Dr. Jun Qian Clarinet Master Class at L.D. Bell High School, Hurst, Texas

Dr. Jun Qian, Clarinet Professor, Baylor University

Dr. Jun Qian will work with clarinet students from L.D. Bell High School (including some of mine) on the 2012 Texas All-State music in a free and open master class. The master class will be on Thursday, October 25 at 4:15 pm in a room near the band hall at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. The address is 1601 Brown Trail, Hurst, TX 76054. The band hall is on the south part of the high school campus facing Highway 183.

Dr. Jun Qian, Chinese-born American clarinetist, joined the music faculty at Baylor University as the clarinet professor, and the Waco Symphony as principal clarinetist, in fall 2012. Qian won first prize in the Orchestral Excerpts Competition and third prize in the Solo Competition at the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in 1997.  He is the first artist in the history of the ICA to receive prizes in both competitions in the same year. He is also an endorsing artist for the Paris-based Selmer Company in France. Qian is the former principal clarinetist of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China and served as music theory teacher at Eastman School of Music in the USA. In 2001, he made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1.  He is the first Chinese wind concerto soloist to ever perform in this hall. Currently, he is working on a solo CD titled “East Meets West”.  This CD will be the first professional recording of music for clarinet and piano by well-known Chinese composers.  Qian holds a BM from Baylor University, and a MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music. For complete bio, click HERE.

For more information contact me at clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com or 682-888-7639.

NOTE: This program has been made possible through a grant from Conn-Selmer, Inc.

ClarinetMike says, “It’s going to be fun!”

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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2 Responses to Dr. Jun Qian Clarinet Master Class at L.D. Bell High School, Hurst, Texas

  1. Donna Wiles-Noyes says:

    I love Dr. Qian! His humor and teaching style were a huge hit with my former students that went on to study with him at St. Olaf. What a wonderful addition he is to Baylor.

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