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Assistant Professor Gary Gackstatter Honored at Prestigious MidWest Clinic

January 13, 2010

Gary Gackstatter  

Gary Gackstatter teaches instrumental music at Meramec and

conducts the Symphonic Band and Meramec Orchestra.

Gary Gackstatter, assistant professor of music at STLCC-Meramec, was honored at the MidWest Clinic in Chicago on December 16, 2009. Gackstatter’s original composition "Granny, Does Your Dog Bite?" was performed by the Lafayette, Kentucky Orchestra.

 

This is the third time Gackstatter's works have been performed at MidWest.

The MidWest Clinic in an international band and orchestra conference that exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, 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. It is the largest music festival of its kind in the world. Public schools, colleges and professional musicians go through an extensive audition process in order to perform at the Clinic.

Gackstatter's work "Granny, Does Your Dog Bite?" is published by C Alan.