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 China 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.
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 third 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.
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