Midwest Clinic Dec. 17-20, 2019

Midwest Music
Click on the appropriate instrument below to get a copy of your summer music assignment and next year's tentative Midwest Fall Rehearsal Calendar--This calendar is for Symphony String students only; it includes all of the required extra rehearsals and performances that will help us prepare for a successful, world class performance in Chicago this December. If you do not know which instrument you are assigned to play (violin 1 or 2, or viola 1 or 2), then click on the Midwest Personnel below. 

Midwest Personnel (Instrumentation/Tentative Seating)
Seating will change after chair tests in August and September
Instrumentation will not change.  

Summer Music Packets (Chairtests will be on this music)
Recordings of Summer Music
Mendelssohn Sinfonia X, by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Moorside Suite, Movt. 3, March Skip to Minute 10 in the recording

Information Memos are listed by date sent:

Field Trip Forms TBA
What to Bring TBA
Concert Attire: Tux/Symphony Dress


Tentative Itinerary (Updated August 18, 2019)

Tuesday, December 17

  • 6:00 AM Parents Drop off students at the airport
  • 7:30 am Departure time; Fly up to Chicago
  • 9:00 am arrive in Chicago
  • 11:00 Go To the Field Museum of Science and Natural History
  • 3:30 Check into the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago
  • 5:30 Eat Dinner at Giordano’s Pizza
  • 7:00 Return to Hotel to get instruments and music
  • 7:20 Arrive at Unpacking area; discuss rehearsal plan; unpack and tune
  • 7:30 – 9:45 Evening Rehearsal in room 470AB
  • 10:00 Return to Hotel
  • 10:30 Lock-In (Get some sleep)

Wednesday, December 18

  • 7:30 Dress in Concert Clothes
  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Arrive at McCormick Place
  • 10:30 am Performance at McCormick Place Conference Center Room W183
  • 12:00 Lunch and Change
  • 2:00 Visit Exhibits (flexible; possibly visit William Harris Lee)
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 See Phantom of the Opera
  • 11:00 Check into rooms for the evening

Thursday, December 19

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 See a performance by Clark County Chamber Orchestra from Las Vegas NV
  • 10:00 Take a group picture at Millennium Park
  • 11:00 Lunch at Navy Pier
  • 12:00 Go to the Smart Art Musem
  • 3:00 Load bus and head back to McCormick Place
  • 3:30 Change into concert attire.
  • 4:30 Clinic by Dr. Robert Gillespie, Ohio State University
  • 5:30 Change out of concert attire, and get on the bus.
  • 6:00 Head to the Airport (Midway)
  • 7:30 Dinner at the airport
  • 9:50 PM Fly Home on Southwest Flight 2480
  • 12:55 AM Arrive in Charleston—Parents pick up students at the airport


Participant Badges (Students who have guests coming to hear them)
Performing groups are entitled to receive up to three complimentary participant badges for each ensemble member.  Groups may purchase additional participant badges above your allotment at $25.00 each.  Performers and chaperones must wear participant badges at all times at the conference (except during your performance).  Participant badges serve as an all access pass and will allow admittance into all concerts, clinics, and the exhibit hall.