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 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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