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Dr. David Maslanka

October 13, 2015

David Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed.

Maslanka’s music for winds has become especially well known. Among his more than 130 works are forty pieces for wind ensemble, including seven symphonies, fifteen concertos, a Mass, and many concert pieces. His chamber music includes four wind quintets, five saxophone quartets, and many works for solo instrument and piano. In addition, he has written a variety of orchestral and choral pieces.

David Maslanka’s compositions are published by Maslanka Press, Carl Fischer, Kjos Music, Marimba Productions, and OU Percussion Press. They have been recorded on Albany, Reference Recordings, BIS (Sweden), Naxos, Cambria, CRI, Mark, Novisse, AUR, Cafua (Japan), Brain Music (Japan), Barking Dog, and Klavier labels. He has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, and since 1990 has been a freelance composer. He now lives in Missoula, Montana. David Maslanka is a member of ASCAP.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 13

1:00PM: Symphonic Band Rehearsal @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

3:00PM: MU Composers Forum

** Dr. Maslanka will discuss his music composition process with MU composition students.

7:00PM: University Band Rehearsal @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

 

Wednesday, October 14

10:15AM: Coaching with New Music Ensemble (Loeb Hall 201)

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

12:15PM: Wind Ensemble Rehearsal @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

7:00PM: Wind Ensemble Rehearsal @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

 

Thursday, October 15

1:00PM: Symphonic Band Rehearsal @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

2:00PM: MU Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal

** Dr. Maslanka will rehearse the ensemble on his own music compositions.

3:00PM: School of Music Convocation (Whitmore Recital Hall)

** Dr. Maslanka will discuss his life in music with MU School of Music professors Brian Silvey and Stefan Freund.

7:30PM: MU Bands Concert @ Missouri Theatre

** Dr. Maslanka will attend a joint MU Bands concert (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, University Band) which includes performances of his musical compositions. He’ll discuss his works with the audience.