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American clarinetist and BG France Performing Artist MICHAEL DEAN "ClarinetMike" 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." Dr. Michael Dean maintains a dynamic national and international profile with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he returned to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He will tour Alabama and Texas in October with his Duo 35 (with saxophonist Todd Oxford) giving recitals and master classes, including a recital and presentation at the NACWPI National Conference 2017 at the University of Montevallo.

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 (ClarinetFest), national (NACWPI), and state (TMEA/TBA) conferences and festivals. He tours as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, 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 and other venues in 21 states, including 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, Sam Houston State and others.

As a clarinet performing and recording artist, he has commissioned, premiered, edited, toured with, and recorded numerous new and lesser-known clarinet works. 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 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.

As "ClarinetMike," Michael Dean writes for his noted and widely-read "ClarinetMike Blog," clarinetmike.wordpress.com. The clarinet blog has been read in 150 countries on 6 continents. A recent Google Search listed his blog as the #1 clarinet blog in the world. He's also published articles in print journals such as WINDPLAYER, Southwestern Musician, NACWPI Journal, The Bandmaster's Review and online publications, such as Vandoren's widely-distributed WAVE e-newsletter.

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Orfeo Music Festival, Vipiteno, Italy
Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence

July 5-19, 2019 Information and Poster

Duo 35 TMEA Tour 2019, Texas

February 8-15, 2019
Program and Notes

Duo 35 Tour 2018, Texas and Canada

September 22, 24 and October 11, 2018
Program and Notes

Orfeo Music Festival, Vipiteno, Italy
Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence

July 5-19, 2018 Information and Poster

Duo 35 Tour 2017
Alabama and Texas
Recitalist and Clinician

October 6-13, 2017 Program and Notes

NACWPI 2017 National Conference
University of Montevallo, Alabama
Recitalist and Clinician

October 7, 2017 Information

Orfeo Music Festival, Vipiteno, Italy
Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence

July 6-20, 2017 Information and PDF Poster

Clarinet Colloquium 2017
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Presentation: "GO FOR IT! Master Class and Workshop on Music Preparation and Performance"
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Schedule Information Notes

Tarleton State University,Stephenville, Texas
Clinician and Recitalist

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Austin, Texas

August 14, 2016, 5 p.m.

ClarinetFest 2016 University of Kansas, Lawrence

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

July 3-17, 2016 Information and PDF Poster

UTA ISI International Student Meeting
International Baptist Church of Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Recitalist and Clinician

June 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Program and Notes

Texas Christian University [TCU], Fort Worth, Texas

Monday, January 25, 2016, 7 p.m.