Congratulations to Chris Mathakul, who has served for the past three years as University of Washington concert band program graduate teaching assistant, on his new appointment as Symphonic Band conductor and Ensemble Programs and Public Engagement Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago!
University of Washington wind conducting studio alumna Dr. Shayna Stahl (DMA wind conducting, 2019), newly-appointed Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Kentucky School of Music!
https://www.facebook.com/.../a.113348468.../4465363586817484. She is also featured in the June 2021 edition of the School Band & Orchestra magazine! https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=710784&p=1&pp=1&view=issueViewer
2) Daniel Fischer, DMA student in wind conducting, named Visiting Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
3) DMA wind conducting students Dan Fischer and Chris Mathakul served as clinicians at the music education conferences of Oregon, Utah, Colorado and All Northwest this past winter, presenting the results and content of the UW Wind Ensemble Alex Shapiro.
1) UW Wind Ensemble online composition project was highlighted on University of Washington main page: (https://www.washington.edu/boundless/remote-learning/?utm_source=UW_News_Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UW_Today_row&mkt_tok=NTI3LUFIUi0yNjUAAAF8si9IleSeoYIMOVHkoNObHcd9epZafoBa2tkRprZtjVxiy_ucO8BhjKLC0h_8BdFec8C699mA-vgsj9x2JcoX3TG6u0H8fkgcw1tLxA
The course content/syllabus has now been adapted by 25 universities and numerous public schools throughout the United States.
2) Professor Salzman contributed a chapter to the upcoming book, Arnold Jacobs: His Artistic and Pedagogical Legacies in the 21st Century. Scholar Publications, Chicago. The book is compilation of chapter contributions by former students of Arnold Jacobs who was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra tubist for 44 years. The vast majority of the other contributing authors are professional players from major symphony orchestras from throughout the world, all former students of Arnold Jacobs.
3) At the request of Tshinghua University (Beijing, China), Professor Salzman contributed a chapter to an upcoming book regarding the musical life of the Tsinghua University Symphonic Band, an ensemble that he has guest conducted numerous times. Tsinghua University is a global innovation partner of the University of Washington.
Students and faculty at the School of Music performed and studied music in Autumn 2020 with some dramatic modifications to format and staging. With nearly all classes held online, music students worked and studied from around the globe but also in some specialized settings on the University of Washington campus. https://rb.gy/mcfkn4
Making music at a distance: Spring 2020 concert bands composition project. https://artsci.washington.edu/news/2020-05/making-music-distance
Dr. Vu Nguyen (DMA Wind Conducting 2013), director of the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, has accepted a new position this coming fall as Associate Professor/Director of Bands at the University of the Pacific.
Jian-nan Cheng (MM Wind Conducting 2014) Director of Orchestral Ensembles at Fordham University, has accepted a new position this fall as Director of Orchestras at Rowan University.
Dr. Mark Montmeyer (MA, PhD Music Education), Music Education department head at the University of Northern Colorado, will be joining the faculty at the University of North Texas as an Associate Professor in Music Education.
Associate Professor Dr. Eric Smedley (DMA Wind Conducting 2010) has been appointed the new director of athletic bands at the University of Indiana, where he has been on faculty since 2011.
Shayna Stahl, (DMA Wind Conducting 2019) is the newly appointed Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Christopher Chapman (DMA Wind Conducting 2008), Director of Bands at Oregon State University, has accepted a new position for this coming fall at Central Michigan University where he will be serving as Associate Professor/Director of Bands.
Jian-nan Cheng, former member of UWWE and an MM wind conducting studio alumnae (’14) recently accepted the position of the Director of Orchestral Ensembles at Fordham University in New York city. Jian-nan made her professional European opera conducting debut in 2018 with the Stuggart Philharmonic and is currently in process of finishing her DMA in orchestral conducting at the Cincinnati Conservatory.
Dr. Linda Moorhouse, former UWWE teaching assistant and alumnae, was named President of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Linda is currently Associate Director of the School of Music at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Dr. Vu Nguyen (DMA Wind Conducting 2013) accepted an appointment as Director of the Wind Ensemble/Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Erin Bodnar (DMA Wind Conducting 2014), accepted an appointment as Director of Bands/Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Florida.
Paul Bain, a 2009 Master’s degree graduate in Wind conducting and a former member of the UW Wind Ensemble trumpet section, accepted an offer to join the faculty of Central Washington University as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education.
Professor Salzman discusses Arnold Jacobs
September 27, 2018
Professor Salzman was interviewed about his teacher Arnold Jacobs, former tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Check out the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt0ZmMO8IdM&t=5s
Professor Salzman at the Music for All National Festival
April 16, 2018
Professor Salzman presented the keynote address at the 2018 Music for All National Festival. The address was titled “Caring for Our Dreams”:
Dr. Eric Smedley has recently received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, our nation’s largest school of music. Eric serves as Associate Director of Bands at IU. Eric was a graduate teaching assistant for the UW Athletic Bands from 2007 - 2010.
Dr. Linda Moorhouse was recently elected to the office of Vice President of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Linda currently serves as Associate Director of the School of Music and Senior Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Linda was UW Concert Band program teaching assistant for three years in the 1990’s.
Richard Clary was elected to the office of President of the College Band Directors National Association. Rick serves as Professor of Music and Director of Wind Ensemble Studies at Florida State University. Rick was teaching assistant for the UW Concert Band program from 1990-1993.
Jianan Cheng, MM grad in wind conducting and currently a teaching assistant in the DMA program in orchestral conducting at the Cincinnati Conservatory, has been appointed as so serve this summer as assistant conductor of the National Music Festival, Chestertown, Maryland.
Professor Salzman conducts the United States Army Field Band
August 15, 2015
Here's a taste of "Precious Metal," a flute concerto by DJ Sparr. Guest conductor Timothy Salzman and soloist Staff Sgt. Sean Owen were both involved in commissioning this work. #nfaflute
The National Flute Association University of Washington School of Music
Professor Salzman profiled by Music for All
March 27, 2015
In celebration of Music for All’s 40th Anniversary in 2015, 40 music educators from throughout the United States who have made a difference in band education were identified. Professor Salzman’s profile is at the link below:
March 9, 2015
Michael Colgrass reflects on his involvement with university wind ensembles versus profession symphonic orchestras.
Professor Salzman inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame
August 7, 2014
Professor Salzman was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame for his outstanding work with corps such as the Santa Clara Vanguard and The Cavaliers. Info about his induction here: https://www.dci.org/static/timothy_salzman
Professor Salzman on KING FM98.1
October 5, 2012
Professor Salzman on King FM!KING FM was delighted to feature Timothy Salzman with co-host Mike Brooks on Musical Chairs, Friday, October 5. Each week, Musical Chairs features a different guest from the Northwest Arts scene who joins Mike in the studio to share favorite works and personal stories and background on these special selections. Listen to a recording of the broadcast here:
The University of Washington hosts the CBDNA Conference
March 23-26, 2011
Check out these UW WIND ENSEMBLE videos from the CBDNA 2011 conference!
The University of Washington hosted the 2011 College Band Directors National Association conference an event attended by 350 collegiate wind band conductors from throughout the United States. This biennial conference had not been held on the west coast since 1976 (UCLA). Several ensembles performed at the event - in Meany Hall on the UW campus and in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra - and a number of research presentations were given. The ensembles chosen to perform at the conference were:University of Miami-Frost Wind Ensemble, Gary Green Hartt Wind Ensemble, Glen Adsit Ball State University Wind Ensemble, Tom Caneva Boise State University, Marcellus Brown California State University - Long Beach, John Carnahan Central Washington University, Larry Gookin Texas State University, Rodney Schueller University of Washington Wind Ensemble, Tim SalzmanSmall College Intercollegiate Honor Band, Lowell Graham (retired conductor, United States Air Force Band)The UW Wind Ensemble performed twice. The first concert, in Meany Hall on Saturday afternoon, March 26th, consisted of new works by Huck Hodge, Cuong Vu, Martin O'Donnell, John Mackey and D.J. Sparr with Donna Shin, Cuong Vu and Ko-ichiro Yamamoto as soloists. At the final convention concert that evening the UW Wind Ensemble, at the invitation and under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, performed in Benaroya Hall as a part of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s regular Saturday evening concert, a culmination of the orchestra’s week-long celebration of the music and life of Alan Hovhaness.
The UW Wind Ensemble performed twice. The first concert, in Meany Hall on Saturday afternoon, March 26th, consisted of new works by Huck Hodge, Cuong Vu, Martin O'Donnell, John Mackey and D.J. Sparr with Donna Shin, Cuong Vu and Ko-ichiro Yamamoto as soloists. At the final convention concert that evening the UW Wind Ensemble, at the invitation and under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, performed in Benaroya Hall as a part of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s regular Saturday evening concert, a culmination of the orchestra’s week-long celebration of the music and life of Alan Hovhaness.
Nearly 100 email/Facebook messages/letters were received congratulating the UW on the conference. Samples of these letters can be found here:
The University of Washington Wind Ensemble DVD SERIES!
Filmed in 2008, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble's educational DVD series, "The Architecture and Responsibilities of the Wind Ensemble” - produced by Nihon PALS of Osaka, Japan - contains 5 1/2 hours of filmed rehearsal techniques and interviews with Professor Salzman and students in the UW Wind Ensemble. It is designed to help wind conductors interested in establishing a uniform approach to ensemble sonority, intonation and interpretation. The series was nominated in 2009 for a research award by the Japan Educational Music and Culture Association. Each year the Association nominates performing organizations, composers, publishers, instrument manufacturers and audio/DVD producers for awards. Thirteen nominees were chosen and all of the nominees were from Japan except for the world-famous Orchestre de la Garde Républicain from Paris (in the performance category) and the UW Wind Ensemble's DVDs (research category). This organization gives a total of four awards annually from all categories. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Band*, composer Chansu Kou, Roland (one of the worlds' leading manufacturers of electronic instruments and music gear) and the Accord Publication Company received the 2009 awards. Two other 'lifetime achievement awards' were given to two legendary Japanese high school bands, Yodogawa and Naroshino.
Copies of each volume the DVD set are available through Nihon Pals. Ordering information, in English, is available at the following links: