On Tour! Next week I’ll be giving performing, teaching, presenting, and more on a short solo tour of Southern California! Below is venue and program information.
Southern California Tour 2022
Michael Dean, clarinet
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Monday, September 19
Recital and Presentation, 2 pm pt (online)
Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
Culver City High School
Culver, City, California
Thursday, September 22
Recital, 1:30 pm
Master Class, 2:30 pm
Coaching, 3:45 pm
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Friday, September 23
Recording Session, 2 pm
NACWPI/College Music Society 2022 National Conference
Long Beach, California
Saturday, September 24
Presentation, 9 am
Recital Program (from the following)
Summer Sunrise on the Mississippi (2009) by Robert Fruehwald (b. 1957)
(clarinet & media)
Transposing A Feeling: For Bailey Sikorski (2020) by Austin Ali (b. 1997)
Burn: re-mixed (2020) by Peter Meechan (b. 1980)
(clarinet & media)
Song of Solitude (2021) by Mark Carlson (b. 1952)
Andy and Me (2006) by Robert Fruehwald
(clarinet & media)
American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise and acclaim such as, “world-class clarinetist and pedagogue,” “consummate performer,” “inspirational,” “outstanding teacher,” “super,” “brilliant performer,” and “one of the best clinicians I have ever seen.”
Dr. Michael Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman, and Royal Northern College of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Canada, California, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. He is planning a solo recital and master class tour of Israel for spring 2023. He is on the faculty of the summer Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence.
Michael Dean performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Abilene Opera, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble, and Duo 35 with saxophonist Todd Oxford. As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he has commissioned, premiered, edited, and recorded numerous new and lesser-known clarinet works. He is featured on 6 commercial CDs, including the upcoming Postcards from Silver Lake CD. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube and Facebook.
He has given more than 800 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, colleges, conservatories, festivals, conferences, and high schools. His ClarinetMike Blog and ClarinetMike QuickTips are widely read on the internet and social media and viewed in more than 150 countries on 6 continents. His articles also appear in professional journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, The Bandmasters’ Review, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI).
A committed teacher and noted pedagogue, Dr. Dean’s students enjoy successful careers as professional performers, educators, and administrators. They consistently win awards and distinctions at competitions and festivals including solo & ensemble, all-region, all-state, and various concerto and other competitions. After a successful 25 years of teaching the clarinet and music at the college level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is currently an active clarinet and woodwind performer, teacher, clinician, and consultant based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Texas at Arlington. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is clarinetmike.com. Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas.
Michael Dean’s CD’s, including his upcoming Postcards from Silver Lake, are available for online download and purchase at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Napster, CDBaby, vcisinc.com, and other vendors.
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ClarinetMike says, “Hey! Special thanks to Rachel Rudich, Tony Spano, Danielle Woolery, NACWPI, Austin Ali, Robert Fruehwald, Peter Meechan, and Mark Carlson for their help on this tour and for being super cool!”