Tag Archives: Texas Clarinet

“Feed The Rhy-No!” [Very Important Update on ClarinetMike’s Rhy-No Practice Technique]

It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing for some upcoming premieres at the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy this summer. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch to rest and fell … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s “Rhy-No Practice Technique”

ClarinetMike’s “Rhy-No Practice Technique” by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Kirk: “Hey ClarinetMike! The UIL Contest Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Kirk, don’t panic [or go to red alert]. Just spend quality time with … Continue reading

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2019 Clarinet Colloquium Schedule of Events

Hey! The amazing Mary Alice Druhan and the great folks at Texas A&M University-Commerce will again be hosting another fabulous Clarinet Colloquium on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the music building on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce! Below is … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips 2018-2019

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. For official listing of audition materials, click here (Use Year C for 2018-19). ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2018-2019: … Continue reading

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2018 Clarinet Colloquium Schedule of Events

Below is the performing and class schedule for the upcoming FREE 2018 Clarinet Colloquium (link) at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Hats off to Dr. Mary Druhan and all the great folks at TAMUC plus … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes for ClarinetMike Presentation at Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017!

Below are the Lecture Notes for my presentation on the upcoming Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017 at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (An easy-to-print PDF of the my Lecture Notes is available HERE.)   My presentation on music preparation … Continue reading

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Schedule for Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017!

Above is the official schedule of events for the upcoming Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017 at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (An easy-to-print PDF of the schedule is available HERE.)  As per above, my presentation on music preparation and … Continue reading

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