ClarinetMike In Italy 2019! Orfeo Music Festival 2019 Application Information and MORE!

ClarinetMike says, “Ciao! Come Study Clarinet in the Italian Alps at the Orfeo Music Festival in July 2019!”

NEWS! 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, 2019.

Check It Out! Orfeo Music Festival 2019 Website:  www.orfeomusicfestival.com. Festival concerts are held at historical venues such as Vipiteno’s Medieval and Renaissance churches as well as at a beautiful modern theater. The study program takes place in one of the best music schools in the region located in a beautiful 13th-century historical building. Festival participants stay at local hotels within walking distance of all venues. Click here.

Who? YOU! Who should apply to go to Orfeo 2019? University, college, 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.

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

Apply!  Click here. Regular application deadline is March 1, 2019. However, registration is accepted until about April 15, 2019 with higher fees.  Application Fee is discounted by $50 if paid by February 15, 2019.  I am happy to help you with applying, just contact me: clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com or click here.

Scholarships! The Orfeo Music Festival has a limited number of merit scholarships available. Click here for more information.

Fee Table! How much does Orfeo 2019 cost? Click here.

Facebook!  Check out and join my official ClarinetMike In Italy 2019 Facebook Page. I’ll be posting updates, pictures, video, application information, and all kinds of cool stuff about Orfeo 2019! Click here.

Perform! Below I’m performing at last summer’s Orfeo Music Festival 2018 in Vipiteno, Italy. I’m giving the World Premiere of Raymond Head’s Small Voice of Calm with my fabulous Orfeo colleague, Dena Kay Jones, at Vigil Raber Saal in downtown Vipiteno, Italy.

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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