John Zdechlik (Zuh-DECK-lik; May 2, 1937 – May 21, 2020) was an American composer, music teacher, and conductor. Zdechlik was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1989. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His best known work was Chorale and Shaker Dance.
In 1970, Zdechlik began his career as a teacher at Lakewood Community College (now Century College) in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. For thirty years he was a conductor, professor, music department chair, and resident composer. He retired in 1997.
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- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. GIA Publications. p. 663. ISBN 978-1579991470.
- Garafalo, Robert J. (1999). Chorale and Shaker Dance (Masterworks Instructional Series). Meredith Music Publications. ISBN 978-1574630732.
- "Century College: Jazz Ensemble". Archived from the original on 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
- John P. Zdechlik