December is here and we all know what that means… bright lights, cheerful spirits, fresh pine and THE MIDWEST CLINIC! Ok. Most of us probably have a different association with the month of December. However, those who work with band, orchestra or music programs know that attending this prestigious conference IS like Christmas morning for musicians.
What is The Midwest Clinic?
The Midwest Clinic is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world. For more than 70 years, it’s been a forum for the finest ensemble performances, expert presentations and the most current trends in the industry. It’s packed with more than 50 clinics, 90 concerts, new music reading sessions and noted experts for more than 17,000 attendees from around the globe.
When and Where is it?
The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference started in Chicago more than 70 years ago and is still held there today. This year’s conference will run from December 19-22, 2018 at McCormick Place.
Who Should Attend?
ANYONE with an interest in music will benefit from attending. Grade school and high school music students, directors, instrumental teachers, composers and arrangers, music industry representatives, college program participants and instructors and administrators are just a handful of recommended participants.
Kaleidoscope Adventures Will Be There!
Kaleidoscope Adventures, your trusted student travel partner and leader in performance travel, will be at Midwest Clinic again this year. Stop by our booth (1030) and say hello!
If you are considering applying to have your ensemble perform at the Midwest Clinic in the future, Kaleidoscope can help you get there. Details for the application process can be found on the clinic’s performance FAQs page.
If you are interested or involved in music, don’t miss the experience of The Midwest Clinic. It may be the best holiday gift you’ll ever receive!