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Program Notes for Duo 35 Concert at NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2020 (online) featuring TWO World Premieres!

Hey! Duo 35, saxophonist Todd Oxford and I, have been invited to perform at the National Conference Online of NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors) on Saturday, October 10, at 1:15 pm central time. NACWPI will hold … Continue reading

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Israel! ClarinetMike Israel Tour 2021

BIG NEWS! In late April 2021, I will tour Israel giving clarinet recitals and master classes! Plus, I will give an exciting World Premiere! More details soon! Please Join my Official Facebook Page, Israel Tour 2021, HERE, to get all … Continue reading

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TMEA All-State Available! PLUS “5 All-State Practice Tips To Get You Started!”

Here We Go! Today, the official 2020-2021 audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band were posted online. Below, I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website of the audition materials for soprano and low clarinets.  I’ve already started to … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Guide

Here in Texas, the TMEA high school all-state band audition music is soon to be released. Plus, ATSSB students are already busily working away on their audition music. Below is a five-step guide to preparing the all-state materials.  The steps … Continue reading

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Online Lessons with ClarinetMike!

Hey! Today, I started signing up students for online summer clarinet lessons. I have some additional spots open if anyone is looking for a teacher. I take all levels, but students must be serious about clarinet study – this means … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike to Perform on Livestream Recital, Saturday, May 30!

NEWS! I’ll be performing Austin Ali’s recent work, Transposing A Feeling: For Bailey Sikorski, on a FREE online recital over the Internet on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm CDT (12:30 am UTC/GMT). The live broadcast will be on … Continue reading

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Duo 35 in Miami, Florida! ClarinetMike and Saxophonist Todd Oxford to Perform at the NACWPI/CMS 2020 National Conference, October 22-24, 2020

Saxophonist Todd Oxford and I (Duo 35) have been invited to perform at the National Conference of NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors) on October 22-24, 2020 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida! NACWPI will … Continue reading

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NACWPI 2020 National Conference in Miami, Florida!

NACWPI Rolls On! As a NACWPI past president and former officer on the NACWPI National Board, I’m very proud to pass along the announcement below from the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors [NACWPI]. NACWPI National Conference 2020 … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog is #1: The 2019 Annual Report

ClarinetMike Blog 2019 Annual Report Hey! Hope you are enjoying some time off during the holidays. Below is a brief summary of 2019 for the ClarinetMike Blog: The ClarinetMike Blog is one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet.  … Continue reading

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TEXAS-SIZED NEWS! ClarinetFest 2021: Fort Worth, Texas June 30-July 3, 2021!!

This past weekend it was announced that the International Clarinet Association (ICA) will hold its annual international ClarinetFest® conference in 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas! Clarinetists from all over the world be on hand for an astounding 4 full days … Continue reading

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