ClarinetMike Performs with Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble!

I’m Principal Clarinetist with a new group, the Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble. We recently recorded our inaugural concert that will be broadcast on YouTube here and simulcast on our DCWE Facebook page here this coming Sunday, January 3 at 7 pm cst. Join our official Facebook Group here to get all the latest on the DCWE! ClarinetMike says, “Check It Out!”


Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7 pm CST [Monday, January 4, 1 am GMT/UTC]
Links: YouTube here and simulcast on DCWE Facebook page here 


Old Wine in New Bottles by Gordon Jacob

“Scherzo alla Marcia” from Symphony No. 8  by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Selections from The Danserye by Tielman Susato/Fred J. Allen


The Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble is dedicated to performing the best in original literature for winds written by master composers. The Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble is comprised of professional players and teachers from the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area and is committed to upholding the highest artistic standards while entertaining its audience in the virtual and live formats.


Flute: Katelin Adams and Ana Hinojosa
Oboe: Abigail Hawthorne and Rashaad Calaham
Bassoon: Martin Wells and Miranda Macias
Clarinet: Michael Dean and Nicholas Dickinson
Trumpet: Luke Wingfield and Ryan Albert
Horn: Rachelle Huffman, Jordan Doss, Lauren Vandergriff, and Rodolfo Castro
Trombone: Jacob Muzquiz, Tim Wight, and Alex Castro
Conductor: Reagan Brumley


Join our official Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble Facebook Group here to get all the latest on the DCWE!

Click HERE to see a YouTube video about the upcoming concert featuring Reagan Brumley, conductor of the Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble!

About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise and acclaim 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. Michael 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, Canada, Spain, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He is currently planning an international recital and master class tour of Israel for spring 2022. He is on the faculty of the international Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence. Michael Dean performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble, Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Abilene Opera, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35 with saxophonist Todd Oxford. As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he has commissioned, premiered, edited, toured with, and recorded new and lesser-known clarinet works. He is featured on 6 commercial CDs, including the soon-to-be-released Postcards from Silver Lake CD. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube and Facebook. He has given more than 600 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, colleges, conservatories, festivals, conferences, and high schools. His ClarinetMike Blog and ClarinetMike QuickTips are widely read on the internet and social media and viewed in more than 150 countries on 6 continents. His articles also appear in professional journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, The Bandmasters’ Review, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former National Board Officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). A committed teacher and noted pedagogue, Dr. Dean’s students enjoy successful careers as professional performers, educators, and administrators and are consistently accepted into prestigious university music schools. They consistently win awards and distinctions at competitions and festivals including solo & ensemble, all-region, all-state, and various concerto and other competitions. After a successful 20 years of teaching the clarinet and music 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, 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, Philip Aaholm, Carol Jessup, and Jesse Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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