American clarinetist and BG France Performing Artist MICHAEL DEAN's performing and teaching have been praised as "dynamic," "wonderful," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super" and "brilliant performer." Dr. Michael Dean maintains a national and international profile with recent recitals and master classes in Spain, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. Upcoming plans for summer 2016 include recitals in Arlington and Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas (ClarinetFest 2016), a clarinet clinic at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention and a residency as Clarinet Artist Faculty at the Orfeo Music Festival 2016 in Vipiteno, Italy.
Dr. Dean has appeared as a clarinet recitalist at Carnegie Hall and has a sustained record of recitals, clinics, master classes, and presentations at international (ClarinetFests), national (NACWPI), and state (TMEA/TBA) conferences. He tours as a solo recitalist and clinician internationally and across the USA. His tour of England was highlighted by stops at the Royal Northern College of Music, University of Sheffield, Colchester Institute, and Liverpool Hope University. In the USA, he's given recitals and master classes at universities on tours of New York, California, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Texas: Eastman, Ithaca, Crane, CalArts, Cal State Northridge, San Diego State, Cal State Long Beach, Arizona State, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Florida State, Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, UNLV, Rice, University of North Texas, TCU, Baylor, Texas State, SMU, Texas A&M Commerce, University of Texas at Arlington, and Sam Houston State.
As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he is featured on New Media (YouTube) and five commercial CD's: Mysteries, Desertscape, Woodwind Music of Robert Fruehwald Volumes 1 and 2, and Red Mesa Trio. He is currently preparing another new solo CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He has extensive experience as an orchestral, chamber, and orchestra pit musician: Abilene Philharmonic, Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio and Duo 35. He recently performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Dr. Dean has commissioned, premiered, edited and recorded numerous new and lesser-known clarinet works.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Austin, Texas Recitalist
August 14, 2016, 5 p.m.
ClarinetFest 2016 University of Kansas, Lawrence Recitalist
August 5, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Texas Bandmasters Association Convention 2016, San Antonio, Texas
Clinician: "CLARINET POWER! Upgrade with Powerful Clarinet Pedagogy" Friday, July 22, 2016, 5 p.m. Lecture Notes
Orfeo Music Festival, Vipiteno, Italy Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence
UTA ISI International Student Meeting