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Bethel University, Mishawaka, IN | June 9 - 11, 2024

The Conn Selmer Institute Midwest 2024 wrapped up as a resounding success, spanning three enriching days from June 9th to 11th. Hosted initially at the scenic Bethel University campus in Mishawaka, IN, the event welcomed a diverse array of attendees eager to delve into the realms of music education.

From seasoned music educators to administrators and aspiring college students, participants found tailored tracks that catered to their specific interests and career goals. Central to the event's success was the esteemed faculty, spearheaded by Tim Lautzenheiser and other renowned Conn Selmer Educational Clinicians. Their wealth of experience and guidance formed the backbone of numerous engaging sessions, including reading ensembles, personalized one-on-one sessions with faculty, and memorable musical performances.

The event didn't conclude within the confines of Bethel University alone. On June 11th, attendees ventured off-campus to Mishawaka and Elkhart, IN, for an optional bonus day filled with additional activities and opportunities to explore the local community. This extension allowed participants to forge deeper connections with peers and mentors while broadening their musical horizons.

Participants eagerly marked their calendars for the next installment of Conn Selmer Institute Midwest, scheduled for 2024, reflecting on the invaluable experiences gained and the inspiration fostered during this year's event. As they departed, they carried with them newfound knowledge, strengthened professional networks, and a renewed passion for advancing music education.

For those unable to attend or looking to relive the highlights, detailed recaps of the faculty, evening performances, and event schedule remained accessible, ensuring that the spirit of CSI Midwest 2024 continued to resonate beyond its conclusion.

CSI Midwest Faculty

CSI Midwest Schedule

VanderCook graduate credit

Did you know that addition to the profession development certificate offered at the completion of Conn Selmer Institute, you also have the opportunity to enroll at VanderCook College of Music to earn graduate credits?!

Conn Selmer Institute is happy to partner once again with VanderCook MECA to offer Graduate Credit for CSI Midwest this June 9th - 11th. All registration information, including a full course description, syllabus and link to register can be found on the VanderCook MECA website. If you're already registered for CSI 2023 and you would like to learn more about the graduate credit option offered by VanderCook College of Music, learn more here: 

CSI Midwest featured performers

Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience at CSI Midwest in June 2024! 

We are thrilled to announce the extraordinary performances of two incredibly talented jazz artists, Camille Thurman and Summer Camargo. Camille, celebrated as one of Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones artists, and Summer, renowned as a Bach Brass artist, will grace the stage with their exceptional musical prowess. 

Dive into the mesmerizing music of  Camille Thurman and don't miss the chance to witness Summer's performance in our season 1 Connection Sessions

Register today for CSI Midwest - the best clinicians, finest learning experiences and this musical evening that promises to be an unforgettable celebration of jazz!

Dr. Tim Speaking

We are also thrilled to extend Conn Selmer Institute offerings to students and parents, too! Local directors are invited to have their students attend the Student Leadership Workshop held on June 11th at Penn High School from 9 AM - 12 PM and led by Dr. Tim, joined by Dr. Matthew Arau. Following the morning Student Leadership Workhop session, students are invited to stay and participate in the afternoon sessions of the Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience.  From 1:30 PM - 4 PM, students will participate in masterclasses and teaching demonstrations with legendary educators Chip Crotts, Brian Dinkel, and Scott Johnson of the Blue Devils and woodwind specialist Beth Fabrizio. 

This one-of-a-kind experience is offered for just $25 per student, with group pricing available as well. Plan to have your students take advantage of this opportunity just in time for marching band season!

DDV Session

Conn Selmer Institute is thrilled to offer a FREE Parent Booster Workshop featuring Dr. David Vandewalker on June 11th as well. Dr. Vandewalker, veteran educator, fine arts administrator, and author of Boosters to the Rescue, has successfully empowered school parent organizations nationwide for years. Held at Penn High School from 9 AM - 12 PM  on March June 11th, 2024, this unique workshop is FREE to all parent boosters of directors who attend CSI Midwest.

All parents attending will need to register.  While your registration is FREE, we do need to keep track of who will join us that morning.

A Special Thank You to all our CSI Midwest Partners!

Without generous understanding and support of the following partners, CSI would not be possible. Thank you!

Join Us at CSI Midwest

We look forward to meeting you in June as we bring CSI to you!