ClarinetFest 2012 Application Deadline: This Friday, Sept. 30

Applications to perform and present at ClarinetFest 2012 must be postmarked by this Friday, September 30. The application form and information below on ClarinetFest 2012 are available at

ClarinetFest® 2012

Lincoln, NE, USA
August 1-5, 2012

Come enjoy true Heartland hospitality at ClarinetFest® 2012 in the Cornhusker’s “Star City” – Lincoln, Nebraska! Co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, ClarinetFest® 2012 takes place on the UNL campus in the heart of downtown Lincoln.  There you can find a plethora of museums, restaurants, specialty shops, art galleries, and the historic Haymarket district as well as the outstanding concert venues Kimball Recital Hall and Lied Center for Performing Arts.

In addition to campus housing options for conference participants, the Embassy Suites (located directly across from the UNL School of Music) is the official hotel of ClarinetFest® 2012. This upscale, all-suite hotel features many contemporary accommodations as well as a complimentary, made-to-order hot breakfast and evening manager’s reception every day.

Artistic Director Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Artistic Leadership Team members Denise Gainey (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and John Masserini (Northern Arizona University) announce the theme for the 2012 ClarinetFest®:

Looking back to the legacy of Daniel Bonade and Robert Marcellus
and towards the future of performance and pedagogy

If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2012, please download and complete the Call-for-Proposals Application Form and send it in to the address below.  Recordings and written requests will be accepted through September 30, 2011 and will be reviewed by the committee. The ClarinetFest® 2012 committee is particularly interested in featuring pedagogy presentations or lectures relating to Daniel Bonade or Robert Marcellus as well as innovative and recent concepts and developments in clarinet pedagogy.  The conference will be featuring a wide variety of performance styles and repertoire – full consideration will be given to all complete proposals. Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered.

Dr. Diane Barger, Artistic Director
ClarinetFest® 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Music
120 Westbrook Music Building
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0100

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise 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." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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