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ATU Delegation to Attend Midwest Clinic

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Fifty-two music students at Arkansas Tech University are investing a portion of their winter break in attending the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

As part of the trip, 16 ATU students will perform in chamber ensembles beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.

"This is a first time attending the Midwest Clinic for every one of these students, and I know they’ll have an amazing professional development experience," said Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, associate professor of music and director of bands at ATU.

Arkansas Tech students scheduled to be part of the performance ensembles in Chicago are:

Flute Quartet

  • Sierra Klutts
  • Miranda Kraus
  • Meeka Smith
  • Ger Vang

Clarinet Quartet

  • Jessica Garrett
  • Shelby Horne
  • Anna Shelton
  • Piper Turner

Woodwind Quintet

  • Ger Vang, Flute
  • Hannah Cochran, Oboe
  • Kaela Thompson, Clarinet
  • Anna Bloodworth, Bassoon
  • Garrett Napier, Horn

Tuba/Euphonium Quartet

  • Michael Bays, Euphonium
  • Corey Nolan, Euphonium
  • Michael Barker, Tuba
  • Katie Rodriguez, Tuba

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