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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middle School Rehearsal Environment
Susan Waters, clinician
Oliver Middle School (Tennessee)

Program Building in Title I Schools
Andy Bower, clinician
Dolores T. Aaron Academy (Louisiana)

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

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

Juggling Artistry and Strategy: Maximizing Time in Our Rehearsals, Days, and Years
Karen Fannin, clinician
University of Nebraska (Omaha)

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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
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

Creating a Foundation for Small School Band Programs
Brian Alber, clinician
University of Nebraska (Kearney)
Duane Bierman, clinician
University of Nebraska (Kearney)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

"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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

Changing Classroom Management Struggles Into Successful Results
Jon Gomez, clinician
Conn-Selmer, Inc. (Indiana)

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

The Value of Giving Your Heart to a Small Program
Ed Kiefer, clinician

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

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

Concept Based Big Band Rehearsal with Improvisation
Christopher Dorsey, clinician
Dillard Center for the Arts (Florida)

Diversity in Music Education: Why Should We Care?
John Southall, clinician
Indian River State College (Florida)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

Rehearsal Lab - Small School High School Band
Richard Saucedo, clinician

Charleston High School Band (Arkansas)
Jessica Holt, director

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Playing JAZZ is easy.
Jamey Aebersold, clinician

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cracking the Code: Demystifying Score Study for the Young Teacher
Brett Richardson, clinician
University of the Incarnate Word (Texas)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Boston Brass, clinician

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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
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
*Conference events are subject to change.