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The 2019 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$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 
$50

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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. - 9:30 a.m. The United States Air Force Band Chamber Ensembles
Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Charleston 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)

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

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

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)

Clinic
Leading Rehearsals That Inspire
Jeffery Grogan, clinician
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma)
Michael Raiber, clinician
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma)

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

Clinic
Strategies for Diversifying and Enriching Concert Programs in the School Ensemble
Jordan Randall Smith, clinician
John Hopkins University (Maryland)
 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bradley Middle School Jazz Band
Karlos Elizondo, Director
Ballroom W196
 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Central Junior High 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)

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

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)

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

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

Clinic
Tuning With Technology
Jordan Stern, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
John M. Denis, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
Fort Smith Southside High School Wind Symphony (Arkansas)
Sean Carrier, director
 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
 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)

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

Clinic
Get Em' and Keep Em' Lit; Creative Retention Strategies
Jennifer Floyd, clinician
LA Phil (California)
Stephen Lawrence, clinician

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

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

Clinic
Start Your Engines: Building Confidence with Less Experienced Rhythm Section Players
Mike Kamuf, clinician
John T. Baker Middle School (Maryland)

Clinic
Strong Foundations for Building Young Percussionists
John Hearnes, clinician
Oakland Middle School (Tennessee)
David England, clinician
Father Ryan High School (Tennessee)
 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
 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)
 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. 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)

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)

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

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
Angela Ammerman, clinician
University of Tennesse (Martin)
Margaret Priester Selby, clinician
Laing Middle School (South Carolina)
Anne Marie Patterson, clinician
Seth Gamba, clinician
Elkins Pointe Middle School (Georgia)
Don Brubaker, clinician
Buford Middle School (Virginia)

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)

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

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)
 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Clinic
Bassoon Pedagogy from Day One
Jason Worzbyt, clinician
Indiana University (Pennsylvania)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carmel High School Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Chen, Director
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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)
 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants
Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. University of Illinois Concert Jazz Ensemble
Charles "Chip" McNeill, Director
Ballroom W196
 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants
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. - 9:30 a.m. Clark High School Chamber Orchestra
Chuck Cushinery, Director
Ballroom W190

Wando High School
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)

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, clinician
Ellen Rowe, clinician
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

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

Clinic
STRINGERSIZE: A String Workout and Technique Class for the Mind-body and Spirit!
Barry Green, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)

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 Ensemble (Illinois)

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

Clinic - MUSIC ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATIVE
Who Are We Reaching, Who Are We Teaching
Jason Walsh, clinician
Metro Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee)
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Killian Middle School Honors Band
Rob Chilton, Director
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)

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

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

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)

Clinic
Teaching from the Podium: Combining Artistry and Pedagoy
Rebecca MacLeod, clinician
University of North Carolina (Greensboro)
Kevin Geraldi, clinician
University of North Carolina (Greensboro)

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
Whatever It Takes: Building a Successful Music Program in a Title I School
Sarah Moulder, clinician
Ravenswood Middle School (California)
 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Reynolds Conducting Institute
 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 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
 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, Director
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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Wind Ensemble
Jarrett Lipman, Director
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)

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

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


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

Clinic
Yes You Can - The Band Director's Guide to Teaching Choirs
Derrick Fox, clinician
University of Nebraska (Omaha)
 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Orchestra New Music Reading Session
Meeting Room W184
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clinic - S.H.O.P. TALK
Mystery of the Clarinet High Notes
Meghan Cabral, clinician
Carmel Central School District (New York)
 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)

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

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

Clinic - New England Conservatory (Massachusetts) - conductor emeritus
IT IS BETTER TO ILLUMINATE THAN TO SHINE: A Credo for All Teachers and Conductors
Frank Battisti, clinician

Tim Lautzenheiser, clinician
The Midwest Clinic - board of directors

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 Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Melanie Brooks, clinician
Winona State University (Minnesota)
Aaron Perrine, clinician
Kevin Walczyk, clinician

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

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

Clinic
Using YouTube to Enhance Student Development
Christopher Bill, clinician

 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)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Cedar Park Middle School Symphonic Band
Britni Dunn, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375AB
 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Timber Creek High School Saxophone Choir
Daniel Malacon, Director
Ballroom W190

Waxahachie High School Jazz Orchestra
Rich Armstrong, Director
Ballroom W196

Clinic - DIVERSITY & EQUITY INITIATIVE
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)

Clinic
Do You Hear What I Feel? Uncovering Instructional Pathways Leading Toward Increased Expressiveness
Erin Cole-Steele, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
F. David Romines, clinician

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

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)

Clinic
Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited Outline
Dave Gerhart, clinician
Yamaha Corporation of America

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

Charleston High School Band (Arkansas)
Jessica Holt, director

Clinic
The Real Goal—Playing Expressively: Teaching Musical Expressiveness in the School Orchestra
Bob Gillespie, clinician
The Ohio State University (Columbus)
 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
William Bitter, clinician
Gilbert High School (Arizona)
Carl Sandburg High School Orchestra (Illinois)
Linda Nussbaum, director
 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
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. - 9:30 a.m. Rancho High School Clarinet Choir
Clint 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

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

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

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

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

Clinic
Playing JAZZ is easy.
Jamey Aebersold, clinician


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

Clinic
The Paperless Bandhall
Dean Surface, clinician
Trinity Springs Middle School (Texas)
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exclusive Hour to Visit the Exhibits
F1 & F2 Exhibit Halls - Level 3
 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clinic
An Interview with Julie Giroux
Julie Giroux, clinician

Tim Lautzenheiser, moderator

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

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)

Jazz New Music Reading Session
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)

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

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)

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.
 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. South Middle School Symphony Orchestra
Omar Estrella, Director
Skyline Ballroom W375E
 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)

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

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

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

Clinic
Utilizing Technology to Develop Critical Listening Skills in the Instrumental Music Classroom
Natalie Royston, clinician
Iowa State University (Ames)
Steven L Smyth, clinician
New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
 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)
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One
Ralph Lee Hicks, Jr., 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)

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)
Kyndra Sisayaket, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Nick Schumacher, clinician
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Andrea Silverio, clinician

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

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

Clinic
Tough Times Don't Last, But Tough People Do. Surviving Real Life While Teaching Music, Too!
Jessica Thomas, clinician
Herschel Jones Middle School (Georgia)
 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)
 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Grisham Middle School Honors Band
Liz Love, Director
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)

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

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

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

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


Clinic
Rewired
Boston Brass, clinician


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

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)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Garcia Middle School Camerata Orchestra
Frances Weberpal, Director
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)

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

Clinic
Everything You Wish You Remembered From Percussion Methods
Marja Kerney, clinician
Kennesaw State University (Georgia)

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

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)

Clinic - GENERATION NEXT
Program Notes Podcast Live: A Practical Guide for Novice Directors
John Denis, clinician
Texas State University (San Marcos)
 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Temple University Jazz Band
Terell Stafford, Director
Ballroom W196
 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Clements High School Symphonic Band
Daniel Galloway, Director
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
Meeting Room W184
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Clinic
Success with Daily Ear Training and Singing in Orchestra
Christopher Mustell, clinician
Cypress Ridge High School (Texas)

University of Texas at Austin Chamber Winds

H. Robert Reynoldsconductor
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Ballroom W183
 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.