Application Deadline Extended to July 1 for NACWPI 2021 National Conference at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, October 22-24!

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas USA

Received the following email from Ted Hoffman, Executive Secretary of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Also below is updated conference application information.

“The due date for NACWPI 2021 National Conference performance and presentation proposals has been extended to July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM central time. If you’ve already submitted a proposal but would like to make revisions between now and the July 1 extended deadline, you may submit an updated proposal as before and also send an email to to request that the earlier submission be deleted.”


TEXAS! As a NACWPI past president and former officer on the NACWPI National Board, I’m proud and excited to pass along the following announcement from the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI)!

NACWPI 2021 National Conference
October 22-24, 2021
Texas Woman’s University [TWU]
Denton, Texas USA

Call For Performance and Presentation Proposals
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021, 11:59PM (CDT) July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM central time

The NACWPI 2021 National Conference will be held October 22-24, 2021, on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. The city of Denton is conveniently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

At this time, NACWPI leadership anticipates that this event will be held [in-person] on the TWU campus. We will continue to monitor local, state, and national health and safety regulations and recommendations.

NACWPI 2021 Information click here

Performance Proposal Submission Directions: click here

Presentation Proposal Submission Directions: click here

ClarinetMike says, “Apply to perform and present at NACWPI 2021! I suggest using this hashtag on social media: #NACWPI2021.”

NOTE: The excellent picture above of TWU by Michael Barera has been somewhat cropped by Michael Dean, the author of this blog post. The picture, license info, etc. are available here.

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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