ClarinetFest 2016: Proposals Deadline is September 30th, 2015

ClarinetFest 2016:  August 3-7, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas USA

ClarinetFest 2016: August 3-7, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas USA

ICA ROLLS ON! ClarinetFest 2016! Just received the below in an email from the International Clarinet Association. ClarinetMike says, “Apply!”



ClarinetFest® 2016 – INSPIRATIONS
Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th, 2016

ClarinetFest® 2016 will take place in Lawrence, Kansas USA, August 3rd-7th. The Artist Leadership Team for the festival includes Stephanie Zelnick, Lynn Fryer and Robert Walzel. The conference will be presented in partnership with the University of Kansas School of Music.

ClarinetFest® 2016 will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Kansas. There are several housing options, including The Oread Hotel, which is located immediately adjacent to campus. Murphy Hall, home of the KU School of Music, will be the center for conference activities and exhibits. Lawrence, located less than an hour’s drive from Kansas City, has an abundance of acclaimed restaurants, as well as interesting shops and late night establishments.

ICA members desiring to submit performance/presentation proposals for ClarinetFest® 2016 should complete and submit the Application Form with requisite supporting materials. The Call-for-Proposals Application Form can be downloaded from the ICA website:

APPLICATION DEADLINE – September 30, 2015

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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