ClarinetFest 2017 Orlando, Florida: Proposal Deadline is September 30th, 2016

Experience Universal Orlando Resort?s two world-class theme parks and vacation like you mean it!

ClarinetFest® 2017 will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton at entrance to Universal Orlando.

ClarinetFest 2017 will be July 26-30, 2017 at the beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton at the entrance to the Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida!  Check out the below information from the International Clarinet Association on applying to perform or present at ClarinetFest 2017! ClarinetMike says, “Apply!”


2017 Call for Submissions Deadline is September 30th!

Have you marked your calendar for ClarinetFest® 2017, July 26th-30th? ClarinetFest® 2017 will be held at the beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton at the entrance to the Universal Orlando theme park. The affordable sleeping room rates will include complimentary wi-fi, and plenty of dining options are available at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk restaurants. Everyone will enjoy plenty of Florida sunshine, and even a brief summer rain shower or two won’t dampen our spirits or the proceedings. All conference events and exhibits will take place in the spacious and fully air conditioned conference wing of the hotel. Submissions for presentations at ClarinetFest® 2017 are due by September 30th.

The ICA is using a website called to receive submissions for ClarinetFest® 2017. In order to “start an application” on the Acceptd website, you must first create a login that is separate from your ICA website login. If you experience any difficulties with the Acceptd website, their customer support number is 1-888-725-2122 ext. 2, or you may use the green “help” button on the left of the screen.

SAVE THE DATES, July 26th-30th, 2017, we hope to see you there!


About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” 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.” Dr. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Royal Northern College of Music, and Eastman School of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He recently returned for a fourth summer to the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival. He is featured on 6 commercial CD’s including his soon-to-be-released new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube. He was clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He has given more than 500 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, conservatories, conferences, festivals, high schools, junior high schools, and a diverse array of venues. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his noted and widely-read ClarinetMike Blog – viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents, His blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the Internet according to Google Search and a recent ranking on Feedspot. His articles also appear in professional journals such as the Southwestern Musician, The Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). After a successful 20 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is currently an active clarinet and woodwind performer, teacher, clinician, blogger, and consultant based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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