Find Clarinet Stuff on WorldCat.org

Here is an excellent way to find clarinet music, books, recordings, etc.: WorldCat.org. (Actually, you can find pretty much anything.)

Worldcat.org is online catalog of 1. 5 billions items contained in the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories (as per the WorldCat.org site and Wikipedia).

It is easy to use (at least in the USA). At WorldCat.org, just type in what you are looking for in the Search Everything box and a list of items will appear. Click on the correct item you want and a list of the nearest libraries that have it will pop up.

Take the newly-acquired information on your item to your local university library (or most any library) and they will help you do Interlibrary loan.  (You may also be able to call or email your library.) At my university it takes a week or two to get things, but once it arrives they usually give you three weeks with the item (more with renewals).  (Interlibrary loan is  a powerful tool that no one ever thinks about.) Be aware they may charge you a small fee, but very often it is free, especially for students and faculty.

For example, I just did a WorldCat.org search on the wonderful, but, very unfortunately, out of print Leon Russianoff Clarinet Method. It is available at the Murray State University Library, 84 miles from my house in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Of course, not all items at all libraries circulate, but you can most likely find a library out there somewhere that will help you out.

ClarinetMike says, “Check it out!”

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 2017. 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, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed 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, clarinetmike.com, 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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