The conference ran from December 19-22, with 3 full days of clinics and concerts as well as the open industry exhibition — plus a fourth day highlighting specialty clinics and semi-professional ensemble performances. This was the 72nd year for Midwest, with an estimated attendance of 18,500 band and string directors, performers, students, and industry members.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend numerous workshops, concerts, clinics, publisher meetings, product showcases and demonstrations, and composer meetings throughout the week in Chicago. This promotion contains key take-away points from the clinics which i attended on your behalf, with the express intent of sharing this pedagogical information with you! And, let’s glance at the resources which were made available to me either through some AMAZING workshop handouts, as well as the published featured items for sale in this promotion (found at bottom of this page, please scroll down).
Thank you for looking this over, for following the links to explore the resources and handouts, and for your overall support of Harknett’s commitment to professional development for Instrumental Music Educators.
It’s always interesting to see a new music reading session with a professional wind ensemble, featuring works written by many composers who are sitting in the audience! The following list are the pieces which were stand-outs amongst the long list and these are available through Harknett Music!
|Matters of Kindness||Kristofferseon||Grand Mesa||3||$69.80|
The 6 member panel which included Jeffrey Boeckman, Jennifer Jolley and Alex Shapiro - examined the following concepts:
Dr. Richardson discussed the selection, rehearsal, and performance process as related to Lyrical Repertoire/Slow Music.
This workshop discussed the evaluation process for large ensemble programming
This clinic examined BOTH the philosophical and the technical sides of teacher behaviour and habits for success.
This workshop discussed the key elements for both crossover band teachers and string specialists who are looking for structure
The following list are the pieces which were stand-outs amongst the long list and these are available through Harknett Music
|Symphony No.2 Mvmt 4||Borodin/Baker Monday||Kendor||4||$72.80|
|A Festive Fanfare||Balmages||FJH||3||$97.50|
|Dragon Fire||Day||Grand Mesa||2||$74.00|
|A Midwinter Fantasy||Holst/Denney||FJH||2||$58.50|
Please find Harknett's selection of newly released pedagogy resources by continuing to the Teaching Resources and Pedagogy section of the website.