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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Duo 35 — Michael Dean, clarinet and Todd Oxford, saxophone — will be performing a concert at the HUGE Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention 2019 in beautiful downtown San Antonio, Texas on Friday, February 15 at 2 p.m. The concert will be in the BIG North Lobby of the Convention Center outside the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Please come by and say, 'Hey Now, Duo 35!"
Texas Music Educators Clinic/Convention 2019 (TMEA)
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
Friday, February 15, 2019
Concert, 2 p.m.
The Easy Winners (1901)……………......….Scott Joplin (1868-1917) (clarinet & alto saxophone) Arr. by Terry Kenny
Sweet and Go (2014)……..………......….Armando Ghidoni (b.1959)
Plaisir d’amour (2017)...............................Robert Fruehwald (b.1957) (clarinet & alto saxophone)
When Armenian Butterflies Dream (2015)....Jeffrey Hoover (b.1959)
Maple Leaf Rag (1899)…………….…......….Scott Joplin (1868-1917) (clarinet & alto saxophone) Arr. by Terry Kenny
Duo 35 is a dynamic chamber ensemble featuring Michael Dean on clarinet and Todd Oxford on saxophone. The Texas-based duo engages and entertains audiences with a fresh and versatile repertoire of mostly new music. Duo 35 recently performed to enthusiastic audiences on wildly successful tours of Texas, Alabama, and Canada, including a noted very recent concert at the NACWPI/College Music Society International Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
American Clarinetist 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. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Royal Northern College of Music, and Eastman School of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's with a new CD due in 2019. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony.
Michael Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. As «ClarinetMike,» he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: clarinetmike.wordpress.com
After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is an active clarinet performer, teacher, and clinician based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He’s a BG France Performing Artist. His professional website is clarinetmike.com.
Todd Oxford has appeared as a concert artist, recording artist and on radio and television in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and across the USA. Recent engagements include Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall in New York, and Texas Rangers Ballpark performing for 30,000 fans. International appearances include Europe, Mexico, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and Indonesia. He has appeared on the artist rosters of Columbia Artists Management, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Arts Mid-West.
Todd Oxford's professional awards include two consecutive New York Debut Awards, six Global Music Awards, Grammy Award nomination, and a recent feature in Billboard Magazine. He appears on eighteen commercially available recordings on the Equilibrium, Mark, Navona, Kairoi, and JLG record labels with worldwide distribution via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and major online retailers. He is an Artist Endorser for Eastman Saxophones and Associate Professor of Saxophone at Texas State University. His professional website is toddoxfordsaxophonist.com.