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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. Welcome Coffee with The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors

Complimentary for all attendees.

Sponsored by CCIS Travel, Inc. and The Midwest Clinic

Skyline Ballroom W375 Foyer
 8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Brass Band of Battle Creek
Michael J. Garasi, director
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3

Practice, Performance, and Assessment with Music First

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by MusicFirst

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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. Chat Room

The Focused Rehearsal: Tips for Creating a Climate of Respect

Frank Troyka, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Plano Senior High School Chamber Orchestra
Brian Coatney & Chris Tran, conductors
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence
Miranda George, clinician
University of Texas (Arlington)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
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

Madison Elementary School & McKinley Elementary School Band (Illinois)

Mario Moody & Nyle Taylor, directors

Meeting Room W184

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Lighting a Fire in Kids: Harnessing Intrinsic Motivation, Cultivating Curiosity, and Creating Connections
Chris Gleason, clinician
Patrick Marsh Middle School (Wisconsin)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Sound Innovations! A Complete Curriculum for Band

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Alfred Music

F1 Exhibit Hall

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Survival of the Fittest: The Small School Band Director
Donny Longest, clinician
Konawa High School (Oklahoma) - retired
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W179
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Gulliver Academy Jazz Ensemble
Robert Keating, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

Lamar Middle School & Fine Arts Academy Symphonic Winds
James Hairston, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chat Room

So You Want to be an Administrator

Rick Ghinelli, moderator

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room - L.E.A.D. Initiative

“Relate Before You Educate!” Know The Culture of Your Students

Jose Diaz, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Never Sell a Product Again

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Snap-Raise

F1 Exhibit Hall
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Alabama Winds
Randall Coleman, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W183

Youth Performing Arts School Percussion Ensemble
Jason Gregory, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Habits of a Significant Band Director
Scott Rush, clinician
Dorchester School District Two (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Listen with Your Eyes: Identifying the Physical Roadblocks Behind Common Musical Issues
Josh Byrd, clinician
University of West Georgia (Carrollton)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
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

Meeting Room W184

Clinic - L.E.A.D. INITIATIVE
Teaching Musicianship Through Fundamentals- Keys to Sustained Success in Title I Schools
Shane Goforth, clinician
North Shore Senior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Top 10 Effective Teaching Techniques to Help Create a Winning Flute/Piccolo Section
Tracy Harris, clinician
College of the Sequoias (California)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W186
 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat Room

“String Crossings” Throughout the Orchestra Program: Strategies and Ideas on Retaining & Recruiting Middle School Orchestra Students to the High School Program

Soo Han and Joel Powell, moderators

Meeting Room W180
 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Financial Planning for the Music Educator

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hill Country Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Horvitz, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Kell High School Wind Ensemble
David Roth, conductor

Taylor Watts, associate conductor

Concert Program


Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Enhancing the Ensemble Experience Using Composer Skype Sessions
Scott Watson, clinician
Parkland School District (Pennsylvania)
Jenny L. Neff, clinician
Bala Cynwyd Middle School (Pennsylvania)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Meaningful Middle School Band Rehearsals
Marguerite Wilder, clinician

Kevin Boyle, clinician
Creekland Middle School (Georgia)
Jeff Scott, clinician
Cario Middle School (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
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)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W184

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

Gulliver Academy Jazz Ensemble (Florida)

Robert Keating, director

Meeting Room W192
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Developing Quality Breathing Daily: Incorporating LungTrainers into Band Rehearsals

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Lung Trainers, LLC

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 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
Meeting Room W180
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Blackburn High School Symphonic Band
Jemima Bunn, conductor
Concert Program
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

Concert Program


Ballroom W190

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Complete Pedagogical Concepts for Low Brass Performance
Daniel Perantoni, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
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)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?!? How Emotion and Attention Impact our Rehearsals
Shawn Vondran, clinician
Northwestern University (Evanston)
Meeting Room W179

Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall
 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. University of Missouri-St. Louis Jazz Ensemble
Jim Widner, director
Concert Program
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)
Meeting Room W180
 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. A Teacher's Guide to a Happier TUBA Section

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

 Presented by Miraphone eG

F1 Exhibit Hall
 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Open to any music parent attending the conference.

Meeting Room W181

Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Rhythm Reading Routines
Rhonda Rhodes, clinician
Dixie State University (Utah)
Meeting Room W180
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic - L.E.A.D. 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)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
How to Have a Fabulous Horn Section at All Levels
Richard Lambrecht, clinician
University of Texas (El Paso)
UTEP Horn Choir (Texas)
Ballroom W183

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Percussion Accessories: Musical Instruments or Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Neil Grover, clinician
Grover Pro Percussion (Massachusetts)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Sequential Vibrato Instruction in the String Classroom
Jeremy Woolstenhulme, clinician
Hyde Park Middle School (Nevada)
Hyde Park Middle School Orchestra (Nevada)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
The Complete Drum Set Player – Well-Rounded from the Start
Gregg Bissonette, clinician
Ringo Starr's All-Star Band
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Saxophone Section
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, clinician
Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg)
Meeting Room W186
 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
An Innovative Approach for Including Special Education Students in the Instrumental Ensemble
Julie Duty, clinician
United Sound (Arizona)
Meeting Room W180
 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Cedar Park Winds
Christopher Yee, conductor

Jeremy Spicer and Jonathan Villela, associate conductors

Concert Program


Skyline Ballroom W375E
 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Bishop Carroll High School Virtuosi Strings
Christina Visy, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. DOC SEVERINSEN IN CONCERT

Vanessa Thomas, vocalist

Stockton Helbing, percussion

Elmhurst College Big Band (Illinois)

Doug Beach, director

Concert Program

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

Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception

The Midwest Clinic: Celebrating Musical Excellence Through Diversity

Complimentary reception open to any conference attendee.

Learn more

Skyline Ballroom W375 Foyer

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Thursday, December 21
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Clinic
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 with JC and the Redemption (Illinois)
Meeting Room W192
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Chat Room

Doing It All While Being Everything

Heath & Christine Wolf, moderators

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room

Repertoire Selection: The Cornerstone of our Curriculcum

James F. Keene, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Atholton High School String Orchestra
James Woomert, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

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

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

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
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Assessment Technologies and Strategies for the Instrumental Music Classroom
Chad Criswell, clinician
Southeast Polk Community School District (Iowa)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
S.M.A.L.L. Band Programs: Strategies for Success
Brandon Robinson, clinician
Wake Forest University (North Carolina)
David Robinson, clinician
McMurry University (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
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

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
You Want Me to Teach WHAT?!
Robert Sinclair, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
Meeting Room W179
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Chat Room

What Does a Composer Deem to be a Successful Performance?

Brian Balmages, moderator

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room

Yes, You CAN Have it All. A Blueprint for Developing a Comprehensive Band Program

Alfred L. Watkins, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. It's Basic! Music Theory and History for Strings

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Neil A. Kjos Music Company

F1 Exhibit Hall
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6th Annual Midwest Clinic High School Institute
Students must be registered for this event to attend. To learn more and register click here

Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I
Brian Peter, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Chat Room

Intentionally Inclusive: A Collaborative Approach to Special Education Students and Instrumental Ensembles

Julie Duty, moderator

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room

Selecting Appropriate Literature for High School Band

Randy Greenwell, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hyde Park Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Jeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W183
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Bullseye! Making the Rehearsal the Center of Your Musical Life
Cormac Cannon, clinician
University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOL INITIATIVE
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, Jett Lowrance, and Juan Hernandez, directors

Meeting Room W184

Flexible Storage Solutions for Music Programs

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Wenger Corporation

F1 Exhibit Hall

Clinic
Fueling Creativity: Reaching All Learners Through the Arts
Carole Mason, clinician
Klein Independent School District (Texas)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Grade Thrive: Differentiation and Inspiration Through Programming
Carl Holmquist, clinician
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program (Virginia)
Timothy Mahr, clinician
St. Olaf College (Minnesota)
Stephanie Scheibe, clinician
Wabasha-Kellogg Public School (Minnesota)
Reid Wixson, clinician
Southwest High School (Minnesota)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
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)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W186
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chat Room

Q & A with Composer John Mackey

John Mackey, moderator

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room - L.E.A.D. Initiative

Maintaining Excellence in a Hurricane of Challenges

Shane Goforth, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chat Room

Commitment to a Community

James Seda, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Crowdsource Fundraising with DonorsChoose.org

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Woodwind & Brasswind

F1 Exhibit Hall
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chat Room - L.E.A.D. Initiative

Working in an Urban Band Setting: Things to Talk About

Shelby Chipman, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. T.A. Howard Middle School Honor Band
Nathaniel Neugent, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Saving Thousand$ with Maintenance Your Students Can Do
David Fedderly, clinician
Baltimore Brass Co. (Maryland)
Sally Wagner, clinician
Baltimore Brass Co. (Maryland)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Shining a Light on Urban Music Education
Nola Jones, clinician
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W179
 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Virginia Wind Symphony
Dennis Zeisler, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Orchestra New Music Reading Session

Chicagoland Educator Orchestra (Illinois)

Bryan Miller, conductor

Leyden Schools (Illinois)

Frank Lestina, moderator

Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) -ret.

Reading Session Program

Meeting Room W184
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room

Small School Band CAN Compete with the Big Boys

Stan Mauldin, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Blackburn High School Senior Jazz Orchestra
Andy O'Connell, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

Beyond the Repertoire: Round Out Your Performance Program with Fun, Time Saving Theory & Composition

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Breezin' Thru, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UTEP Horn Choir
Richard Lambrecht, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Careers Through Music
David R. Sears, clinician
The GRAMMY Museum Foundation (California)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W187

Notation Tools to Engage Your Students

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by MakeMusic, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W186

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

North Shore Senior High School Wind Ensemble (Texas)

Shane Goforth, director

Meeting Room W184

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Why We Do What We Do: Creating Memorable Masterpieces in a World of Stick Figures
Joel Denton, clinician
Ooltewah High School (Tennessee)
Meeting Room W179
 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clinic
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Doc Severinsen
Doc Severinsen, clinician

Meeting Room W192
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music Parents Session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference.
Meeting Room W180
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3

Noteflight Learn for Composition, Recording and Assessments

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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
Meeting Room W180
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Riverwatch Middle School Symphonic Band
Matt Koperniak, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The University of Texas Butler School of Music Saxophone Ensemble
Stephen C. Page, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

Clinic
“Herding the Cats”: Reflecting Your Priorities as you Teach Jazz Improvisation
Antonio García, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Buzzing Betters the Band
Michael Grose, clinician
University of Oregon (Eugene)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Creating a Culture of Excellence in Your 2nd and 3rd Bands
Bryn Roberts, clinician
Reedy High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

How to Choose the Right Mouthpiece

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by JodyJazz, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall

Clinic
Kaleidoscopic Listening: Resonating with Music's Waves of Influence
Eugene Corporon, clinician
University of North Texas (Denton)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Mindset for Music
Thomas Hooten, clinician
Los Angeles Philharmonic (California)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
The Artistry of the March
Loras Schissel, clinician
Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)

Virginia Wind Symphony (Norfolk)

Dennis Zeisler, director

Ballroom W183
 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Martin High School Symphony Orchestra
Jamie Ovalle, conductor

Michael Stringer, Brad McCann, Samuel Branch, and Caitlin Ravkind, conductors

Concert Program


Skyline Ballroom W375E
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Getting Great Clarinet and Saxophone Sound from the First Day

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Sponsored by Vandoren Reeds & Mouthpieces presented by DANSR, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 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)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Common Pitfalls of Teaching Oboe Students
Briana Tarby, clinician
The United States Coast Guard Band (Connecticut)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Music Advocacy - Moving from Survival to Vision
John Benham, clinician
John Benham & Associates
Meeting Room W185

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

Glenbard West High School Honor String Orchestra (Illinois)

William Ortega, conductor

Meeting Room W184

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

Glenn Westlake Middle School Band (Illinois)

Nicholas Martin, director

Ballroom W183

Clinic - L.E.A.D. INITIATIVE
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)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Typical Musical and Marching Problems and Solutions for the Modern Marching Band
Gary Smith, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) -professor emeritus
Meeting Room W186
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 1
J B Scott, director
Concert Program
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)
Meeting Room W180
 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
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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

Wheaton Municipal Band
Bruce Moss, conductor
Concert Program
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

Concert Program


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)
Meeting Room W180
 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Arbor Creek Middle School Honors Band
Rylon Guidry, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 'Iolani' School Orchestra
Katharine Hafner, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W183

Vandegrift High School Percussion Ensemble
Joe Hobbs, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

Clinic - L.E.A.D. INITIATIVE
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)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Rehearsing Your Way Through the National Core Music Standards
Sarah Labovitz, clinician
Arkansas State University (Jonesboro)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Successful Lead and Section Playing for Brass Players
Mike Vax, clinician
Leader of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
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

Meeting Room W184
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Improving Music Literacy and Sightreading Skills via Assessment: WIN/WIN
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Presented by C.L. Barnhouse Company

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Durable and Affordable Plastic Instruments for Schools and More!

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Woodwind & Brasswind

F1 Exhibit Hall
 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)
Meeting Room W180
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Conductor as Prism
James Jordan, clinician
Westminster Choir College (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - L.E.A.D. INITIATIVE
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)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
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
Meeting Room W186

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

Reading Session Program

Ballroom W196

Clinic
Strategic Boosters: How to Thrive, Not Survive!
David Vandewalker, clinician
Fulton County Schools (Georgia)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
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)

Michael Pote and Kyle Young, directors

Meeting Room W184
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Green Valley High School Symphonic Strings
Shelly Burger, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Wylie High School Wind Symphony
Todd Dixon, conductor
Concert Program
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.
Meeting Room W180
 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Turbocharge Student Practice and Results with SmartMusic

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by MakeMusic, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room

Why We Do What We Do, and How to Do It Better

H. Robert Reynolds, moderator

Meeting Room W180

Chat Room

Advocacy: Do We Need to Beat Our Own Drum?

Tom Bracy, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Carmel Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Joel Powell, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fillmore Wind Band
Jim Daughters, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W183

Clinic
An Interview with Richard C. Crain
Richard C. Crain, clinician
The Midwest Clinic (Illinois)
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
Meeting Room W185

Financial Planning for the Music Educator

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

F1 Exhibit Hall

Clinic
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 Trombone Choir and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble (Urbana-Champaign)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Practical Score Study for the Busy Band Director
Lawrence Stoffel, clinician
California State University (Northridge)
Meeting Room W186
 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

Reading Session Program

Meeting Room W184
 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat Room

Building and Earning Community Support for Your Band Program

John Cisetti, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presenting the Expressive Orchestra Curriculum

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Tempo Press

F1 Exhibit Hall
 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Chat Room

Some Things I Believe

Craig Kirchhoff, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Mount Si High School Jazz Ensemble
Matthew Wenman & William Leather, directors
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

North Shore Senior High School Wind Ensemble
Shane Goforth, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Pioneer High School Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Glawe, Reid Smith, & David Leach, conductors
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Athletes and the Arts – A Unique National Initiative to Enhance Performing Artist Health and Performance
Randall Dick, clinician
Health and Safety Sports Consultants, LLC (Indiana)
Serena Weren, clinician
Loyola University (New Orleans)
Meeting Room W187

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

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

Suzanne K. Reed and Basil J. Kerr, directors

Meeting Room W179

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
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)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The First Four Weeks: Successfully Starting Your Beginners
Kelley Gossler, clinician
Lincoln Park High School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W181
 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Chat Room - Small Schools Initiative

B.L.T. - Band Leadership Training: A Way to Add Student 'Staff' to Assist Directors in Small School Settings

Rebecca Warren, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sound Innovations! A Complete Curriculum for Orchestra

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Presented by Alfred Music

F1 Exhibit Hall
 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chat Room

Middle School Band: Setting Your Program Up for Success

John Benzer, moderator

Meeting Room W180
 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Creekwood Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Ariel Gammons, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sichuan Conservatory of Music Band
Lee Tian Tee, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W183

Clinic
Every Community Should Have a New Horizons Band and Orchestra
Roy Ernst, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York) -professor emeritus
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Not Tuned at the Factory: Helping Your Students Become Self-Correcting Intonation Machines
Steve Smith, clinician
Hal Leonard Corporation (Wisconsin)
Meeting Room W185

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

Hubble Middle School Orchestra (Illinois)

Deborah Schmaltz, conductor

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Teach Guitar? What Do I Do and HOW Can I Do it SUCCESSFULLY?
James Yancey, clinician
Maryvale High School (Arizona)
Maryvale High School Touring Guitar Ensemble (Arizona)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Underrepresentation of African American Males in Music Education: Does Diversity Matter?
Adrian Davis, clinician
Roosevelt High School (Minnesota)
Meeting Room W187
 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 (California)

Brian Peter, director

Meeting Room W192
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chat Room

BAND - Don't Reinvent the Wheel. Developing Individual Musicians & Ensemble

Robert Herrings III & Corey Graves, moderators

Meeting Room W180
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic
Teaching Intonation Creatively for String Orchestra
Kirk Moss, clinician
University of Northwestern (St. Paul)

Pioneer High School Orchestra (Michigan)

Jonathan Glawe, conductor

Meeting Room W184
 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. The United States Coast Guard Band
LCDR Adam R. Williamson, conductor

CWO4 Richard Wyman, assistant conductor

Concert Program


Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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

Simon Zerpa, assistant conductor

Concert Program


Ballroom W190
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Double Bass Master Class
Alexander Hanna, clinician
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Growing Your Community Jazz Band
Samuel Hankins, clinician
South Suburban College (Illinois)

South Suburban College Jazz Orchestra (Illinois)

Meeting Room W184

Clinic
The Music-Driven Life: An Exploration of the 'Life-Long' Learner Phenomenon
LCDR Adam R. Williamson, clinician
The United States Coast Guard Band (Connecticut)
H. Robert Reynolds, clinician
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
Ballroom W183
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hiroshima Wind Orchestra
Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.