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Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:30pm
  • Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform on Oct. 29 (Photo: Steve Korn).

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform wind music arranged for small ensembles.   


Brian Balmages: Fanfare Canzonique (2002)
Brass Choir; Daniel Fischer, conductor

Leonardo De Lorenzo: Sinfonietta Quintet (1961) 
     Mattinata e Fughetta
Flute Quintet

 Daniel Speer: Sonata for Four Trombones 

John Mackey: Strange Humors (2012) 
Clarinet Choir

Rasmus Ørskov:  Festmarch  
Horn Quintet

Claude Debussy: Rêverie 
Saxophone/Harp duet

Boris Pillin:  Three Pieces for Double Reed Septet (1972) 
           III. Allegro Risoluto

Brief Intermission

Peter Garland:  Apple Blossom 
Percussion Ensemble

Georges Bizet / arr. Yasuhide Ito:  Carmen Fantasy
Saxophone Quartet

 Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 (1922)
           Walzer, Durchweg sehr leise 
Woodwind Quintet

 Traditional / arr. Gabriel Velasco: Kaval Sviri (traditional Bulgarian Folk Song) 
Trumpet Quintet

Jean Françaix: Sept Danses d'apres le ballet "Les malheurs de Sophie" 
I. Le jeu de la poupée
   Funérailles de la poupée

III. La présentation des petits amis
   Variation de Paul

Chris Vongvithayamathakul, conductor

Barbara York: The PC Quartet “Traditional Values” (2008) 
            I. Intrada
Tuba Quartet

Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles (1958) 
     The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies 
     Early One Morning 

Corey Jahlas, conductor

Conductor Bios

Timothy Salzman is in his 37th 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 graduate wind conducting students of Professor Salzman have obtained positions at 70 universities and colleges throughout the United States and include past presidents of the American Bandmasters Association and the College Band Directors National Association. Prior to his UW appointment he served 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 regional and national awards in solo/ensemble, concert and marching band competition. Professor Salzman holds degrees from Wheaton (IL) College, and Northern Illinois University, and studied privately with world-renown wind instrument pedagogue 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, arranger, or consultant for bands throughout the United States and in Canada, England, France, Russia, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, China, and Japan, a country he has visited twenty-one times. Recently he has frequently traveled to China where he served as visiting professor at the China Conservatory, given master classes for numerous wind bands, and conducted several ensembles including the Shanghai Wind Orchestra, the People's Liberation Army Band, the Beijing Wind Orchestra, and the Tsinghua University Band in concerts in 2016/2017/2018. He also served on three occasions as an adjudicator for the Singapore Youth Festival National Concert Band Championships. He has also conducted several of the major military bands in the United States including a 2019 world premiere with 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band. He 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. He is a contributing author to a new book (2022) about his former teacher Arnold Jacobs: His Artistic and Pedagogical Legacies in the 21st Century. He is also an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and is a past president of the Northwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association. 

Dan Fischer

Dan Fischer is in his second year in the Doctor of Musical Arts/Instrumental Conducting program at the University of Washington where he serves as the Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Athletic Bands. He is also the conductor for Campus Band, and assistant conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

Dan Fischer earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Ottawa University (AZ), where he studied with Robert Hunter, Denny Monce and Josh Whitehouse. After earning this degree, he served as a band and orchestra director in the Scottsdale Unified School District (AZ) for three years. From there, he went on to earn his Master’s of Music Education degree at Auburn University, where he studied with Rick Good and Corey Spurlin. During his matriculation at Auburn University, he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the band program - assisting and directing all three university concert ensembles, assisting with the 380-member marching band, and co-teaching undergraduate conducting courses. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dan served as the Director of Instrumental Music at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Burien, WA) for three years.

In addition to teaching, Dan Fischer has worked as a brass and visual clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator in Arizona, Alabama, and Washington. He also had the honor of being a performer with The Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from 2005-2008. He currently is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Washington Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

DMA conducting student Corey Jahlas

Originally from Highland, MI, Corey Jahlas is in his first year of the Doctor of Musical Arts and Instrumental Conducting program at the University of Washington, where he serves as a Graduate Student Conductor of the Husky Athletic Bands, co-conductor of the Campus Band, and assistant conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

Most recently, Corey earned his Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Central Michigan University, studying with Prof. Jack Williamson. There, he instructed the 280-member Chippewa Marching Band and served as the instructor on record for the Symphony Band and the University Band. Prior to his Master’s work, Corey taught from 2014-2017 in Oxford, MI, leading the middle school band program, the OMS Percussion Ensemble, and assisting with the OHS Wildcat Marching Band. 

Corey also holds degrees in Music Education and Music Theory and Composition from Central Michigan, where he studied euphonium with Dr. Mark Cox and composition with Dr. David Gillingham. Sharing his love for the marching arts, Corey served as Assistant Director of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014, having marched with the group in 2011. He also serves as a clinician, arranger, and drill writer for high schools and university marching bands in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, and is the Director of the Drum Major Camp at Central Michigan University. Corey holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi. 

Chris Mathakul, graduate student conductor

Originally from Maui, Hawai’i, Christopher V. Mathakul recently completed a DMA in Wind Conducting at the University of Washington. Prior to his doctoral studies, Mathakul served for seven years as a high school and middle school band director in schools on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i. Mathakul earned a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the University of New Mexico where he studied conducting with Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall and clarinet with Professor Keith Lemmons. During his time at New Mexico, Mathakul served as graduate assistant for the UNM bands, where his responsibilities included assisting and conducting the concert bands, marching band, and running the “Soundpack” basketball pep band. Mathakul also served as the music director for the Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque, a community orchestra.

Mathakul received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 2009, where he studied clarinet with Henry Miyamura and James Moffat. While teaching in the public schools of Hawai’i, Mathakul studied conducting with Professor Grant Okamura and Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman at the University of Hawai’i. Through participation in summer workshops, Mathakul has studied conducting with Dr. Mallory Thompson of Northwestern University, Professor H. Robert Reynolds of the University of Southern California, Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner of the University of Georgia, Dr. Sarah McKoin of Texas Tech University, and Dr. Leonard Tan of the National Institute of Education in Singapore.