Midwest Tour 2014: Music and Venues

Midwest Tour 2014 “New Music for Clarinet and Bassoon”

Midwest Tour 2014 “New Music for Clarinet and Bassoon”

As mentioned recently HERE, bassoonist Scott Pool and I will soon be giving recitals and master classes together on a tour of the Midwest. Below are the works we’ll be performing and the itinerary. Follow all the action on our Midwest Tour 2014 Facebook Page HERE.

ClarinetMike says, “ROCK!”

Midwest Tour 2014
“New Music for Clarinet and Bassoon
Michael Dean, clarinet

Scott Pool, bassoon


Summer Sunrise on the Mississippi (2009) Robert Fruehwald (b. 1957) (clarinet & cd)

Parable for Solo Bassoon (1969) Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) 

Hollywood Counterpoint (clarinet & bassoon) (2014) Robert Fruehwald
Immoral Beloved
Miracle on Wilshire Boulevard
The Kentuckian


Andy and Me (clarinet & cd) (2006) Robert Fruehwald

Get It! (solo bassoon) (2011) Gene Koshinski (b.1980)

Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon (1922/1945) Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Easy Winners (1901) Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Arranged by Bill Holcombe



Horn High School, Mesquite, Texas
Preview Recital and Clinics, 8:45 a.m.
Monday, October 20

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Clarinet Master Class 3 p.m., Recital 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Clarinet/Bassoon Master Class 1:10 p.m., Recital 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Bassoon Master Class 5:15 p.m., Recital 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Recital Lecture/Demonstration 2:30 p.m., Recital 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 30

NACWPI/College Music Society 2014 National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
Lecture 7:30 p.m. and Recital 8:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31

Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
CD Recording Session
Sunday, November 2, 7 p.m.


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: clarinetmike.wordpress.com. 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, clarinetmike.com, 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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