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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, Bob Ackerman, and Jesse Youngblood. He performed under the baton of Allan McMurray, Jerry Junkin, James Sudduth, William Reber, Henry Charles Smith, Louis Lane, Giora Bernstein, Robert Olson, and Ray Lichtenwalter. A native Texan, he graduated from North Mesquite High School in suburban Dallas and was an all-state clarinetist and all-region jazz saxophonist . His band teachers included Tony Anderson and John Kline. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is clarinetmike.com. Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas.

4 Responses to About

  1. Rocio Hernandez says:

    I know where to find the performance guides for the All Region audition music, but don’t know where to get the actual music itself. I’m not sure whether I have to purchase the book from where the etudes were taken from or if there’s somewhere else where I can find the music. If you could please reply, that would be a lot of help.

    -thanks

    • ClarinetMike says:

      Hello. Thanks for the question. I think it is important that you buy the correct edition, Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, David Hite, Southern Music Company, Edition B362. I suggest either a local music store, such as Music and Arts or somewhere online, such as Luyben (http://www.luybenmusic.com/). thanks, Mike

  2. Grey from Texas says:

    Just a shot out of curiousity… You wouldn’t happen to know Frank Troyka and Lynne Jackson?

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