Category Archives: Orfeo Music Festival

7 Ways to Improve Your Practicing

Here’s some tips that will help you make the most of your practice sessions. 7 Ways to Improve Your Practicing by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Practice First. “Work expands to fill the time available.” (A time management maxim known as “Parkinson’s Law.”) … Continue reading

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7 Time Management Tips: Coronavirus “Stay-At-Home” Edition

With all the “Stay-At-Home” orders due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, many have found themselves saying, “I have loads of time, but can’t get anything done!” So, I rewrote some of my time management tips with adjustments for our current situation. … Continue reading

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Practice Tip: “Practice with a Practice Routine”

Below is the Practice Routine I use and teach. Don’t feel obligated to hit every single item below every day. Use your creativity and common sense to rotate things around in a routine of Basics, Scales, and Music – this … Continue reading

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5 Brilliant New Clarinet Works to Check Out!

Here’s five super cool new clarinet works that would make excellent projects to work on during the coming weeks (or more) of being at home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ClarinetMike says, “Check ’em out!” 1. Summer Sunrise on the … Continue reading

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PROGRAM NOTES: ClarinetMike to Premiere Three New Clarinet Works at Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in Vipiteno, Italy!

Hey! Tomorrow I leave for Europe! I’m again returning as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) on July 5-19, 2019. I’ll be premiering three new … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike In Italy 2019! Orfeo Music Festival 2019 Application Information and MORE!

NEWS! I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 5-19, 2019. Check It Out! Orfeo Music Festival 2019 … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike World Premiere Video and Sheet Music Now Available!

As previously posted, this past July I returned as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2018 in the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing). One of the works I performed at the Orfeo Music Festival … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! Orfeo Music Festival 2018 Application Information and MORE!

ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 5-19, 2018. Who? … Continue reading

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SUPER COOL POSTER for ClarinetMike In Italy 2018!

ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 5-19, 2018. Poster! Above … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike in Italy 2018!

HEY! NEWS!! I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) next summer, July 5-19, 2018. Consider joining me in the … Continue reading

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