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Schedule of Events - 2016


The Midwest Clinic has developed and grown into a phenomenal international get-together, and it’s easy to lose track of important and significant happenings during this stellar music education event. Use this handy day-by-day schedule of events to keep track of everything you want to see, from individual clinics to orchestra events. The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic only happens once a year, so make the most of your time with us!
Tuesday, December 13
 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration

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Wednesday, December 14
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Chamber Ensembles
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chat Room
Making Music Matter
Frank Ticheli
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Chat Room
Meet the 2016 Midwest Clinic Performing Ensemble Directors
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
“Hai!”: Practical Application of Japanese Band Methods in Urban Schools
Benjamin Das, clinician
Pritzker College Prep (Illinois)
Pritzker College Prep Wind Ensemble (Illinois)
Benjamin Das, Brian Pauloff, and Phil Storberg, directors
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Composing and Arranging with Web-Based Tools in the Band Classroom
Nick Conner, clinician
Fairview South School (Illinois)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Interactive Conducting, Rehearsal and Performance Techniques
Glenn D. Price, clinician
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (Ohio)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Make a Decision: Your Musical Viewpoint is Valid!
David Thornton, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Matthew Dockendorf, clinician
University of Colorado (Boulder)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - High School Band
Scott Teeple, clinician
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Evanston Township High School Wind Symphony (Illinois)
Matthew P. Bufis, conductor
Meeting Room W183
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cockrill Middle School Honors Band
Gary Williams, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Ann Arbor Huron High School Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Krohn, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Round Rock High School Trombone Choir
Zach Shoepe & David Mobley, directors
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Edison Middle School Jazz Ensemble I
Kimberly Branch, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Are You Using the Newest Finale Like it is Finale 2000?
Meeting Room W180
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chat Room
Program Management and Booster Volunteers
David Vandewalker
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chat Room
Music for Middle School Band
Michael Sweeney
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Music Parents Session
Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference. 
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
"Idle Hands Are The Devil's Workshop" - Strategies to Keep Your Percusion Students Engaged, Improving and Involved
Frank Chapple, clinician
Keller High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - MASTER PEDAGOGUES SERIES
A Conversation with James Kjelland
James Kjelland, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois) - professor emeritus
Mark Laycock, moderator
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W186

Exciting, New Breezin’ Thru Theory NEXT GEN - Now On Any Device
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
How To Listen To What You're Hearing
Jay Bocook, clinician
Furman University (South Carolina)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Tearing Down the Wall between Music and Athletics-How to Make the Musical athlete Work for You!
Mike Morgan, clinician
Colfax School District (Washington)
Meeting Room W179
 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Chat Room
Real World Administration in Music Education
John Clinton
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. “Where’s All My Stuff?” – Cloud-based Inventory/Asset Management
Meeting Room W180
 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony
Ted Shistle, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Designing Total Program Success
Bobby Lambert, clinician
Wando High School (South Carolina)
Jeff Young, clinician
Carmel High School (Indiana)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - LATIN JAZZ LEADERS
Ginga: The Brazilian Way to Groove
Jovino Santos Neto, clinician
Cornish College of the Arts (Washington)
Meeting Room W192

Clinic
If I Knew Then What I Know Now...
Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc. (Indiana)
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
Inspired Teaching: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!
Peter Boonshaft, clinician
Hofstra University (New York)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
It's Not Just ABCDEFG - Navigating the LGBTQQAA Dynamic in Your Classroom
David Hedgecoth, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Mystery to Mastery - Dispelling Brass Playing Myths
Greg Spence, clinician
The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Thrive, Not Survive: Achieving Success as a First Year Teacher
Jonathan Villela, clinician
Four Points Middle School (Texas)
Christopher Yee, clinician
Four Points Middle School (Texas)
Jessica Gonzales, clinician
Four Points Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W179
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Engagement and Accountability: The Solution is in the Cloud
Meeting Room W180
 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chat Room
Focus vs. Frustration: Making Use of the First 10-15 Minutes of Rehearsal from Beginners to Advanced Groups
Melodianne Mallow
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. University High School Jazz Ensemble I
David Martin, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

Clinic
Optimizing the Big Heavies in Your Ensemble, or, Nobody Has Ever Won A Heisman Trophy Without a Great Offensive Line
David Zerkel, clinician
University of Georgia (Athens)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Pitch, a Fit: Strings and Winds Use Vertical Intonation in Rehearsals and Concerts
Karl Reinarz, clinician
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Nevada)
Ann Arbor Huron High School Symphony Orchestra (Michigan)
Timothy Krohn, conductor
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Play for Your LIFE! Chamber Music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin!
Joseph Rutkowski, clinician
Great Neck North High School (New York)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Shhh...it's a Secret! Size Doesn't Matter: A Strategic Plan for BIG results in small School Band Programs
Rebecca Warren, clinician
Mandan Middle School (North Dakota)
Lori Hart, clinician
Wicksburg High School (Alabama)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The Growth and Development of the Middle School Band (and Band Director)
Charles Menghini, clinician
VanderCook College of Music (Illinois)
Meeting Room W185
 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Central Winds: A Music Educators Wind Ensemble
James R. Tapia & Andrew Perry, conductors
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Chat Room
Sharing Students Across Activities
Jim Cude
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Audio in the Classroom, Rehearsal, and Performance
Meeting Room W180
 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Cashman Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Kathryn Greene, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic
Directors Icons Panel - Reflections on the Past; Thoughts About the Future
Alfred Watkins, clinician
Lassiter High School (Georgia) - retired
John Thomson, clinician
New Trier High School (Illinois) - retired
Paula Crider, clinician
The University of Texas (Austin) - professor emerita
John Casagrande, clinician
George Mason University (Virginia) - retired
Elizabeth Peterson, moderator
The Midwest Clinic- board of directors
Meeting Room W185

How to be Big Brother to Your Students When They're in the Practice Room
Meeting Room W180

Clinic
Public Relations and Music Education Work Hand-in-Hand
John J. Gallagher, clinician
Longwood Central School District (New York)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Teach the Kids and the Band Takes Care of Itself
Matthew McInturf, clinician
Sam Houston State University (Texas)
Liberty Junior High School Band (Texas)
Chris Pineda, conductor
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
Teaching Jazz Improvisation in a Big Band Setting
Ronald Carter, clinician
Northern Illinois University (Dekalb) - retired
Edison Middle School Jazz Ensemble I (Illinois)
Kimberly Branch, director
Meeting Room W192

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Teaching Rhythm Logically
Darcy Williams, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)
Jenna Yee, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)
Alex Ortega, clinician
Stiles Middle School (Texas)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Tips for Quick & Easy Instrument Repair
Jon Mills, clinician
Music & Arts (Maryland)
John Blythe, clinician
Music & Arts (Maryland)
Meeting Room W181
 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Clinic - MASTER PEDAGOGUES SERIES
Bowing Styles for the Ages: What Are They? How Do I Apply Them?
Robert Gillespie, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
Meeting Room W186
 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
CONCERT ONE
Ticket Required
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Caliente
Jose Antonio Diaz, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director
CONCERT TWO
Ticket Required
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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Thursday, December 15
 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. First-Time Attendee Coffee
Outside Skyline Ballrooms W375
 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The Central Band Clarinet Choir - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Colonel Akira Takeda, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

William Mason High School Wind Symphony
Micah Ewing, conductor
Avious Jackson, associate conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic - LATIN JAZZ LEADERS
"Latinizing" Your School Jazz Ensemble: Practical Tips for Achieving an Authentic Latin Sound
Michele Fernandez Denlinger, clinician
Palmetto Middle School (Florida)
Caliente (Texas)
Jose Antonio Diaz, director
Meeting Room W192

Designing Marching Arts Shows in 3D – Live Inside Your Drill
Meeting Room W180

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

Clinic
Retaining Brass Students Through Developing Stronger Embouchures
Terry Warburton, clinician
Warburton Music Products (Florida)
Kimberly Aubuchon, clinician
Warburton Music Products (Florida)
Alexandra Zacharella, clinician
University of Arkansas (Fort Smith)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Show, Grow and Excel!
Carolyn Landreau, clinician
Centennial High School (Georgia)
Susan P. Ellington, clinician
Goshen Community Schools (Indiana) - retired
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
small school, BIG Design: Employing Creative Resources in the Marching Band
Todd Ryan, clinician
The Blue Devils (California)
Meeting Room W179
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5th Annual High School Institute
Open to any high school student by registration only
Visit our High School Institute page for more information

Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chat Room
The Art of Teaching and Making Music
Richard Floyd
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Chat Room
Building Support for Your Band or Orchestra Program
Charles Menghini
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Holmes Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Bryan Itzkowitz, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Improvisation: A Tool for Learning in the Concert Percussion World
John Beck, clinician
Eastman School of Music (New York) - professor emeritus
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Latin Style for String Orchestras
Victor López, clinician
Nova Southeastern University (Florida)
Becky Bush, clinician
Alfred Music (California)
Tony Falcone, clinician
University of Nebraska (Lincoln)
District 203 Junior High School String Ensemble (Illinois)
Laurie Pettit , Jerry Zitko , Karen Campbell, Shawnita McClure, Rebecca Rudy, and Brandon Estes, directors
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Overcoming the Thief of Time: Five Practical Ways to Boost Your Rehearsal Efficiency Through the Use of Digital Technology
Lindsey Duggan, clinician
Independence Middle School (Virginia)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
The Hidden Curriculum in the Instrumental Music Class
Colleen Conway, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
The Two Sides of the Recruitment and Retention Coin: Proactive Strategies for Sustaining Teachers and Students in Music Education
Elizabeth Sokolowski, clinician
The University of the Arts (Pennsylvania)
Johanna J. Siebert, clinician
Webster Central School District (New York) - retired
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
What Are We Feeding Our Ensembles? Elevating Musical Taste in Order to Better Select Quality Repertoire
Erik Leung, clinician
Fresno Pacific University (California)
Meeting Room W185

When Classical Meets Technology – Orchestras with All Digital Sheet Music
Meeting Room W180
 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monarch Brass
Mallory Thompson, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Orchestra New Music Reading Session
CHICAGOLAND EDUCATORS ORCHESTRA
Bryan Miller, conductor
Leyden High Schools (Illinois)
Frank Lestina, moderator
Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) - retired
Meeting Room W183
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Walton High School Chamber Music Society
Perry Holbrook, director
Sara Grimes, assistant director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds
Corey L. Graves, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Chat Room
A Big Fish in a Little Pond: The Rewards of Teaching in a Small School
Rebecca Warren  
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Exploring the New SmartMusic
Meeting Room W180
 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Music Parents Session
Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference. 
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
Body Balance and Tone Production
Brian Lewis, clinician
University of Texas (Austin)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Electrician=Musician?
Joe Alessi, clinician
New York Philharmonic (New York)
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
From Score to Gesture
Steven D. Davis, clinician
University of Missouri (Kansas City)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Making Something From Nothing: Group Exercises to Build Improvisational Confidence
Taylor Morris, clinician
Gilbert Town Fiddlers (Arizona)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Rehearsing The High School Band: Valuable Lessons from Extraordinary Directors
Stephen Meyer, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Gary Markham, clinician
Cobb County School District (Georgia) - retired
Roy Holder, clinician
Lake Braddock Secondary School (Virginia) - retired
Bill Watson, clinician
Lewisville Independent School District (Texas)
David Vandewalker, clinician
Fulton County Schools (Georgia)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Sound Practice
Marie Speziale, clinician
Rice University (Texas) - professor emerita
William Mason High School Brass Choir (Ohio)
Micah Ewing, director
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
The Dreams of Our Founding Fathers and Creating a World of Music for All
Robert Morrison, clinician
Quadrant Research (New Jersey)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - LATIN JAZZ LEADERS
The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Candido Camero
Candido Camero, clinician

Frank Alkyer, moderator
Meeting Room W192
 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat Room
Meet the 2016 Midwest Clinic Performing Ensemble Directors
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Chat Room
Student Leadership
Soo Han
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Best of Both Worlds: Assess and Rehearse on THEIR Time, Not YOURS
Meeting Room W180
 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chat Room
Hart to Heart…Sharing the Passion of Teaching in a Small School
Lori Hart
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Chat Room
Maximize Your Rehearsal Time
Todd Ryan and Troy Gunter
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Ridgeview Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Megan Wike, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble
John Currey, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

L. V. Berkner High School Symphony Orchestra
Craig Needham, conductor
Jason Schayot, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
Creating an Online Presence for Your Program
Bradley Meyer, clinician
Stephen F. Austin University (Texas)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Excellent Rehearsals Every Day!
Lynn Cooper, clinician
Asbury University (Kentucky) - retired
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Four Enduring Principles for Creating an Impassioned, Innovative, and Thriving Community
Patricia Hoy, clinician
Arts Awareness (Arizona)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Get Off the Crazy Train!—Tools for Psychological Wellbeing
Eric Wilson, clinician
Baylor University (Texas)
Lynette Wilson, clinician
OakSpring Counseling (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

I Bought Pyware This Year – Now What?
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
It CAN Be Done: edTPA, Performing Ensembles, and YOU!
Cory Meals, clinician
Kennesaw State University (Georgia)
Anita Kumar, clinician
University of Washington (Seattle)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Sound Musical Practices Intended to Deliver a Lifetime of Success
Walter Harley, clinician
Oxon Hill High School (Maryland)
James Seda, clinician
Southwest Dekalb High School (Georgia)
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
THE DARK SIDE OF TRADITION: Strategies for Eliminating Hazing and Bullying in the School Band Program
Patrick Dunnigan, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Meeting Room W179
 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Palmetto Concert Band
Scott Weiss, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Keeping Up with Tech Savvy Kids Through the Interactive Practice Studio
Meeting Room W180
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic
101 Pedagogy for Horn
Gail Williams, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
A Moment for Reflection
Donald Sinta, clinician
University of Michigan - professor emeritus (Ann Arbor)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Beauty from the Beginning
Frank Ticheli, clinician
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
Gregory B. Rudgers, clinician
Ithaca College (New York)
Liberty Junior High School Band (Texas)
Chris Pineda, conductor
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
Finding The Perfect Fit: Beginning Band Recruitment and the Instrument Fitting Process
Wendy Higdon, clinician
Creekside Middle School (Indiana)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
Learning Approach to Keyboard Percussion
Brian Zator, clinician
Texas A&M University (Commerce)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - LATIN JAZZ LEADERS
Modern Approach to Latin Tropical and Afro-Peruvian Rhythms. Based on the Fusion of Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
Tony Succar, clinician

Meeting Room W192

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - High School Orchestra
David Becker, clinician
Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
Rolling Meadows High School Symphony Orchestra (Illinois)
Kevin Carroll, conductor
Meeting Room W184
 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breezin’ Thru Composing: Now Everyone Can Create Music!
Meeting Room W180
 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Ed W. Clark High School Orchestra
Charles Cushinery, conductor
Eric Maine, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hebron High School Wind Symphony
Andy Sealy, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

Clinic
Apply to Perform at The Midwest Clinic
Jeff Daeschler, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - associate director
Rodney Dorsey, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W179

Marching PA Systems: The Most Popular Configurations of Sound Reinforcement Systems for Marching
Meeting Room W180
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Chicago State University Community Jazz Band
Roxanne Stevenson, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dulles Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Sally Kirk, conductor
Theo Talley, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. College Night
Free and open to the public
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra [Elementary/Junior High School]
Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The United States Army Field Band - Jazz Ambassadors
Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Wood, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Canadian Brass
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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

Oklahoma State University Saxophone Octet
Kaylee Christensen & Jeffrey Loeffert, directors
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Clinic
"The Jazz Combo - An Inside View"
Steve Houghton, clinician
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Steve Allee, piano
Jeremy Allen, bass
Rusty Burge, vibraphone

Ballroom W196

Clinic
An Interview with Col. Arnald D. Gabriel
Arnald D. Gabriel, clinician
The United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) - conductor emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W185

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

Alliance Brass (Illinois)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Building Community by Teaching to a Higher Purpose
Ron Wakefield, clinician
North Park Academy of the Arts (California)
Meeting Room W179

Essential Elements Interactive 2.0!
Meeting Room W180

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Guiding Students to Intonation Independence
Jason Schayot, clinician
L.V. Berkner High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Planning a Successful Double-Reed Beginner Class
Jennifer Auerbach, clinician
Bocal Majority
Sally Bohls, clinician
Bocal Majority
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
The Joy of Band!
Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, clinician
Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra (Japan)
Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra [Elem/JHS] (Japan)
Meeting Room W183
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Chat Room
Growing the Program in Numbers and Musical Quality
Freddy Martin
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Chat Room
Setting the Roles of Each Director to Achieve Success
Corey Graves, Robert T. Herrings III, and Jonathan Villela
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Chat Room
Culture Setting
Alfred Watkins  
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
Colors and Spice and Everything Nice...That's What Your Percussion Section's Made Of!
Ben Miller, clinician
Marshall University (West Virginia)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
Embracing our Similarities: Sharing Concepts Across the Band and Orchestra
Erica Neidlinger, clinician
DePaul University (Illinois)
Michael Lewanski, clinician
DePaul University (Illinois)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
How Will We Know? Incorporating the Model Cornerstone Assessments with the National Core Music Standards
Johanna J. Siebert, clinician
Webster Central School District (New York) - retired
Meeting Room W179

iPads, and Android, and Chromebooks – Oh My!
Meeting Room W180

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

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Seven Positive Habits of Music Educators
Kevin Wood, clinician
Cypress Woods High School (Texas)
Aaron Kennell, clinician
Chester W. Nimitz High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Voicing and Re-voicing for YOUR Band’s Success!
Robert W. Smith, clinician
Troy University (Alabama)
Princeton High School Band (Illinois)
Steven Olson, conductor
Meeting Room W183
 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Dulles High School Honors Orchestra
Michael Alan Isadore, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

Frost Flute Ensemble
Trudy Kane, director
Alex Magalong, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

Spring High School Wind Ensemble
Gabe Musella, conductor
Terri Risinger, Jason Smith, and JD Guzman, directors
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Music Parents Session
Tim Lautzenheiser
Open to any music parent attending the conference. 
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drill Made Perfect: There’s an App for That
Meeting Room W180
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clinic
Bowing Concepts for Musical Phrasing
Frank Lestina, clinician
Vernon Hills High School (Illinois) - retired
Sycamore High School Chamber Orchestra (Illinois)
Ken Tonaki, conductor
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Brilliant Future, Illustrious Past: The Midwest Clinic
David McCormick, clinician
The Midwest Clinic- board of directors emeritus
Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors
Meeting Room W186

Clinic - SMALL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
G.R.I.T. "Gaining Resources In Teaching" Smaller Bands!
Gene Inglis, clinician
Saks High School (Alabama)
Gena Rae Nix, clinician
Gaston School (Alabama)
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Healing Flute Section Sound and Intonation Woes
Jim Walker, clinician
The University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic
The Woman as Band Director: Cultivating Success On and Off the Podium
Courtney Snyder, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Catharine Sinon Bushman, clinician
St. Cloud State University (Minnesota)
Nicki Zawel, clinician
Ithaca High School (New York)
Kim Shuttlesworth, clinician
James Bowie High School (Texas)
Elizabeth Peterson, clinician
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Cynthia Johnston Turner, clinician
University of Georgia (Athens)
Meeting Room W185

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Title 1: A Label, Not a Limit
Chris Pineda, clinician
Liberty Junior High School (Texas)
Lynne Jackson, clinician
Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Meeting Room W179
 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
Meeting Room W183
 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat Room
Beginning with Beginners
Cheryl Floyd
Skyline Ballroom W375D

Chat Room
Creating a Culture of Success in the Middle School Band Program
Erin Cole
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Organizing Your Music Programs Across the School District…It CAN Be Done!
Meeting Room W180
 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chat Room
Meet the 2016 Midwest Clinic Performing Ensemble Directors
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Artie Henry Middle School Honors Band
Robert T. Herrings, III, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Allen Tinkham, conductor
Michael Mascari, conductor
Dana Green, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E

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

Clinic
Express! Say Something!!!
Frank L. Battisti, clinician
New England Conservatory of Music (Massachusetts) - professor emeritus
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Fourth Finger First: Why the Order of Finger Introduction Matters
Sandy Goldie, clinician
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Meeting Room W179

Clinic
Fundamentals, Phrasing and Practice
Anthony McGill, clinician
New York Philharmonic (New York)
Meeting Room W187

Noteflight Learn: Compose and Record Online
Meeting Room W180

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

Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
The College Student as an Effective Private Teacher
Jeffrey Loeffert, clinician
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)
Andrew Weak, clinician
Apollo Junior High School (Texas)
Meeting Room W186

Clinic
The Conducted Moment: Lessons for the Community of Music from Mime and the Theatre
Bud Beyer, clinician
Northwestern University (Illinois) - professor emeritus
Meeting Room W184
 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chat Room
Composer Robert W. Smith
Robert W. Smith
Skyline Ballroom W375D
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bringing the Classroom to Life with Recorded Music
Meeting Room W180
 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Clinic - LATIN JAZZ LEADERS
Improvising in Clave: Soloing Over Afro-Cuban Grooves
Michael Mossman, clinician
Queens College (New York)
Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra (Colorado)
Dave Hammond, director
Caliente (Texas)
Jose Antonio Diaz, director
Meeting Room W192
 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Clinic
Building a Better Band Through the Chamber Ensemble Experience: How to Cultivate Critically Thinking and Independent Musicians
Seminole Trombone Quartet, clinician
Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Christopher Brown, clinician
David Ellis, clinician
Stephen Ivany, clinician
Dunwoody Mirvil, clinician
Meeting Room W179

Clinic - TITLE I INITIATIVE
Engaging Challenging Students in Band and Orchestra
James Karas, clinician
Lefler Middle School (Nebraska)
Meeting Room W181

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
How to Land Your DREAM Job...and Keep it! Beyond Music - The “Insider’s Perspectives.” What You Need to Know.
Raeleen Horn, clinician
Palatine High School (Illinois) - retired
Meeting Room W187

Clinic
Marching Band/Concert Band: It's All Band - Using Every Opportunity To Teach Good Fundumental Playing Skills
Roy Holder, clinician
Lake Braddock Secondary School (Virginia) - retired
Greg Bimm, clinician
Marian Catholic High School (Illinois)
Andrew Sealy, clinician
Hebron High School (Texas)
John Miller, clinician
American Fork High School (Utah) - retired
Joel L. Denton, clinician
Ooltewah High School (Tennessee)
Alfred Waktins, clinician
Lassiter High School (Georgia) - retired
Meeting Room W185

Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Orchestra
Jeremy Woolstenhulme, clinician
Hyde Park Middle School (Nevada)
Sycamore Middle School Orchestra (Illinois)
Amy Lestina Tonaki, conductor
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
Spontaneous Factory: An Approach to Improvisation and Composition for Large Instrumental Ensembles
Jason Caslor, clinician
Arizona State University (Tempe)
Thompson Junior High School 8th Grade Symphonic Band (Illinois)
Daniel E. Harrison and Chris Werve, conductors
Meeting Room W183

Clinic
Viola Fingerboard Domination: Creating a Facile and Confident Left Hand
Juliet White-Smith, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
Meeting Room W186
 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Choosing the Right Sound System for the Right Situation, Indoors or Out
Meeting Room W180
 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band
Bob Lark, director
Concert Program
Ballroom W196

VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
Charles Menghini, conductor
Stacey Larson Dolan, associate conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Faubion Middle School Honors Orchestra
Kari Zamora, conductor
Christine Glass, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Clinic
Rehearsal Lab - Middle School Band
Doug Akey, clinician
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies (Arizona)
McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band (Illinois)
Chip De Stefano, conductor
Meeting Room W183
 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Tony Succar and "Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson"
Tony Succar, director
The Midwest Clinic 70th Anniversary Gala
Ticketed event Click here for more information
Hilton Chicago

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Saturday, December 17
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Clinic
Middle School Full Orchestra – Making it Work for Your School!!
Sandra Dackow, clinician
Hershey Symphony Orchestra (Pennsylvania)
Franklin Middle School Full Orchestra (Illinois)
Carrie Provost and Kurt Makaryk, conductors
Meeting Room W183
 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The Desert Winds
Charles A. Maguire, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
Central Concourse - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Southwest High School Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Busse, conductor
Concert Program
Ballroom W190

Clinic
Inspiring Your Students by Inspiring Yourself
Louis "Chip" Gdalman, clinician
Jesse Owens Community Academy (Illinois)
Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble (Illinois)
Meeting Room W184

Clinic
The March – An Overview of Interpretation, Performance Guide and Historical Practices
Jim Daughters, clinician
The Fillmore Wind Band (Ohio)
Cody Birdwell, clinician
University of Kentucky (Lexington)
Stephen Lytle, clinician
Miami University (Ohio)
The Fillmore Wind Band (Ohio)
Meeting Room W183
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tokyo Geidai Wind Orchestra
Masaharu Yamamoto, conductor
Concert Program
Skyline Ballroom W375AB

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*Conference events are subject to change.