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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.

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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.

ClarinetFest 2015, Madrid, Spain

July 25, 2015 Program and Notes Schedule

Clarinet Colloquium 2015
Downtown Dallas, Texas

Presentation:"PREPARE! How to Successfully Apply and Audition for College Music Programs"
Friday, June 12, 2015 Lecture Notes

New CD Release!
Woodwind Music of Robert Fruehwald, Vol 2

April 24, 2015 Information

Midwest Tour 2014
Recitalist and Clinician

October 27-November 2, 2014 Program and Notes

NACWPI/College Music Society
2014 National Conference

St. Louis, Missouri
Recitalist and Clinician

October 31, 2014

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