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Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I Selected to Perform at the 76th Midwest Clinic in Chicago for Historic Third Time

Congratulations to the Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I for being selected to perform at the 76th annual Midwest Clinic - THE source for instrumental music education since 1946. Annually held in Chicago since its inception in 1946, The Midwest Clinic is the world’s largest instrumental music education conference. 

This will be the third time that the Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I performs at the Midwest Clinic - making them the only ensemble, of any level, of any kind from California to perform three times in the history of the Clinic. Notably, once you perform in the Clinic, you are not permitted to audition again for five years. The WHS Studio Jazz Ensemble I previously performed at the Midwest Clinic in 2012, 2017, and will perform at the 2022 Midwest Clinic on Wednesday, December 21st.

To see what they will be performing on the stage, please click here to download the Performance Program

The Midwest Clinic is now attended annually by an international audience of more than 17,000 music educators, students, and professionals; the conference began 70 years ago as a way to introduce directors to new repertoire for their ensembles.

The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors and supervisors and others interested in music education, information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession. 

We are so proud of the WHS Studio Jazz Ensemble I for making history, for sharing their incredible talents and for representing Conejo Valley Unified School District at the prestigious Midwest Clinic!

To join in the celebration of their achievement, this Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 7pm the community is invited to a “Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I Midwest Clinic Send-Off Concert and Lab Jazz II'' event at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Event and ticket details below (click here to view a PDF of the event flyer).

Send-Off Concert Event on December 15th