Professor Emeritus Craig Kirchhoff to Receive The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor
Professor Emeritus Craig Kirchhoff (bands) will receive The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor at the 72nd Annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference during the Army Band Concert 2 on Wednesday, December 19 at 8 pm at the McCormick Place Conference Center (Skyline Ballroom W375AB) in Chicago, IL.
The Medal of Honor is awarded to conductors, educators, composers, and others whose distinct services to instrumental music education and continuing influence on the development and improvement of bands and orchestras deserve the highest recognition. Over its 56-year history, the Medal of Honor has been presented to 102 individuals.
As a musician and educator of extraordinary stature in America, Professor Emeritus Kirchhoff is recognized as a role model within the profession and is welcomed into a group of honorees that includes Leonard Slatkin, Morton Gould, Howard Hanson, Karel Husa, Glen Cliffe Bainum, William D. Revelli, conductors of America's premier military band, and other persons of distinction.