David Maslanka shakes Li Fangfang's hand after a performance of Symphony No. 4 by the Beijing Wind Orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts.

David Maslanka shakes the hand of Li Fangfang after a powerful performance of Symphony No. 4 by the Beijing Wind Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Li invited David to participate in the 2016 Asia Pacific Band Directors Association Conference.

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Maslanka in China

On July 13, I traveled to Beijing as the guest of the 19th Asia Pacific Band Directors Association (APBDA) Conference. My host was Li Fangfang, founder and conductor of the Beijing Wind Orchestra, the first independent professional wind ensemble […]

Honorary Doctorate from St. Olaf College

David Maslanka was honored with an honorary doctorate by St. Olaf College. Here’s the entire ceremony:

The following is the full text of Dr. Timothy Mahr’s and David Maslanka’s remarks.

Dr. Timothy Mahr’s remarks [starts at 11:50]

On the nomination of the […]

January Update

Midwest 2015

Maslanka Press exhibited at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago this past December for the first time. We were excited to welcome so many enthusiastic friends to the back corner of the McCormick Center. We expect this to be […]

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Congratulations to Cory S Barnfield for the release of his new album, "Out of This World"!

It's a stunning performance! Tone matching is the heart of the piece, and your work with Paul York is exquisite. Those no-vibrato octaves: amazing! I feel like I have been given a great gift. This quality of performance lets players know what must be done. Thank you! - David

Please support Cory by purchasing the album:
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Last night the Tarleton University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Anthony Pursell, gave a powerful performance of "Hell's Gate" and "Give Us This Day." Congratulations on your amazing work! ... See MoreSee Less

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We love it when directors and ensembles take the emotional and technical risks to play musically fulfilling works. Paul Bain and the South Sound Symphonic Band just performed SAINT FRANCIS. The SSSB is a community band in Puyallup, WA. David's response to Paul about their performance: "You did a heck of a job! This was real bravery on your part to step into this unknown territory, and to ask your players to come along. Everybody gave everything and the music came fully to life. You can always worry about details, things that were never clean, or didn't happen in performance, but what came out of your band was the music in its full power. For which I say bravo and a profound thank you." Learn more about SSSB here: southsoundsymphonicband.org

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