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$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
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Through Dec. 13th
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Motifs Newsletter

Welcome to the official Midwest Clinic newsletter, The Midwest Motifs! Articles about The Midwest Clinic are added throughout the year, so please visit regularly for the latest news from the organizers and participants.

To complement the online articles, we send a print “conference preview” issue to Midwest attendees each fall. Please fill out the free subscription form to be added to the Motifs mailing list.


Volume Number 22   

A Midwest Adventure To Remember (2/16/2011)
A 2010 performing director describes the scavenger hunt that gave her players enough structure and freedom to fully explore The Midwest Clinic. You may want to try this with your students!
by Ginger Wolfe, Director, Clements High School Chamber Strings

The Midwest Journey: Enjoying the Peaks and Valleys (2/11/2011)
Anyone who dreams of performing at The Midwest Clinic will be inspired by 2010 performing director David McGrath’s essay.
by David McGrath, Director, Carlton J. Kell High School Wind Symphony

Why You Should Attend The Midwest Clinic (2/8/2011)
Jim Meredith describes The Midwest Clinic as a real-life Field of Dreams for instrumental music educators.
by Jim Meredith, Director of Bands, Sandusky Middle School, Lynchburg, Virginia

2011 Brings Change to The Midwest Clinic Board of Directors (2/8/2011)
José Antonio Diaz has joined the Board, and Denny Senseney has been elected Treasurer.
by Kathleen Andersen, Communications Coordinator, The Midwest Clinic

Be Part of The 65th Annual Midwest Clinic (1/11/2011)
2011 performance applications and clinic proposals are due on March 18.
by Kathleen Andersen, Communications Coordinator, The Midwest Clinic

The Midwest Clinic at McCormick Place West (1/11/2011)
The answers to frequently asked questions about McCormick Place West, The Midwest Clinic’s new home.
by Kathleen Andersen, Communications Coordinator, The Midwest Clinic

In Brief: Picturing The Midwest Clinic (1/11/2011)
Professional photographs from The 2007-2010 Midwest Clinics are now available to attendees.

In Brief: Administrator Letter and Official Letter of Invitation for International Attendees (1/11/2011)
Let The Midwest Clinic support your trip to the conference.

In Brief: A Career Center and Concert/Tour Network for Instrumental Music Educators (1/11/2011)
As the Career Center develops, it has the potential to serve the national and international community by bringing together a wealth of information that is currently scattered across the web.

In Brief: Copies of The Midwest Clinic History Book Sought (1/11/2011)
The Midwest Clinic is looking for extra copies of The First Fifty Years, the beautifully written and illustrated history of the conference.

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