Monthly Archives: November 2015

ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist

ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist Below is a checklist I’ve developed based on years of giving recitals, clinics, master classes, presentations, etc. Every jury, audition, performance, clinic, etc. is different, so focus on the ones below that apply to your situation. Be Organized and … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike in ITALY!

BIG NEWS! I’ve just accepted an appointment to be Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy next summer, July 3-17, 2016.  Below is information on the Orfeo Music Festival. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

Below are some common-sense tips on dealing with performance anxiety. They were previously published HERE and HERE. Performance Anxiety Tips by Michael Dean [NOTE: This information is based on the lecture presentation, “Perspectives on Performance Anxiety,” given by the author at the UMEA conference in … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Music Preparation Kit

Here in Texas and across the USA, high school and jr. high school clarinet students are busily preparing audition music for various city, district, region, and state competitions. Also, college and university students are busy getting ready for music juries. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Improve Your Sound – PROJECT!

The below will help a student (or pro!) sound better on any performance, including a music jury or an ALL-STATE AUDITION.  ClarinetMike says, “Project Your Sound!” Clarinet Sound Projection by Dr. Michael Dean “Andy! Pretend I’m on the back row … Continue reading

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