NACWPI 2012 National Conference!

Ken Broadway, Patrick Smith, & Michael Walsh

This past Saturday, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors [NACWPI] held their national conference, NACWPI 2012, in San Diego, California at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt!  The conference was in collaboration with the annual meeting of the College Music Society (CMS). This gathering was also held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

NACWPI 2012 was a terrific conference! The performances and presentations were just outstanding. Here is a link to pictures of the performers and presenters from the conference. The pictures also have information on works performed and topics presented. 

Co-Directing the conference was my final duty as an officer of NACWPI. I’ve been honored to serve as an officer these past six years. I am very happy to report that the leadership of NACWPI is in great hands with an outstanding board! Pictured above is our new NACWPI Executive Board. 

ClarinetMike says, “Join NACWPI and get involved!”

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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