University of Washington Winds
Professor Timothy Salzman, director
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Timothy Salzman is in his twenty-seventh year at the University of Washington where he serves as Professor of Music/Director of Concert Bands, is conductor of the University Wind Ensemble and teaches students enrolled in the graduate instrumental conducting program. Former students from the University of Washington occupy positions at numerous institutions of higher education and public schools throughout the United States. Prior to his appointment at the UW he served for four years as Director of Bands at Montana State University where he founded the MSU Wind Ensemble. From 1978 to 1983 he was band director in the Herscher, Illinois, public school system where the band program received several regional and national awards in solo/ensemble, concert and marching band competition. Professor Salzman holds degrees from Wheaton (IL) College (Bachelor of Music Education), and Northern Illinois University (Master of Music in low brass performance), and studied privately with Arnold Jacobs, former tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has numerous publications for bands with the C. L. Barnhouse, Arranger's Publications, Columbia Pictures, Hal Leonard Publishing and Nihon Pals publishing companies, and has served on the staff of new music reviews for The Instrumentalist magazine. Professor Salzman has been a conductor, adjudicator or arranger for bands throughout the United States and in Canada, England, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, and Japan, a country he has visited twenty-one times. Recently he has frequently travelled to Beijing where he served as visiting professor at the Beijing Conservatory, conducted the People's Liberation Army Band in concert (2009/10), and has given master classes for numerous wind bands including a concert appearance at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Tianenmen Square with the Beijing Wind Orchestra, the first professional wind ensemble in Beijing. He also adjudicated the Singapore Youth Festival National Concert Band Championships twice in the past three years. Professor Salzman is compiling editor and co-author (with several current and former UW graduate students) of A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, a five-volume series of books on contemporary wind band composers published by Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and is a past president of the Northwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association.

                      MorrisonDr. Steven Morrison is Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Washington. An instrumental music specialist, Professor Morrison teaches courses in music education, music psychology, and research methodology and conducts the UW Symphonic Band. He has taught at the elementary, junior high and senior high levels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Louisiana and has conducted and arranged for bands, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout the United States.
Dr. Morrison is co-director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture and Learning investigating neurological responses to music listening, perceptual and performance aspects of pitch-matching and intonation, and use of expressive gesture and modeling in ensemble teaching. His research also includes music preference and the variability of musical responses across diverse cultural contexts.
Prior to joining the UW faculty, Morrison served as Lecturer of Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has spoken and presented research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. During 2009 he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge.
Morrison’s articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Music Perception, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Southwestern Musician, Recorder: Ontario Music Educators Association Journal, College Music Society Newsletter, and Southern Folklore. Along with colleague Steven M. Demorest, his research into music and brain function has appeared in Neuroimage, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Progress in Brain Research and The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
He is also a contributing author to The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, published by Oxford University Press, the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Education, and the text Musician and Teacher: An Orientation to Music Education, authored by UW colleague Patricia Shehan Campbell and published by W.W. Norton.
Morrison is the Associate Editor and Editor Elect of the Journal of Research in Music Education for which he also served on the editorial board. He is also on the editorial boards of Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music and the Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. Morrison has served on the executive board of the Society for Research in Music Education and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. He is past University Curriculum Chair for the Washington Music Educators Association and an honorary member of the Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.
He holds a B.M. from Northwestern University, an M.M. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

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Lewis NorfleetLewis Norfleet  Lewis Norfleet is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Washington, studying with Timothy Salzman. Prior to coming to UW, Mr. Norfleet taught at the secondary and collegiate levels for 17 years. Recently, he served as Director of Bands at Union High School (WA), a position he held since the school opened in 2007. During his tenure, Union HS ensembles performed at the 2010 Midwest Clinic, 2012 Music for All/Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, 2013 NAfME Northwest Conference, and the 2010 and 2012 Washington Music Educators Association State Conferences. From 2007 to 2013 he also served as co-conductor of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony performing numerous concerts each year, including an appearance at the Western International Band Clinic in 2009. Prior to teaching at Union, his high school programs in Oregon and Washington were recognized as Oregon State Concert Band Champions (2005), three-time Northwest Marching Band Circuit Champions (2003, 2005, 2006), and were twice named a Grammy Signature School (2004, 2005). Before teaching in the public schools, Mr. Norfleet was the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Oregon State University (1996-2002). While at OSU the bands performed at the Fiesta Bowl, Oahu Bowl, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon where he graduated with honors was was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Education in 1997.

Mr. Norfleet is also active as a composer and arranger having produced over 250 works for concert band, marching band, jazz band, symphony orchestra, percussion ensemble and various chamber ensembles. While most of his works have been privately commissioned, some have been published by Tapspace Publications, Matrix Publishing, Jalen Publishing, Marching Monk, Center X Productions, and Marching Show Concepts. He currently serves as a composer and/or arranger for ensembles across the United States and is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician for concert and marching festivals throughout the country.

Lewis, his wife, Noreen, and their children reside in Bellevue, WA.

Dan McDonald
is a second year Doctor of Musical Arts student in instrumental conducting at the University of Washington and serves as a Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Marching Band and UW Campus Band. Dan earned a B.A. in Music (Saxophone) and M.M. in Instrumental Conducting. Prior to his graduate work, Dan taught grade 4-8 band and lessons in Ashford, CT and was Director of Instrumental Music at The Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in Norwich, CT. At NFA, he directed the award-winning Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, Pep Band, and the “Wildcat” Marching Band. At UConn, Dan was assistant conductor for the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, and also assisted with undergraduate conducting. He was a graduate assistant for the UConn Athletic Bands who performed at the 2011 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl and conducted the pep band at the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston, TX. Dan is a member of Music Educators National Conference, New England Music Festival Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, College Band Directors National Association, and World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

CoryCory Meals is pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Washington and serves as a Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Marching Band, and Assistant Director of the UW Symphonic Band. Previously, he served as Director of Bands for Waller High School (2006-2010), northwest of Houston, TX. During his tenure there ensembles received numerous ‘Superior’ ratings and UIL "Sweepstakes" awards, and advanced each year eligible to the prestigious UIL 4A Texas State Marching Contest (2007, 2009). He has also held instructional positions in Klein ISD (TX), and Keller ISD (TX), and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from VanderCook College of Music (IL) where he studied under Dr. Charles Menghini. Most recently he was Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Houston Band program, earning a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting with Prof. David Bertman and Mr. Eddie Green. He is an active member of CBDNA, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi and maintains an active schedule as a visual designer, program consultant, and ensemble clinician.


Jiannan Cheng is from Chengdu, China and is in her second year at the University of Washington School of Music where she is enrolled in the MM program in instrumental conducting. She just received her Bachelor’s degree in choral conducting from the China Conservatory of Music (Beijing) in July of 2012. During her undergraduate study, Jiannan studied choral conducting with Prof. Lingfen Wu and instrumental conducting with Dr. Youqing Yang. She also served as conductor of the College of Computer and Information Choir at Renming University of China, Beijing; the No. 5 Middle and High School Choir; and the Beijing Children’s Palace Choir. Additionally, she founded the College of Civil Engineering Choir at Tsinghua University in May of 2010. Jiannan started her musical training when she was quite young and, in additional to singing, plays piano, violin and flute.