ClarinetMike 2020 Annual Report

Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike”

Here’s the 2020 Annual Report on my ClarinetMike Blog, ClarinetMike QuickTips, YouTube Videos, ClarinetMike QuickClips, Master Classes, Performances, and more.

  • The ClarinetMike Blog remains one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet.  Google Search continues to report it as the #1 clarinet blog on a search of “clarinet blog.” Also, the ClarinetMike Blog is again listed as the #1 clarinet blog on the website, Top 20 Clarinet Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2020 (updated December 23, 2020).
  • The ClarinetMike Blog featured 30 posts in 2020. There were 22,000+ views from 116+ countries on 6 continents with 34% of views outside the USA. (The blog did not get a view in 2020 from Vatican City as it did a few years ago!)
  • Posted 34 ClarinetMike QuickTips: 67,692 views, 10 ClarinetMike QuickClips: 11,388 views, and 9 ClarinetMike YouTube Videos: 2306 views — a total of 81,386 video views
  • ClarinetMike Blog + ClarinetMike Videos = 103,386 overall views.
  • Taught 85+ online and in person clarinet master classes and clinics in addition to private lessons.
  • Upper Midwest Tour 2020 in February [right before Covid!] featured recitals and master classes at the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, and Oakland University.
  • Gave 4 World Premieres in 2020 and performed at the NACWPI/College Music Society 2020 National Conference (virtual) as a soloist and with Duo 35 (with saxophonist Todd Oxford), appeared on the Ryan Anthony “Song of Hope” World Band Project, and performed as principal clarinetist with the new Dallas Chamber Wind Ensemble.
  • Upcoming Events for 2021 and 2022 include the release of a new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake, return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and a recital & master class tour of Israel.

ClarinetMike says, “Happy New Year! Hang In There!!”

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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