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 “ClarinetMike” 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.” Dr. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Royal Northern College of Music, and Eastman School of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He recently returned for a fourth summer to the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival. He is featured on 6 commercial CD’s including his soon-to-be-released new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube. He was clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He has given more than 500 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, conservatories, conferences, festivals, high schools, junior high schools, and a diverse array of venues. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his noted and widely-read ClarinetMike Blog – viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents, His blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the Internet according to Google Search and a recent ranking on Feedspot. His articles also appear in professional journals such as the Southwestern Musician, The Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). After a successful 20 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is currently an active clarinet and woodwind performer, teacher, clinician, blogger, and consultant based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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