Open Research

As the meeting point for tenor saxophonists across the world the TSi is here to help spread the word on a spectrum of tenor sax related discussions going on today. Please find below open calls to contribute to active research.

David Maslanka Consortium Opportunity 

Greetings esteemed musician and fellow saxophonist! I am inviting your support in a composition consortium to help expand the classical repertoire for the tenor saxophone. The goal is to produce a significant multi-movement work for tenor saxophone and piano. It will be written by Dr. David Maslanka. In hopes to involve musicians and supporters of various experience and backing the consortium will involve a tiered approach to investment. 

The campaign is being run through Kickstarter. Details to funding options can be found here - David Maslanka Tenor Sonata Consortium!

Dr Greg Dewhirst
Professor of Music
Tarrant County College Southeast

David 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.