Jeffrey Malecki, DMA

Jeffrey Malecki
Fax: (619) 849-8139
Office: Camino Hall 141B

Professor of Practice

  • D.M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Wind Conducting
  • M.M.E., VanderCook College of Music: Music Education
  • B.M.E., Central Michigan University: Music Education

Dr. Jeffrey Malecki grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He holds degrees in music education and conducting from Central Michigan University, VanderCook College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Malecki began his career with great success at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where the program transformed into one of the largest in the Glendale district, and received numerous awards. While at UNLV, Dr. Malecki conducted the renowned Wind Orchestra, Las Vegas Youth Wind Orchestra, and Community Band, which earned him opportunities to conduct in Ireland and Italy. His dissertation on the life and transcription style of Col. John R. Bourgeois has lead him to further research in cataloguing Col. Bourgeois' Marine Band programs and analyzing common trends. Dr. Malecki is thrilled to be joining the USD Music Department, especially with the unique opportunity of starting a brand new band program and music education degree!

Scholarly Work

Malecki’s dissertation on the life and transcription style of Col. John R. Bourgeois has lead him to further research in cataloguing Col. Bourgeois' Marine Band programs and analyzing common trends. Other interests include sound concept-centered warmups for band. Dr. Malecki also remains an active performer on euphonium. He recently performed a featured recital at the Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio, which follows a similar recital in California in 2008 and leading the UNLV tuba euphonium ensemble at the 2009 International Conference in Tucson, Arizona. He has also performed with the City of Cambridge Brass Band (England) and Orcestra Sinfonica de Trujillo (Peru), a group he will revisit in May 2016 as a conductor. He can be heard on “Concertos for Brass,” as a soloist on Thomas Bough’s Euphonium Concerto, released on Summit records (2014).

Areas of Interest

Malecki approaches ensemble rehearsals as the primary source of knowledge for future music educators. Through intensely structured rehearsals and open student-faculty dialogue, students often get hands-on guided experience conducting, rehearsing, and making musical decisions. Most recently, Dr. Malecki has taught at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois, which includes directing all facets of the band program and Symphony Orchestra, leading the Music Education area, and teaching applied low brass. The band program has grown in size and prestige, evidenced by the addition of the SXU Southside Community Band (which performed in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in March 2015), commissions/premiers by David Avshalomov, David Irish, and Emily Lawlor, and featured guest conductors including Col. John R. Bourgeois and Thomas Bough. He is especially proud of his music education graduates, who have nearly all secured employment and excel at what they do.