FIVE! ClarinetMike Blog Celebrates FIVE Years! Enter Contest to Win one of FIVE Free Clarinet CD’s by March 25, 2016!

ClarinetMike Recording a CD!

ClarinetMike Recording a CD.

FIVE years ago today on March 16, 2011 I made my first ClarinetMike Blog post:


Welcome to ClarinetMike Blog!

Hello World! My name is Michael Dean (aka ClarinetMike) and this is my new blog.  I will be posting on all things clarinet (and saxophone, too).  To stay updated you may want to subscribe to my blog by email or RSS – see the buttons to the right. Thanks! Mike


To celebrate ClarinetMike Blog’s FIVE-Year Anniversary (and for PR Purposes!) I’ve decided to have a contest as in past years. This year I’m giving away FIVE FREE Clarinet CD’s! FIVE random winners will each win a FREE copy of my recent CD.

How to enter to win one of FIVE FREE clarinet CD’s:

Subscribe to my blog by email (click the button to the lower right of this – Sign me up!) or just post a comment to this blog posting.

(NOTE: If you subscribe with RSS you will need to notify me with a comment or email, etc.,  so that you will be eligible to win a CD. )

FYI, if you already subscribe by email, etc., just send me an email to be entered.

To be eligible, you must subscribe or post a comment or email me or Facebook message me (etc.!) between NOW and 11:59 pm CDT (GMT-5) on Friday, March 25, 2016.

One entry per person. I will notify the winners soon after the contest. Past winners ARE eligible to participate.

Please repost this and forward to your friends!

ClarinetMike says, “Thanks so much for reading my ClarinetMike Blog these past five years!”

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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16 Responses to FIVE! ClarinetMike Blog Celebrates FIVE Years! Enter Contest to Win one of FIVE Free Clarinet CD’s by March 25, 2016!

  1. Mark says:

    Sign me up! I like free CD’s. 🙂

  2. How wonderful! Please count me in.

  3. Terri stroble says:

    learning again after many years. these cds would be great

  4. I won the January 25 TCU recital CD, and I gave enjoyed listening to it. BTW: Alec Wilder was a friend of mine.

    I’m going for CD (victory) #2.

  5. Robert Felman says:

    Hi Clarinet Mike!

  6. Massimo Modena says:

    Hi Mike! I’d like to win your Cd!

  7. Linda Dreier says:

    Please enter me in the drawing for a CD

    Your teaching posts have been so helpful to me – a senior citizen clarinet player who has the blessings of playing in a wonderful community band.

    Thank you!!

    Linda Dreier

    Sent from my iPad

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