Ciao! As I write this, I’m in the northern Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy finishing up a great time as Clarinet Artist Faculty at the Orfeo Music Festival. I leave Italy tomorrow for Germany and will be flying back home to Texas on Tuesday.
As previously posted, this coming Friday I’ll be giving a big clarinet clinic at the Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic/Convention 2016: CLARINET POWER! Upgrade with Powerful Clarinet Pedagogy (details below). The clinic will be on Friday, July 22 at 5 pm – at “Taco Time!” right after the closing of the exhibit hall! Before you consume a mountain of Mexican Food on the River Walk, come get some CLARINET POWER! I can’t wait to get a Alps-Sized mountain of Mexican Food myself!
Also, if possible, bring a clarinet with you to the CLARINET POWER! clinic as this will be a hands-on clinic. You can install some CLARINET POWER! immediately!
CLARINET POWER! Upgrade with Powerful Clarinet Pedagogy
Friday, July 22, 2016, 5 pm, Room: CC 214AB
Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic/Convention 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
Clinician: Dr. Michael Dean
Middle School Track High School Track
TBA Clinic Description: During this clinic, clarinet basics will be discussed such as embouchure, voicing, articulation, relaxation, posture, and sound projection. There will be a special emphasis on the “Single Lip-Double Lip” embouchure and related embouchure tips. This is a hands-on clinic, so bring your clarinet to the class! [Click Here for fuller clinic description.]
Dr. Michael Dean Bio: American clarinetist and BG France Performing Artist Dr. Michael Dean performs and teaches across the USA and abroad. His performing and teaching have been praised as “dynamic,” “wonderful,” “consummate performer,” “inspirational,” “outstanding teacher,” “super” and “brilliant performer.” His extensive career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, Royal Northern College of Music, Eastman School of Music, ClarinetFest and NACWPI. In July, he will be Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the Orfeo Music Festival 2016 in Vipiteno, Italy. He is featured on five commercial CD’s and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony and has also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players and the Red Mesa Trio. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal, and The Bandmasters’ Review. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his widely-read clarinet blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com. His ClarinetMike Blog has been viewed in 147+ countries on 6 continents. He is an active clarinet performer, clinician, private teacher, and consultant based in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. He was 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. 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, Carol Jessup, Phil Aaholm, Jess Youngblood and Bob Ackerman. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video and audio of his teaching and performing. Mike and his family reside in Hurst, Texas.