ClarinetMike Blog 2016 Annual Report

ClarinetMike says, “Happy New Year! Thanks for reading my ClarinetMike Blog!”

ClarinetMike says, “Happy New Year! Thanks for reading my ClarinetMike Blog!”

ClarinetMike Blog 2016 Annual Report.

Summary of 2016:

  • One of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet: A quick search on Google today listed it 3rd behind only Richard Stoltzman’s blog and THE Clarinet Blog.
  • 61 new posts
  • 51,953 views (24,000+ outside the USA)
  • Viewed in 130 countries on 6 continents with top viewership from USA, Brazil, Turkey, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, Australia, Portugal, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Paraguay, India, Japan, Singapore, Columbia, Hong Kong SAR China, Finland, Romania, New Zealand, and South Africa. (The blog did not get a view from Vatican City as it did two years ago!)

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, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed 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, clarinetmike.com, 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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