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)

Information Memos are listed by date sent:

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

Tentative Itinerary

Tuesday, December 17

Fly up to Chicago

Check into the hotel (one near McCormick Place)

Eat Dinner

Evening Rehearsal


Wednesday, December 18

10:30 am Performance at McCormick Place Conference Center)

12:00 Lunch and Change

2:00 Visit Exhibits

5:30 Dinner

7:30 See Phantom of the Opera

11:00 Check into rooms for the evening


Thursday, December 19

AM Sleep in and eat breakfast

10:00 Visit William Harris Lee, one of the oldest/most respected violin shops in America

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Chicago Museum of Art

5:30 Dinner

7:30 See Chicago Symphony perform Dvorak Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 8, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto


Friday, December 20

AM Sleep in and eat breakfast

Fly Home

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.