73rd Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra & Music Conference Returning to Chicago in December

The 73rd annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference is returning to Chicago from Dec. 18-21, 2019. For over 70 years, the conference has showcased performances by ensembles from around the globe, presentations by the foremost experts in music education, and the latest music industry trends for all age and experience levels. The Midwest Clinic is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world.

The Midwest Clinic offers guests interested in music education an array of clinics and exhibits, as well as access to music and teaching icons. The conference will also focus on industry trends and future topics in business and music education. With more than 18,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries, The Midwest Clinic offers music educators and musicians an excellent networking opportunity.

Attendees can choose from over 50 concerts, attend four rehearsal labs and more than 90 clinics, witness three new music reading sessions, and browse the largest exhibit hall in the event’s history with almost 400 companies and exhibitors taking up over 76,000 sq. ft. of space. (an exhibition map can be viewed HERE.)

Each year top ensembles are displayed throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques.

Guests of the music conference do not have to be part of an orchestra, band or any other group. From teachers to administrators, music enthusiast to professional musicians, and everyone in between is welcome. Those interested can register on their own or as part of a group.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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