Southwest Tour 2011 * October 10-20

This Sunday, October 9 I leave on a big clarinet recital and master class tour of the Southwest USA.  If any of you come to a tour event, be sure to come by and say hello afterward. Also, I will be blogging the tour on my regular Facebook account, with Status Updates and Notes. So be sure to “Friend” me if you want to keep up with my musings from the road. I will try to be glib and pithy and not just post, “It went well…Had a great time…” etc. Below is information on the tour:

Southwest Tour 2011 “New Music For Clarinet”
Michael Dean, clarinet

Recitals, Clinics, Lectures, & Master Classes
Nevada, Arizona, & California
October 10-20, 2011

More information:

Program: Notes:


Summer Sunrise on the Mississippi (2009)………. Robert Fruehwald (b. 1957)
(clarinet & cd)

Distant Voices (clarinet & cd) (2011)……………………………Robert Fruehwald
(Premiere of revised version)

Andy and Me (clarinet & cd) (2006)……………………………..Robert Fruehwald


Filtrò poi una luce (clarinet & cd) (2011)…………….Andrea Ferrante (b. 1968)

Half Moon at Checkerboard Mesa (1997)………..Phillip Kent Bimstein (b. 1947)
(clarinet & cd)

Southwest Tour 2011
Michael Dean, clarinet


Las Vegas Academy
Las Vegas, Nevada
Recital & Clinic, 11 a.m.
Monday, October 10

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Recital & Master Class, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 12

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Master Class 11:15 a.m. Recital 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 13

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Recital & Master Class, 4 p.m.
Friday, October 14

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Recital & Master Class, 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 16

California Institute of the Arts [CalArts]
Valencia, California
Lecture, 2 p.m., Recital & Master Class, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 17

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
Culver City High School
Culver City, California
Recital, Master Class, & Clinic, 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18

San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Recital, Wednesday, October 19, Noon
Lecture, Thursday, October 20, 3:30 p.m.

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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