December 14-17, 2011 - Chicago, IL
The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures, and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession.
The Midwest Clinic is perhaps the largest of its type in the world. Those in attendance are nearly 16,000 Band, Orchestra, Administrators, Professional Musicians, Military Musicians and Conductors, College and University Teachers, Students, and Administrators, Music Industry Representatives, Composers and Arrangers, and Grade School and High School Music Students. Performances include thirty organizations chosen from around the world and include grade school, middle school, high school, college, military, adult, and professional groups. In addition, there are over seventy clinicians that offer guidance and inspiration covering all facets of instrumental music.
Other opportunities include obtaining college credit, participating in Music Technology Demonstrations, College Night with Colleges and Universities round the globe, and a tremendous exhibit hall filled with exhibits from music publishers, uniform companies, instrument manufactures, travel companies, performing organizations, and more!