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

Join us for Conn Selmer Institute Midwest - a three-day immersive event!  June 9th - 10th will be held on the picturesque campus of Bethel University and June 11th off-campus in Mishawaka and Elkhart, IN. This unique gathering is designed with one primary goal in mind: to inspire excellence in music education. Whether you're a seasoned music educator, a music administrator looking to enhance your institution's music programs, or a college student eager to kickstart your career, this event is tailored to meet your needs with tracks specific to your needs. At the core of CSI Midwest 2024 is a world-class faculty, led by the renowned Tim Lautzenheiser. With decades of experience in music education, Tim and our other Conn Selmer Educational Clinicians are here to guide you.

On June 9-10, attendees can expect the relevant, engaging sessions that they have come to know and love about our Conn Selmer Institute Events at Bethel University- including reading ensembles, faculty one-on-ones, and amazing musical performances. But that's not all! We're excited to offer an optional bonus day on June 11th, where we are taking it off campus to extend your CSI Midwest experience. Enjoy additional activities, explore the local community, and continue networking with your newfound friends and mentors.

Mark your calendar for June 9-11, 2024, and make plans to join us! Register now to secure your spot and experience the magic of CSI.

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Conn Mansion

After registering for CSI Midwest, you are also invited to register for your chosen bonus day activities. Choose from the following offerings:

  • The Iconic Conn Selmer Factory Tour in Elkhart, IN (AM and PM options)*
  • Marching Arts Blue Devils Experience sponsored by Conn Selmer and US Bands and  led by Richard Saucedo and Randy Greenwell at nearby Penn HS
  • Luncheon at the Conn Mansion in Elkhart, IN*

*Please note due to space limitations, we are limiting tour and luncheon sizes to the first 50 attendees who register for these activities*

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!