NEWS! ClarinetMike Clinic at Texas Bandmasters Convention in July 2016!


ClarinetMike says, “Mark you calendars and I’ll see in you San Antonio!”

NEWS! Just received an official invitation to give a clarinet clinic at the 69th Annual Texas Bandmasters Association Convention/Clinic on July 21-24, 2016. TBA will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on the banks of the River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio, Texas. Below is the clinic title and description.

Clinic Title: CLARINET POWER! Upgrade with Powerful Clarinet Pedagogy
Clinic Description: Clarinet basics will be discussed such as embouchure, voicing, articulation, relaxation, posture, sound projection, etc. There will be a special emphasis on the “Single Lip Double Lip” embouchure and related embouchure tips. “Single Lip Double Lip” is a new term Dr. Michael Dean uses to describe the embouchure he has developed based on his study of the ideas of master teacher Joe Allard. “Single Lip Double Lip” is a single lip embouchure that gives the benefits of both single and double lip embouchures. There will also be an emphasis on tone, tuning, and sound projection in solo, soli, and ensemble playing. This is a hands-on clinic, so bring your clarinet to the class. There will be time for questions and answers.


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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2 Responses to NEWS! ClarinetMike Clinic at Texas Bandmasters Convention in July 2016!

  1. Pingback: Texas Bandmasters Convention Schedule Posted: Come to ClarinetMike’s TBA Clinic on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5 pm! | ClarinetMike Blog

  2. Pingback: Come to ClarinetMike’s CLARINET POWER! Clinic at the Texas Bandmasters Convention on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5 pm! | ClarinetMike Blog

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