This is the week of MidWest. I have never been to MidWest, although my high school band (when I was a senior) recorded the audition tape that sent the NEXT year to perform at MidWest (I attended Oconomowoc High School–a long tradition of band excellence, and was the tuba section leader).
If you are a band or orchestra director, MidWest is the key professional conference you can attend. As a result, a lot of technology companies and products are there to reach potential customers.
Technology Vendors you want to visit:
- MakeMusic: Finale, SmartMusic, New SmartMusic
- Hal Leonard (Noteflight)
- Charms Office Assistant
- Olivet Nazarene College (Not a company, but they are a 1:1 iPad College)
- Quaver Music
I am sure there are others that I missed from the vendor list..but this is a good start. In particular, this will be a rare Stateside appearance for Flat.io and Newzik, both French companies. So…to those of you headed to Illinois…stay warm!