ClarinetMike in Italy 2017!

ClarinetMike in the medieval town of Vipiteno, Italy, home of the Orfeo Music Festival.

Later this week I’m off to Europe! As previously posted, I’m returning this summer as Clarinet Artist in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful medieval town of Vipiteno, Italy in the heart of the Italian Alps. AND, this summer, Mrs. ClarinetMike will be going with me as we celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! In addition to Vipiteno, Italy, we will spend a few days in Munich, Germany and then 4 days in Rome!! Below is the itinerary, the works that I’ll be performing at Orfeo, and a video clip from last year.

ClarinetMike says, “I’ve created a NEW “ClarinetMike In Italy 2017” Facebook Page. Please GO TO THIS PAGE and “Like” and “Follow” it to get all the latest info, pictures, videos, and glib commentary on our big trip! CLICK HERE.”

ClarinetMike’s Trip Itinerary

July 1-3, Munich, Germany

July 3-6, Rome, Italy

July 6-20, Orfeo Music Festival, Vipiteno, Italy

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ClarinetMike’s Repertoire to Perform at Orfeo Music Festival

Chocolates by James Grant with pianist Jeremy Samolesky
Bittersweet
Triple Mocha Indulgence

Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla with pianist Faina Lushtak

Ave Maria by Douglas Townsend with soprano Janet Hock and pianist Sherry Song

Just A Thought by James Grant with pianist Michael Rickman (open rehearsal, etc.)

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ClarinetMike Performing Last Year at Orfeo Music Festival

About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise and acclaim 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. Michael 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, Canada, Spain, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He is currently planning an international recital and master class tour of Israel for spring 2022. He is on the faculty of the international Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence. Michael Dean performs as principal clarinetist with the Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble and Duo 35 with saxophonist Todd Oxford. He performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Abilene Opera, Southeast Chamber Players, and Red Mesa Trio. As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he has commissioned, premiered, edited, toured with, and recorded new and lesser-known clarinet works. He is featured on 6 commercial CDs, including the soon-to-be-released Postcards from Silver Lake CD. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube and Facebook. He has given more than 600 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, colleges, conservatories, festivals, conferences, and high schools. His ClarinetMike Blog and ClarinetMike QuickTips are widely read on the internet and social media and viewed in more than 150 countries on 6 continents. His articles also appear in professional journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, The Bandmasters’ Review, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former National Board Officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). A committed teacher and noted pedagogue, Dr. Dean’s students enjoy successful careers as professional performers, educators, and administrators and are consistently accepted into prestigious university music schools. They consistently win awards and distinctions at competitions and festivals including solo & ensemble, all-region, all-state, and various concerto and other competitions. After a successful 20 years of teaching the clarinet and music 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, 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, Philip Aaholm, Carol Jessup, and Jesse Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is clarinetmike.com. Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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