Palen Music Center is proud to once again provide assistance for area directors to attend the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference. We provide transportation to and from Chicago via charter bus. Directors provide their own registration, meals while at the convention, and pay for lodging. We have already reserved a block of rooms at a great rate, to make it easy to go.
We will be staying at The Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
The rates are $156 per night per room plus taxes.
We anticipate leaving PMC Springfield around 9:00 PM on Sunday, December 19 and arriving in Chicago early Monday morning. Those leaving from OKC and Tulsa will depart late afternoon on December 19. We are planning to depart Chicago around 9:30 PM on Wednesday, December 22 arriving back to PMC Springfield early Thursday morning.
It is the goal of The Midwest Clinic to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession.