ClarinetFest 2016 Preliminary Schedule Posted Online: ClarinetMike Performs on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm!

Dr. Michael Dean, "ClarinetMike" Performs with Todd Oxford at ClarinetFest!

Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Performs with Saxophonist Todd Oxford at ClarinetFest 2016!

The preliminary schedule for the International Clarinet Association’s HUGE Five-Day ClarinetFest 2016 is now available online at the ICA website: CLICK HERE and go to the PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE link.

ClarinetFest 2016 will be this coming August 3-7, 2016 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. As previously posted, I will be performing with Todd Oxford, saxophone professor at Texas State University. Our clarinet and saxophone duo, Duo 35, will be performing on Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre on the campus of the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

ClarinetMike says, “GO to ClarinetFest 2016!”


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 2017. 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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