Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2009 Dr. Michael Dean, Director Southeast Missouri State University Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts Department of Music Single Reeds at Southeast The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University offers clarinet and saxophone students both the variety of performing and learning experiences expected of a major university with the individual attention and atmosphere expected of a small college. Opportunities for performance include wind symphony, concert band, marching band, orchestra, jazz ensembles, basketball band, pit orchestra, clarinet choir, and saxophone quartets. For more information on single reeds at Southeast, please contact Dr. Michael Dean at 573/651-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.clarinetmike.com. Michael Dean is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He is also President of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). In October of 2008, he presented recitals, master classes, and clinics on a tour of England with stops at the Royal Northern College of Music, University of Sheffield, Liverpool Hope University, and Colchester Institute Centre for Music and Performing Arts. His new CD, Desertscape: New Music for Clarinet, is available at iTunes.com and CDBaby.com. He has appeared as a recitalist at Carnegie Hall, the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest conference, and the NACWPI National Symposium. Recently, he presented recitals and master classes at universities on tours of New York State (Eastman, Crane, and Ithaca College), Southern California (San Diego State, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, and CalArts), and Texas (University of North Texas, SMU, Texas A&M-Commerce, and TCU). He has premiered and edited several new clarinet works and is featured as chamber musician and soloist on the Red Mesa Trio CD. Dr. Dean's publications include a book, Clarinet On Campus, and articles in journals such as WINDPLAYER, the NACWPI Journal, and the Southwestern Musician. He is currently Associate Principal Clarinet with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, and the Red Mesa Trio. Dr. Dean holds degrees in clarinet performance from Texas Tech University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Philip Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess Youngblood. His professional web page is www.clarinetmike.com. presents Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2009 featuring Roadkill Clarinet Quintet Russell Coleman Jim Gai Steve Litwiller John Patterson Mark Smith Michael Dean Clarinet & Saxophone Professor Southeast Missouri State University Saturday, February 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Robert and Gertrude Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau FREE ADMISSION Roadkill Clarinet Quintet Russell Coleman served the University of Central Missouri for thirty-two years as Director of Bands and Professor of Clarinet. For twenty-one years he was also Chair of the Department of Music. He earned clarinet performance degrees from Kansas State University (BM), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Iowa (Ph.D.) where he was a student of Himie Voxman. Dr. Coleman is currently active as a guest conductor, clinician, performer and adjudicator in the United States and Japan where he serves as a regular guest conductor with the Musashino Wind Ensemble in Tokyo. Jim Gai is Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at the University of Central Missouri. His degrees are from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (BMEd and MM) and the University of Northern Colorado (DA). Dr. Gai is active as a performer, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest, and presently serves as principal clarinetist in the Lee’s Summit Symphony. He has been a Yamaha Artist/Clinician since 1981. Steve Litwiller is in his twenty-fifth year as Director of Bands for the Boonville (MO) Public Schools. Prior to that he was the band director for the Gallatin (MO) Public Schools for four years. Mr. Litwiller’s degrees (BSEd and MEd) are from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a Past President of the Missouri Bandmasters Association and presently serves as Exhibitor Chair for that organization. Mr. Litwiller is active as a clinician in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Iowa. In 2005, the Wingert-Jones Music Company published his first band arrangement, Sweeter Bells Never Sounded. He has had articles published in the Missouri School Music Magazine and The Instrumentalist. John Patterson was Director of Bands at Hickman High School from 1966 to 2000, and held the position of Director of Music for the Columbia (MO) Public Schools from 1975 to 2000. Mr. Patterson served as Visiting Associate Director of Bands at UMC. He has served as president of both the Missouri Music Educators Association and the Missouri Bandmasters Association. Mr. Patterson is active as a clinician and adjudicator, and in 2005 was named Music Director of the Columbia Community Band. Mark Smith received his BME degree from Central Missouri State University in 1968 and his MM degree in Clarinet Performance from Northern Arizona University in 1973. He served as principal clarinetist in the 72nd U.S. Army Band in San Pedro, California, and was co-principal clarinetist in the 8th U.S. Army Band in Seoul, Korea. After completing his graduate degree Mr. Smith taught in Phoenix, Arizona, and then returned to his home state of Missouri where he has taught middle school and high school instrumental music. Playing in the Roadkill Quintet has allowed him the opportunity to keep enjoying playing and sharing his love of music with students and audiences in the Midwest. Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2009 Dr. Michael Dean, Director Saturday, February 7, 2009 Schedule 9:00 a.m.: Registration 9:25 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions 9:30 a.m.: Master Class 10:30 a.m.: Break 11:00 a.m.: Lecture Recital by Roadkill Clarinet Quintet Noon: Lunch (on your own) 1:00 p.m.: Exhibits 1:30 p.m.: Master Class 2:30 p.m.: Break and Exhibits 3:00 p.m.: Single Reed Round Table: Question & Answer Session with Roadkill Clarinet Quintet and Michael Dean 3:30 p.m.: Concluding Remarks and Exhibits NOTE: This evening there will be a special concert featuring the Roadkill Clarinet Quintet and Michael Dean, clarinet. The recital will be in the Robert and Gertrude Shuck Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door - $8 for general admission, $7 for faculty and seniors, and $2 for students. Special thanks to Shivelbines Music, Chris Goeke, Marc Fulgham, Bev Delph, Barry Bernhardt and especially to Robert Gifford and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri for their help and partial funding of this project.