NACWPI 2013 Conference: Virginia Commonwealth University, October 18-19, 2013

nacwpi_newNACWPI Rolls On!

I’m proud to announce that the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) will hold its national conference, NACWPI 2013, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Application procedures for Performance, Lectures and Clinics are available HERE and below. There will also be a  new Collegiate Student Ensemble Competition  – information HERE.

ClarinetMike says, “Professor! STOP what you are doing and apply right now. Yes, get off Facebook, open up Word, type it out, and email it to Patrick Smith at .”

NACWPI 2013 Application Procedures for Performance, Lectures and Clinics

 Application must be electronically postmarked (email) by 11:59pm (edt) on May 15, 2013.

[UPDATE: Application Deadline extended until 12:01am on July 1, 2013.]

1.  Applicants  should send a detailed outline of the proposed presentation along with a one-page curriculum vitae.  Professors and Graduate Students are welcome to apply.

2.  The outline should state the category of the presentation(s) being proposed:

A.  Lecture (25 minutes)

B.  Clinic (25 minutes)

C.  Recital performance (include performance times of works)

3.  Performers (faculty ensembles are strongly encouraged to apply) should an mp3 recording of a performance commensurate with the one proposed.  While the works  proposed are not required on the CD, the recording should  provide a similar performance to that proposed.  The recording should be a maximum of 15 minutes.

4.  NACWPI is going green and the committee will only accept electronic submissions. These can be submitted as doc, rtf, or pdf formats (no docx, please), and recordings can be sent as mp3 files or links to websites.  Contact for more information.

5.  All materials will be adjudicated by a NACWPI committee.

6.  All participants in the proposal must be members of NACWPI.

7.  NACWPI is not responsible for financial arrangements to support any group’s or individual’s expenses.

8.  All performers and presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the nominal registration fee.

9.  Selected proposals to present and perform will be announced by June 15, 2013.

10. Staff pianists will be available for collaboration with those performing solo works for instrument and piano. There will be no extra fee for performing with a staff pianist.

Send email submission to :

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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One Response to NACWPI 2013 Conference: Virginia Commonwealth University, October 18-19, 2013

  1. Pingback: UPDATE: Application Deadline Extended on NACWPI 2013 Conference at VCU | ClarinetMike Blog

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