish You Remembered From Percussion Methods
Marja Kerney, clinician
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
How to Avoid and Fix Common Bad Habits on the Oboe
Heather Winters, clinician
Applied Teacher (Illinois)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Keeping Them Moving in the Summer: Designing A Successful Summer Camp for Your Students
Brian Cole, clinician
Morehead Area Public Schools (Minnesota)
Tanner Otto, clinician
Sycamore Community Schools (Ohio)
Meeting Room W187

Product Showcase
Band and Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo
Presented by D'Addario
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Program Notes Podcast Live: A Practical Guide for Novice Directors
John Denis, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
Meeting Room W181
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Temple University Jazz Band
Terell Stafford, Director
Ballroom W196
 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Chat Room
Building Strong Relationships to Open Doors and Create Futures
Trent Cooper and Chase Giddings, moderators
Meeting Room W193
 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Clements High School Symphonic Band
Daniel Galloway, conductor
Jeff Johnson, Leslie Flynn, and Bryan Waites, assistant conductors
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Saturday, December 21
 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Baptist College of Ministry Concert Chamber Strings
Elizabeth Zempel, Director
Ballroom W183
 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Celebrating Chicago Jazz Education Festival

Featuring outstanding high school jazz organizations from the Chicago Public Schools
Thomas Kelly College Preparatory Jazz Ensemble
Michael McCain, Carl Kennedy, and Matt Smalligan, directors

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior College Preparatory Jazz Orchestra
Benjamin Washington, director

Chip McNeill, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Meeting Room W184
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Players from the University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Jerry F. Junkin, conductor
H. Robert Reynolds, guest conductor
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Success with Daily Ear Training and Singing in Orchestra
Christopher Mustell, clinician
Cypress Ridge High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W181
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Osakan Philharmonic Winds
Tomo Matsuo, conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.