Stanley F. Michalski, Jr. is a twenty and twenty-first century American music professor, scholar and conductor of collegiate bands. The majority of his career was spent in tenure at Clarion University of Pennsylvania as a professor, conductor, administrative assistant, coordinator, committee member, chairman, and advisor from 1961 to 1992. Dr. Michalski became a member of the American Bandmasters Association in 1974, and was elected president in 1998. The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Collection covers the period from 1934 to 2012; the bulk of the materials date from 1956 to 1992. The collection consists of both personal and professional correspondence, photos, clippings, publications, scrapbooks, concert programs, reports, administrative documents, realia, and recordings related to Dr. Michalski’s work as a band director, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator.
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The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. papers cover the period from 1934 to 2012; the bulk of the materials date from 1956 to 1992. The papers consist of both personal and professional correspondence, photos, clippings, publications, scrapbooks, concert programs, reports, administrative documents, realia, and recordings related to Dr. Michalski’s work as a band director, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator.
Stanley Franklin Michalski Jr. (b.1934) is an American collegiate band director and music professor. Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Music Education, and Doctorate in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1956, 1959, and 1966 respectively. Dr. Michalski worked as a band director for the Central Dauphin School system from 1956 –1958. After returning to Penn State for graduate study, Dr. Michalski was Supervisor of Music at the Juniata Joint Schools from 1959 –1960.
In 1961, Dr. Michalski began his lengthy tenure at Clarion State College (became Clarion University in 1982), the institution where he remained for thirty-one years serving in various capacities. Dr. Michalski conducted both the Clarion concert and marching bands as well as organized and managed the summer clinics for the University majorettes, silk and rifle squad, and cheerleading. Under Dr. Michalski's leadership, the Clarion University Band performed for international and statewide audiences in multiple concert tours each year. He formally retired from his tenure at Clarion in 1992.
In addition to his University duties, Dr. Michalski worked extensively as a guest conductor for, among others, The Ontario Youth Festival, The Catwaba College Orchestra, and a host of high schools in forty-three states.
Dr. Michalski was awarded membership to ABA in 1974 and served on its Board of Directors from 1986 –1987. The membership eventually elected him president in 1998. Dr. Michalski also served as president of the College Band Directors National Association's Eastern Division, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the National Bandmaster's Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, and vice-president of the Pennsylvania College Bandmasters Association.
Dr. Michalski currently resides in North Carolina and is the Coordinator of the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools' instrumental music program.
This collection has been arranged into seventeen series.
A gift of Dr. Stanley F. Michalski Jr., received in multiple shipments beginning in 1989 and continuing into the present.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library