TEXAS-SIZED NEWS! Clarinet Colloquium 2015: Downtown Dallas, Texas, June 11-13, 2015

Clarinet Colloquium 2015, Dallas, Texas

Downtown Dallas, Texas USA – Site of Clarinet Colloquium 2015 – June 11-13, 2015

Just found out that downtown Dallas, Texas is going to be the location of a world-class clarinet conference in June 2015!  Dr. Mary Druhan is moving (and enhancing) her regional Texas Clarinet Colloquium to downtown Dallas, Texas! Since the renowned OU Clarinet Symposium has run its remarkable course, it will be a great thing to have a similar conference in early June.  (It will be especially cool for ME, since it is 30 minutes from my house!!).

CLICK HERE for the Official Facebook Page. More information coming soon.

ClarinetMike says, “YES!!!”

FYI, below is a note Dr. Druhan sent me about it (used with her permission):


Thank you for asking about the [regional] Texas Clarinet Colloquium moving to June.

I have known for quite some time that this event has become too large and too complicated for me to be able to juggle during the regular school year. One of our recent events hosted more than 275 people to our rural, regional campus.

When members of the music industry were notified that the OU Clarinet Symposium was going to be discontinued indefinitely, I was contacted about providing an opportunity for exhibitors and vendors to maintain visibility at a national summer conference.

As it happened my university announced the purchase of instructional space in downtown Dallas just days before. We are fortunate that this space is located directly next to beautiful concert venues and hotels.

While the task is daunting, I  am thankful to have an incredible team and a boss who is completely supportive of this project. The coordination and scheduling of the event has gone incredibly smoothly so far and we are really excited about the event that is unfolding!

We are so very grateful to all of the clarinetists and members of the music community who have stepped up and volunteered to help with the event.

Many thanks to you for asking about how our event has transformed and helping us to get the word out about June!

NOTE: The picture above is from Wikimedia Commons and is available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dallas_at_Night_from_South.jpg

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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8 Responses to TEXAS-SIZED NEWS! Clarinet Colloquium 2015: Downtown Dallas, Texas, June 11-13, 2015

  1. Jerry krumbholz says:

    Does this mean no colloquium in Feb.? I am thrilled and wish you success in this new venture. I’ll be there for one.

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  3. Mary D says:

    Hello, Jerry!
    We still have the February event and it is still free and open to all clarinetists. There’s information on the group “Texas Clarinet Colloquium”

    That event will be the final one that we host during the rush of the academic calendar. Our efforts will move to June from there onward!

    I hope to see you in June! Thanks for supporting us ❤️

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  5. Kristi Sturgeon says:

    Hi. I’don’t like some brochures or website links to this event. I am very interested in attending, and I also have many students and friends who will be interested as well. Thanks!

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