American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN 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.” His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. He is featured on 5 commercial CD’s and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake.

Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes, and performances at high schools, universities, conferences, and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern MusicianThe Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and the NACWPI Journal. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: http://www.clarinetmike.wordpress.com.

After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, and Bob Ackerman.

His Professional Website, http://www.clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD’s and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.

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.


    • 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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