NEWS! ClarinetMike Invited to Perform at ClarinetFest 2014!!

Robert Fruehwald

Composer Robert Fruehwald

Great news! I found out yesterday that my proposal to perform at the BIG International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2014 next summer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was accepted! I’m very honored – the ICA received over 200 applications to perform and present at the conference!

My proposal is to premiere a new commission work for clarinet and bassoon by composer Robert Fruehwald.

Joining me on the premiere of the duo will be Dr. Scott Pool, bassoon professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The acceptance note included this info on the performance:

Lagniappe Recital #14
Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Shaver Theater at the Music and Dramatic Arts Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ClarinetMike says, “Clarinets and Cajun Food – Let’s Geaux!”

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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4 Responses to NEWS! ClarinetMike Invited to Perform at ClarinetFest 2014!!

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