Duo 35 in Miami, Florida! ClarinetMike and Saxophonist Todd Oxford to Perform at the NACWPI/CMS 2020 National Conference, October 22-24, 2020

ClarinetMike and Saxophonist Todd Oxford after a Duo 35 Concert in Alabama.

Saxophonist Todd Oxford and I (Duo 35) have been invited to perform at the National Conference of NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors) on October 22-24, 2020 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida! NACWPI will hold its conference in conjunction with the 2020 National Conferences of the College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), and Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL). Below is our accepted conference proposal that includes 2 World Premieres for clarinet and saxophone!

NACWPI/CMS 2020 will be the final leg of our Duo 35 Tour 2020 this fall! Watch for more Duo 35 Tour 2020 information coming soon!

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NACWPI 2020 National Conference/College Music Society
October 22-24, 2020
Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida USA

Michael Dean, clarinet (independent)
Todd Oxford, alto saxophone (Texas State University)

PROGRAM:

[Untitled] (clarinet and alto saxophone) (World Premiere) by Michael Schneider

Blue Caprice (solo alto saxophone) (1981) by Victor Morosco

Transposing A Feeling: For Bailey Sikorski (solo clarinet) (2020) by Austin Ali

Garage Sale Llama (clarinet and alto saxophone) (World Premiere) by Jeffrey Hoover

BIO: Duo 35 is a dynamic chamber ensemble featuring Michael Dean on clarinet and Todd Oxford on saxophone. The Texas-based duo engages and entertains audiences with a fresh and versatile repertoire of mostly new music. Mike and Todd recently performed in Canada and at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA. Dr. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, Royal Northern College of Music, Eastman School of Music and the Orfeo Music Festival, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Canada, Spain, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. His professional website is clarinetmike.com.

Todd Oxford has appeared as a concert artist, recording artist and on radio and television in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and across the USA. Recent engagements include Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall in New York, and Texas Rangers Ballpark performing for 30,000 fans. He is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Texas State University. His professional website is toddoxfordsaxophonist.com.

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ClarinetMike says, “Saxophonist Todd Oxford will also be performing a solo recital at this Mega-Conference as part of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction’s (ATMI) National Conference! Hey Now!!”

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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