Archives of The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference
Begun in December 1946, The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference (MWIBOC), is a multi-day band and orchestra conference held annually in Chicago, IL. The conference not only includes performances of featured ensembles, but also focuses "on bringing music directors into contact with not only the best published music, but also with new and established teaching techniques, and the latest products and services for the music educator." The Midwest Clinic Archives serves as a repository for print and recorded materials associated with the annual conference. The archives include audio and visual recordings in a variety of formats, photographs and scrapbooks, programs and publications, and administrative documents of the organization. Materials from the earliest years of the clinic's history comprise a very small portion of the collection, though the collection does include programs dating to the 1st Annual Clinic in 1947. The earliest recordings are from 1956, and extensive administrative documents begin in the late 1970s. More details about the organization of this collection can be found here.
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The collection is open for research use.
Archives of The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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