SUPER COOL POSTER for ClarinetMike In Italy 2018!

ClarinetMike says, “Come Study Clarinet in the Italian Alps at the Orfeo Music Festival in July 2018!”

ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 5-19, 2018.

Poster! Above is a poster I had made up to support my residency at Orfeo 2018. An easy-to-print copy of the poster is available on my clarinetmike.com website: CLICK HERE. I’ve also had some printed – if you want one, I’ll mail you one for free. Just drop me a note CLICK HERE.

Who? YOU! Who should apply to go to Orfeo 2018? University, conservatory and graduate students, advanced high school students, talented amateurs, and teachers looking for professional development should apply. Please contact me if you have questions or want help with applying: email me at clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE.

Check It Out! Orfeo Music Festival 2018 Website!  www.orfeomusicfestival.com.

Friends! A variety of students attend the Orfeo Music Festival. The majority are university and high school students, but there are also younger as well as talented adult amateurs/others. There is a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie at the Festival. Most Festival participants are American, but there is a definite international flavor with faculty and students from Russia, Austria, China, Germany, England, Australia, Korea, and other countries.

Join Me On Facebook!  Check out and join my official ClarinetMike In Italy 2018! Facebook Event page. I’ll be posting application information, pictures, video and all kinds of cool stuff about Orfeo 2018! CLICK HERE.

Apply!  CLICK HERE. There is an Early Bird Discount if tuition is paid by January 15, 2018. Regular application deadline is March 1, 2018. However, registration accepted until about April 15, 2018 with higher fees.   I am happy to help you with applying, just contact me: clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE.

Scholarships! Some limited merit-based scholarships are available. CLICK HERE for more information.

Fee Table! How much does Orfeo 2018 cost? CLICK HERE.

Perform! Below I’m performing at this past summer’s Orfeo Music Festival 2017 in Vipiteno, Italy. I’m performing Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion with my fabulous colleague, Faina Lushtak, at the Chiesa di Santa Margherita in Vipiteno, Italy – an early Tyrolian Baroque church built in the 1670’s with an old bell tower first mentioned in 1337.

ClarinetMike says, “Please post and forward my super cool ‘ClarinetMike In Italy 2018’ poster and this blog post to all 7.6 billion people in the world plus interested others on nearby planets.”

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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