NEWS! ClarinetMike Invited to Perform and Present at NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2014!!

NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2014 – St. Louis, Missouri USA

NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2014 – St. Louis, Missouri USA

Dr. Scott Pool, Bassoon Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Robert Fruehwald, Composer


Great news! My proposals to perform and present at this fall’s NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2014 have been accepted! The NACWPI sessions will be held on Friday night, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors annual conference is being held in conjunction with the College Music Society Fifty-Sixth National Conference and the 2014 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction.

The NACWPI/CMS recital is a joint recital with Dr. Scott Pool, bassoon professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. One of the works we will be playing is a recent duo for clarinet and bassoon, Hollywood Counterpoint, by composer Robert Fruehwald.

Our joint NACWPI recital will be near the end of our big recital and master class tour of the MidWest (information coming soon!). The follow day, Sunday, November 2,  we will record Fruehwald’s work for a new CD.

In addition to the recital, my lecture, “Preparation and Effort: The Concepts of John Wooden Applied to Music Instruction and Performing” was accepted for presentation at the conference.

Watch this Blog for more details concerning the NACWPI recital & lecture and our big tour of the MidWest.

ClarinetMike says, “Meet me in Saint Louis!”

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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