Win A Prize! ICA Membership Drive

(From an ICA email today)

International Clarinet Association Fall 2012 Membership Drive!

The ICA is holding a membership drive from September 1st through the end of the year and is offering some fantastic prizes donated by the below generous companies and persons.

If you join, renew or extend your membership anytime between September 1st and December 31st, 2012, your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of these fantastic prizes.

Join, renew or extend your membership now and save – the ICA will be raising dues for the first time in six years beginning January 1, 2013. The modest increase of $10 a year for regular membership and $5 for student members will allow the ICA to continue providing the highest quality membership benefits, including The Clarinet journal, published four times a year, plus competitions, conferences and website resources.

To join, renew or extend your membership go to


– A MoBa Clarinet Barrel (winner chooses wood and length) from Backun Musical Services,

– Master’s Mouthpiece & Ligature (CL4 or CL5 – winner’s choice) plus 5 boxes of either V12 or 56 rue Lepic Reeds (winner’s choice) from Vandoren,

– New Reserve Model Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece from Rico,

– Two registrations to the 2013 or 2014 ClarinetFests® (does not include travel or lodging),  ICA Board of Directors’ Membership Drive Prize,

– 7″ model Kindle Fire HD from Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.,

– A Mouthpiece Restoration/Refacing from Behn Mouthpieces,

– ReedGeek Universal Reed Tool & T-Shirt package fromReedGeek, Inc.,

– Score library from Lauren Kaiser Music, including four editions edited by Charles Neidich (Rossini, Cavallini, Weber and JeanJean) and two Richard Stoltzman editions (Brahms and Schubert),

ClarinetMike says, “ICA RULES! Stop what you are doing and JOIN/RENEW RIGHT NOW!”

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 Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. 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. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas 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, and Bob Ackerman. 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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