2018 Clarinet Colloquium Schedule of Events

ClarinetMike says, “GO!”

Below is the performing and class schedule for the upcoming FREE 2018 Clarinet Colloquium (link) at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Hats off to Dr. Mary Druhan and all the great folks at TAMUC plus the great sponsors! (NOTE: the schedule and guest line-up are subject to change.)

Recital Schedule (link)

Friday, March 2 Opening Recital



Saturday, March 3 Recitals

9:00 AM Vanessa Davis – Color Studies: Lost Gems for Clarinet Alone

10:00 AM Cecilia Kang – Contemporary Duo Works by American Composers

11:00 AM Lucas Willsie – Unaccompanied Dances for bass clarinet


1:00 PM Duo Esplanade

2:00 PM David Cook – American Music for Solo Clarinet

3:00 PM Christopher Nichols – James M. Stephenson: Original Works and Transcriptions for Clarinet and Piano

4:00 PM Boja Kragulj – The Music of Rachel Matthews

5:30 PM Combined Clarinet Choir and TAMUC Clarinet Choir Performances (wear school shirts)

Saturday, March 3 Closing Recital



Schedule of Classes (link)

The 2018 Clarinet Colloquium will feature a number of classes and lectures for participants to choose from. The schedule is subject to change.

In addition to these classes, middle school students are invited to attend workshops specifically to help them with Clarinet skills at 12:30 and 1:30 with Judi Altstatt and Karen Bronson, respectively.

All students are invited to perform as a member of the Clarinet Colloquium clarinet choir. Rehearsal begins at 8:15 Saturday morning. The clarinet choir will be performing for friends and family in the recital starting at 5:30 PM.

Band directors and private teachers who are interested in learning more about how to teach clarinet are invited to attend classes with Dr. Jody Webb, Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at TAMUC and clarinet teacher for Marcus High School and by Dr. Mary Alice Druhan, Professor of Clarinet at TAMUC. For availability and continuing education credit, please contact Dr. Druhan directly at Mary.Druhan@TAMUC.edu before January 15th. Thank you!

Saturday, March 3 Classes:

9:30 AM Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans & Julie Linder-Gaulin – Level up Your Tonguing: articulation concepts for the advancing middle school student

10:30 AM Janette Harriott – Embracing the Whole Clarinetist: Ignite Your Musician’s Chi

11:30 AM Jim Marshall – Formative Fundamentals: An Approach to Private and Group Clarinet Study

2:30 PM Julie Miller – Making Your Experience with a Collaborative Pianist Both Enjoyable and Productive

3:30 PM Raphael Sanders – Improving Your Tone: using your ears and drills for best results

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 Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he returned to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. 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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