Maslanka Experiences: Sam Ormson

Playing Symphony No. 9 with a high school band
was supposed to be impossible.


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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 […]

8 Questions for David Maslanka

The following is from an email exchange with Natasha Rotondaro, a grade 12 student from Emily Carr Secondary School in Vaughn, Ontario
Natasha Rotondaro: What is your musical background?

David Maslanka: I began clarinet studies at age nine. As a high […]

Maslanka Experiences: Sam Ormson

This is a guest post from Sam Ormson, director of bands at Mountain View High School, Vancouver, Washington. We asked him to talk about his experiences with David’s music. He shared this remarkable essay.
June 2015: 1st movement, Symphony 9. […]

Accessible Works, Updated Music, and WASBE 2015 Wrap-up

Works for Younger Wind Ensembles
We’ve just posted a two-part series going over David’s more accessible works for wind ensemble. Read part 1, talking about how directors might think about selecting new music and part 2, a listing (in order of difficulty) of […]

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Calliope Brass will be performing LETTER TO MARTIN with a wonderfully-produced video accompaniment. Please consider coming out if you're in the NYC area. ... See MoreSee Less

Calliope Brass' debut show combines an exclusive interview with David Sampson, footage of David Maslanka narrating his own piece, a storytelling mashup with tenor David Hughey, and a newly-commissioned suite from Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights to bring the B-side stories of familiar narratives to life. Yes, we know there are three Davids... and the venue is called Holy Trinity. It's a Holy Trinity of Davids, don't miss it!

Portraits of the Underdog: Calliope's Debut Show!

April 25, 2016, 7:00pm

Holy Trinity Church Inwood

Calliope Brass' debut show combines an exclusive interview with David Sampson, footage of David Maslanka narrating his own piece, a storytelling mashup with tenor David Hughey, and a newly-commissioned suite from Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights to bring the B-side stories of familiar narratives to life. Yes, we know there are three Davids... and the venue is called Holy Trinity. It's a Holy Trinity of Davids, don't miss it!

1 week ago

This is a beautiful performance of the last movement of RECITATION BOOK for saxophone quartet. ... See MoreSee Less

Oasis Quartet, performing Fanfare & Variations on "Durch Adams Fall" by David Maslanka: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4neIGrS3hfk

4 weeks ago

David Maslanka shared Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble's . ... See MoreSee Less

After many months of planning, several weeks of incredibly intensive rehearsals, and a most fulfilling journey, the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble is very excited to welcome the incomparable David Maslanka onto our campus today. DCWE's director, Matthew Marsit, had a chance to meet up with Maestro Maslanka in December, while both were in Chicago, to begin planning this exciting week of music making. Maestro Maslanka will be in residence with the DCWE through Monday, February 22, as we prepare for a most unforgettable concert experience. We are all looking forward to a week of great inspiration, motivation, and transcendent music making.

2 months ago

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