ClarinetMike Blog 7th Anniversary Contest: Subscribe by Email to the Free Blog and WIN A PRIZE!

ClarinetMike says, “Thanks for making the ClarinetMike Blog the #1 Clarinet Blog in the World according to Google Search. Subscribe by Email for Free to the Blog to Never Miss a Post and WIN A PRIZE!”

HISTORY: Early in 2011, Mrs. ClarinetMike said to me, “Hey, you should start a clarinet blog.” And then on March 16, 2011, I posted the following:

Welcome to ClarinetMike Blog!

Hello World! My name is Michael Dean (aka ClarinetMike) and this is my new blog.  I will be posting on all things clarinet (and saxophone, too).  To stay updated you may want to subscribe to my blog by email or RSS – see the buttons to the right. Thanks! Mike


CONTEST: To celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the ClarinetMike Blog and to encourage people to subscribe by email (FREE!),  I’ve decided to run a contest as in years past. (Note: Subscribing by email for free helps ensure you don’t miss a ClarinetMike Blog Post. Facebook is now heavily filtering what it puts out on News Feed, Groups, etc.)

Who? The contest is open to all. FIVE lucky winners will be randomly selected after Friday, March 23. (Note: Some prizes below have travel restrictions.*) Winners will be notified privately and not announced.

What? Possible Prizes include (but not limited to):

Clarinet CD
ClarinetMike Clinic*
ClarinetMike Skype Lesson
Clarinet CD Download Card
ClarinetMike One-Day Residency with Clinics, etc.*
Restaurant Gift Card (at one of ClarinetMike’s Favorites!)

When? Contest begins immediately (right now!) and ends Friday, March 23, 2018 at NOON Central Time USA (5 pm UTC or GMT).

How? To enter the contest, you must subscribe to the ClarinetMike Blog. Go to Email Subscription under the Archives at the bottom right side of this blog post. Just enter your email address in the box and then click “Sign me up!” If you’ve already subscribed by email and want to enter the contest, comment on this post or send me an email (


THANKS! Hey, thanks for making the ClarinetMike Blog the #1 clarinet blog in the world according to Google Search.

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 will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. 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. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas 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, and Bob Ackerman. His web page,, 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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