John Zdechlik

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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.[1][2] 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.[3]

Zdechlik died on May 21, 2020 at his home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, aged 83.[4]

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  1. Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. GIA Publications. p. 663. ISBN 978-1579991470.
  2. Garafalo, Robert J. (1999). Chorale and Shaker Dance (Masterworks Instructional Series). Meredith Music Publications. ISBN 978-1574630732.
  3. "Century College: Jazz Ensemble". Archived from the original on 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  4. John P. Zdechlik