2018 Annual Report: ClarinetMike Blog is the #1 Clarinet Blog!

ClarinetMike says, “Happy New Year! THANKS for reading the blog!”

ClarinetMike Blog 2018 Annual Report

Hey! Hope you are enjoying some time off during the holidays. Below is a brief summary of 2018 for the ClarinetMike Blog:

  • The ClarinetMike Blog is one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet.  Google Search lists it as the #1 search hit on “clarinet blog.” Also, back in May, Top 20 Clarinet Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2019 listed the ClarinetMike Blog as #1.

  • 46 posts

  • 65,000+ views (15,000+ outside the USA)

  • Viewed in 132 countries on 6 continents with top viewership from USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Belgium, India, Russia, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Mexico, Malta, Japan, Ireland, Greece, and Singapore. (The blog did not get a view in 2018 from Vatican City as it did a few years ago!)

About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” 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.” Dr. 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, Spain, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He recently returned for a fourth summer to the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival. He is featured on 6 commercial CD’s including his soon-to-be-released new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube. He was clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He has given more than 500 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, conservatories, conferences, festivals, high schools, junior high schools, and a diverse array of venues. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his noted and widely-read ClarinetMike Blog – viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents, clarinetmike.wordpress.com. His blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the Internet according to Google Search and a recent ranking on Feedspot. His articles also appear in professional journals such as the Southwestern Musician, The Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). After a successful 20 years of teaching clarinet 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, blogger, 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, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess 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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2 Responses to 2018 Annual Report: ClarinetMike Blog is the #1 Clarinet Blog!

  1. adlfra@aol.com says:

    Hi Mike,    Just wanted to thank you so much for all the valuable info you have been so kind to pass along this year.  I am always so excited when I receive an email about how to improve my clarinet playing.   If you weren’t already married i’d propose… LOL   I wanted to wish you , your family and your clarinet family the best of new years.  Lets hope 2019 is filled with less sadness and hardship in the world and instead filled with more joy and music.   Many Many Thx again.BestTom FrascaManhattan , NYCadlfra@aol.com 

  2. ClarinetMike says:

    Thank you for the kind words. Best wishes to you for a super 2019!

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