ClarinetMike in ITALY!

ClarinetMike says, "Come to the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps! Great Performing and Learning Opportunities in July 2016 with Lessons, Coaching and Fun with ClarinetMike!"

ClarinetMike says, “Come to the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps! Great Performing and Learning Opportunities in July 2016 with Lessons, Coaching and Fun with ClarinetMike!”

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. Please contact me for more information or if you have questions – email or click HERE.


Participation: A variety of students attend the Orfeo Music Festival. The majority are college and high school students, but there are also younger as well as talented adult amateurs/others. There is a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie at the Festival. Whether serious conservatory student or adult amateur, students enjoy learning from faculty, from nature, and from each other. Most Festival participants are American, but there is a definite international flavor with students from Germany, England, Australia, Korea, and other countries. (from Orfeo oboist Stephen Caplan’s informative Orfeo page: see HERE.)

Application:  Click HERE. The deadline for application form and fee is February 10 (supporting materials can be sent within a week). (After February 10: inquire HERE.)  I am happy to help you with applying, just contact me:

Scholarships: Some limited scholarships are available, based on merit. Click HERE for more information.

Pictures: Click HERE for a picture gallery – a couple are below.

The Orfeo Music Festival is in Vipitino, Italy in the Italian Alps.

The Orfeo Music Festival is in the city of Vipiteno, Italy in the Italian Alps.

The Orfeo Music Festival is in the town of Vipiteno, Italy in the Italian Alps.

The beauful city of Vipiteno, Italy is surrounded by stunning Alpine mountains.


About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise and acclaim 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. Michael 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, Canada, Spain, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He is currently planning an international recital and master class tour of Israel for spring 2023. He is on the faculty of the international Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence. Michael Dean performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble, Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Abilene Opera, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35 with saxophonist Todd Oxford. As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he has commissioned, premiered, edited, toured with, and recorded new and lesser-known clarinet works. He is featured on 6 commercial CDs, including the soon-to-be-released Postcards from Silver Lake CD. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube and Facebook. He has given more than 800 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, colleges, conservatories, festivals, conferences, and high schools. His ClarinetMike Blog and ClarinetMike QuickTips are widely read on the internet and social media and viewed in more than 150 countries on 6 continents. His articles also appear in professional journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, The Bandmasters’ Review, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former National Board Officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). A committed teacher and noted pedagogue, Dr. Dean’s students enjoy successful careers as professional performers, educators, and administrators and are consistently accepted into prestigious university music schools. They consistently win awards and distinctions at competitions and festivals including solo & ensemble, all-region, all-state, and various concerto and other competitions. After a successful 20+ years of teaching the clarinet and music 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, 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, Philip Aaholm, Carol Jessup, and Jesse Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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