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 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: clarinetmike.wordpress.com. 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, 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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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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