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The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest band and orchestra conferences in the world, held over four days in Chicago, IL every winter. This year the clinic is expected to host over 18,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Florida State University is proud to have a substantial presence at this year’s conference with 11 alumni clinicians and performers.

Monday, December 18

  • 10:30am (W185) – “You Are What You Eat! How to Have a Balanced Band Diet”
    Dr. Jack Eaddy Jr. (BME ’02)
  • 12:15pm (W185) – “Inspiring a Love of Music”
    Elizabeth Reed (Former Visiting Professor)
  • 12:15pm (W181) – “What Do I Do When I Hear THAT?”
    Ajori Spencer (BME ’13); Andrew Bohn (BME ’14); Daniel Taylor (BME ’10)

Tuesday, December 19

  • 9:00am (W181) – “Take You Job and LOVE It: Reimagining Work-Life Balance”
    Amy Acklin (Ph.D. ’09); Matthew McCutchen (Ph.D. ’09)
  • 10:15am (W185) – “Empowering Female Conductors: A Focus on Allyship, Mentorship, and Representation”
    Julia Baumanis (BME ’10, MME ’16, Ph.D. ’19); Kerry Anne Simone (PH.D. ’13)
  • 2:45pm (W181) – “An Honest Conversation with Minority Directors in a Majority World!”
    Dr. Jack Eaddy Jr. (BME ’02); Julia Baumanis (BME ’10, MME ’16, Ph.D. ’19); Devan L. Moore (MME ’16, Ph.D. ’22)
  • 2:45pm (W185) – “Rehearsing the High School Orchestra: A Panel Discussion”
    David Eccles (A.B.D. ’08)
  • 4:00pm (375 AB) – Performance by Allen High School Wind Ensemble
    Philip Obado (MME ’00)

Wednesday, December 21

  • 10:30am (W176) – “Branding Your Music Program: The Importance of Establishing a Visual Brand for Your Program, and the Tools Needed to Do It”
    Sean Murray (BME ’96, MME ’03, Ph.D. ’06)
  • 1:00pm (W186) – “The Fluent Flutist: Pedagogy for Non-Flutists to Develop Fluent Flute Sections in Band”
    Charlene Cannon (BME ’10)

Join us on Wednesday, December 21 for the FSU College of Music Alumni Reception, held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place (BC/CC 24AB). All alumni, faculty, and students are invited for an evening of food and drink!

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