Southeast Hosts ‘Single Reed Day’ Sept. 27



Sept. 12, 2003 – Southeast Missouri State University will host the Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The one-day festival is for clarinet and saxophone teachers, students, and all who are interested in the clarinet and/or saxophone.

John Cipolla, clarinet and saxophone professor at Western Kentucky University, is one of the two featured clinicians.  Cipolla currently is principal clarinet with the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York City.  He has performed on Broadway in the show CATS for several years.

Michael Dean, assistant professor of clarinet and saxophone at Southeast Missouri State, is the other featured clinician.  Currently, Dean is a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Chamber Players.  He has had numerous performances, including a recital at Carnegie Hall and a solo performance at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2003 conference.  He published the book Clarinet on Campus in 1997 and has articles in WINDPLAYER magazine, the NACWPI Journal and other professional journals.

The festival will take place in Brandt Music Hall and is free. For additional information on this event or to be considered to perform a master class with a clinician, visit or contact Dr. Michael Dean at or (573)651-2535.