Christian Carichner, brass caption head since 2012, and currently Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Iowa State University, will be presenting a clinic at The Midwest Clinic. Also presenting with Christian will be Dr. Kevin Sanders, who was our featured clinician at the Regiment’s Brass Educational Camp this past summer.

The session will take place on Thursday (Dec. 17) at 8:30am in room W184.

The hour long clinic, featuring members of the Phantom Regiment hornline, will showcase proven strategies for establishing “The Bottom Line” for band and orchestra programs: the tuba and euphonium section! The clinic will demonstrate exercises, techniques, and other fundamentals that will help guarantee a better foundation for indoor or outdoor ensembles, no matter what age the performers are.

“We’re really looking forward to the clinic this week at Midwest,” said Carichner. “It’s an exciting opportunity to make a positive change in the tuba and euphonium pedagogy that’s taught in schools across the globe.  The Midwest is the largest clinic of its kind, and I can’t think of a better stage for the Phantom Regiment to shine.  They’ll be performing excerpts highlighting pedagogical issues inherent in low brass playing and demonstrating how we can improve them either indoors or out on the marching field.”

What is The Midwest Clinic? For almost 70 years, this 4-day clinic has showcased music industry trends, music education, and offered an array of clinics and exhibits for all age and experience levels. It is the largest music conference of its kind in the country.

For more information on this clinic – read here.

For more information about The Midwest Clinic – read here.