Join New NACWPI LinkedIn Group!

Join the NACWPI LinkedIn Group!

Join the NACWPI LinkedIn Group!

At the encouragement of the NACWPI President, I’ve created a LinkedIn Group for NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors). Join HERE.

As mentioned in a PREVIOUS POST, LinkedIn is hot in the business world and a lot of musicians and music organizations are getting on it.  The key thing about LinkedIn is that, unlike Facebook, it is focused entirely on business. I’ve noticed that many music people who are not on Facebook have profiles on LinkedIn.

This NACWPI LinkedIn Group joins and the NACWPI Facebook group as an important place to get news on upcoming NACWPI events. Also, the group, as do other professional LinkedIn groups, provides a forum for NACWPI members (and others) to post and discuss topics related to wind and percussion performance and instruction.

The purpose of the NACWPI LinkedIn Group is to support the mission of NACWPI as detailed below.

Click HERE to visit and join the new NACWPI LinkedIn Group!

ClarinetMike says, “Check it out!”


The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors is a forum for communication within the profession of applied music on the college campus. The Association is composed of university, college, and conservatory teachers and is dedicated to:
1) Encouraging and developing more effective teaching of wind and percussion instruments on the college level.
2) Providing the efficient interchange of information, ideas, and materials among the members.
3) Encouraging the publication, recording, composition, and distribution of good music for wind and percussion instruments.
4) Fostering the development and manufacture of the best in wind and percussion instruments.
5) Coordinating the activities of the membership with other groups having common interests.
6) Encouraging the performance of solo and chamber music in which wind or percussion instruments have significant roles.


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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