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The 66th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago wrapped up last week...The 66th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago wrapped up last week, featuring an array of exciting performances by ensembles from around the world, along with a full schedule of clinics on a wide range of topics pertaining to music education and performance. In addition, the exhibit area saw excellent traffic throughout the entire weekend.  This year’s recipient of the Music Industry Award was Rick Young of the Yamaha Music Corporation,  honored for his support of music education.  The Medal of Honor recipients were David C. McCormick, H. Owen Reed, conductor Leonard Slatkin, and John Whitwell.  The international award recipient was Guido Six.   The 23rd College Night featured representatives from over 70 college music programs who helped students learn about their institutions and gather first-hand information on choosing the right music school.

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

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