TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2017-2018 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Posted!

ClarinetMike says, “Take Private Lessons With A Good Teacher!”

Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2017-2018 were posted at TMEA.org. The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE.  BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website that has the audition information for soprano and low clarinets.

Even though I’m here in Munich, Germany finishing up my big trip to Europe, I’ve already started to break down the audition music for private lessons, all-state clinics and such.

Here’s 5 practice tips to get you started:

1 Have a balanced practice routine as you work on the all-state music that includes spending time on basics and scales. My practice routine is available HERE.

2 Work on tonguing every day. Check out my “Betty” post.

3 Go slowly and learn the rhythm correctly the first time and every time.

4 DYNAMICS!, DYNAMICS!!, DYNAMICS!!! every step of the way! Check out my ADD BOLD DYNAMICS! post.

5 Take private lessons with a good teacher or if one is not available in your area, at least read this blog.  I will post more helps on the all-state etudes on my ClarinetMike Blog in coming weeks. (FYI, I offer Skype lessons.)


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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One Response to TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2017-2018 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Posted!

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