NACWPI National Conference 2016: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

NACWPI Rolls On!  As a past president and former officer on the NACWPI National Board, I am proud to pass along the announcement below.

ClarinetMike says, “APPLY! And, check out the video below the announcement!”

NACWPI National Conference 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Call For Applications: Performances/Lectures/Clinics

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) will hold its National Conference 2016 during the College Music Society’s Fifty-Ninth National Conference on October 27–29, 2016, at the Eldorado Hotel and Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The 2016 National Conferences of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), and Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL) will also be held in conjunction with the CMS and NACWPI conferences.

Application Procedures

Application must be electronically postmarked (email) by 11:59pm (CST) on March 25, 2016.

1. Applicants should send a detailed outline of the proposed presentation along with a one-page curriculum vitae. Professors and Graduate Students are welcome to apply.
2. The outline should state the category of the presentation(s) being proposed:
3. Lecture (25 minutes)
4. Clinic (25 minutes)
5. Recital performance (include performance times of works)
6. Performers (faculty ensembles are strongly encouraged to apply) should send an mp3 recording of a performance commensurate with the one proposed. While the works proposed are not required on the recording, the recording should provide a similar performance to that proposed. The recording should be a maximum of 15 minutes.
7. NACWPI is going green and the committee will only accept electronic submissions. These can be submitted as doc, rtf, or pdf formats (no docx, please), and recordings can be sent as mp3 files or links to websites. Contact for more information.
8. All materials will be adjudicated by the NACWPI National Board.
9. All participants in the proposal must be members of NACWPI.
10. NACWPI is not responsible for financial arrangements to support any group’s or individual’s expenses.
11. All performers and presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the nominal registration fee of 50 dollars.
12. Selected proposals to present and perform will be announced no later than April 22, 2016.

Send email submission to:

For general information: CLICK HERE.

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: 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,, 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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