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

Carnegie Hall, Eastman, Royal Northern College of Music, NACWPI, and ClarinetFest recital and master class appearances headline Dr. Michael Dean’s extensive and versatile career. He is featured on four commercial CD’s: Mysteries, Desertscape: New Music for Clarinet, Woodwind Music of Robert Fruehwald, Vol. 1, and Red Mesa Trio. Two more CD releases featuring Michael Dean are upcoming: a second CD of Fruehwald's music for woodwinds (Vol. 2) (2014/15) and a new solo CD, Postcards from Silver Lake (2015/16).... He has performed with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Chamber Players, and the Red Mesa Trio. He recently performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.... His articles have appeared in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal, and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he actively writes for his own widely-read clarinet blog, Michael Dean is an active clarinet performer, teacher, and consultant based in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex. 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 illness. He maintains a large private clarinet studio in L.D. Bell Cluster (HEB) and Grapevine-Colleyville. 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, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas at Arlington. His web page,, features video and audio of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He lives in Hurst, Texas with his wife, two children, and golden retriever, Andy.
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