Ervin Kleffman

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Ervin Henry Kleffman (b. 11 January 1892 Dorchester, Wisconsin; d. 2 April 1987 San Gabriel, California) was an American composer whose music is played by concert and marching bands throughout the world. He is best known for his marching band compositions, Salute to Peace and China Clipper.[1] His primary instruments were trumpet and violin.[2]

Selected Compositions[edit]

Professional career[edit]

He taught at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Musical College.


Text publications[edit]

  • Ervin H. Kleffman, How to Compose, Harmonize and Arrange a March for Full Band (1952)
  • Ervin H. Kleffman, Course of Lessons in Musical Expression and Interpretation (1917)
  • Ervin H. Kleffman, Series of treaties on band, orchestra and instrumental teaching (1920)