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Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

UW Symphonic Band, French Horn (photo: Steve Korn)

The UW Wind Ensemble (Timothy Salzman, director) and Symphonic Band (Shaun Day, director) present their Spring Quarter concert, performing music by Peter Mennin, John Paulson, Cindy McTee, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and others. 

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University of Washington Symphonic Band
Shaun Day, conductor

Peter Mennin (1923-1983): Canzona (1951) 

John Paulson (b. 1948): Epinicion (1975) 

Sydney Guillaume (b. 1982): Renesans (2019)


University of Washington Wind Ensemble
Timothy Salzman, conductor

Cindy McTee (b. 1953): Notezart (2016/18)
Shaun Day, conductor

Rodney Rogers (b. 1953): The evidence of things not seen (1991) 
Corey Jahlas, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Variations for Wind Band (1957/2013), 

Combined Ensembles

Pavel Tschesnokoff (1877-1944)/arr. Bruce Housenecht: Salvation is Created (1912/1957) 

Oleksandre Konysky (text)/Mykola Lysenko (music): Prayer for Ukraine: Molytva za Ukrayinu (1885)


Peter Mennin served as the director of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, then for many years held the same post at the Juilliard School where he succeeded William Schuman. Before his administrative career he was a composition faculty member at Juilliard and, during his life, wrote nine symphonies, several concertos, and numerous works for wind band, chorus, and other ensembles. His style became more chromatic and astringent with time, but was always essentially tonal, relying heavily on polyphony. He only composed one work for wind band Canzona, a brisk work that opens with a syncopated fanfare-like motives accompanied by powerful rhythmic figurations.   

John Paulson is an American composer who received music education degrees from both the University of Minnesota and the Eastman School of Music. While serving as an active music clinician and guest conductor, he is also the creator and founder of SmartMusic and the CEO of MakeMusic Inc., which is the company that developed Finale and SmartMusic. Epinicion, an aleatoric work, is based on an ancient Greek song of victory, sung at the conclusion of a triumphant battle. This dramatic work reflects the 1970’s when composers were actively responding to the societal afflictions of the Vietnam War.

Sydney Guillaume is a composer and conductor from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His compositional works are mainly for choir and film and are often challenging and highly spirited. Renesans is Guillaume’s only work for wind ensemble to date. The piece premiered on the ninth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took place in his native country and is reflective yet uplifting. The word “renesans” is Haitian Creole for “rebirth,” and the work displays Yanvalou rhythms and Haitian Rara band celebratory musical material. 

Cindy McTee is an American educator and composer holding degrees from Pacific Lutheran University, the Yale School of Music, and the University of Iowa. Her compositions have been featured around the world by leading orchestras, bands, and chamber ensembles. Notezart was originally commissioned by the Brass and Percussion Ensemble of the National Orchestra of Lyon, and the wind symphony version is dedicated to Eugene Corporon. This work features many 12-tone passages as well as quardal, quintal, and triadic harmonies. Specific moments from Mozart’s third movement from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik provide the inspiration for Notezart.

Rodney Rogers was professor of composition at Arizona State University, previously having taught at Lawrence University and Louisiana State University. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Arizona State University and his wind music has been performed at institutions such as the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, Indiana University, the Juilliard School, Northwestern University, the Royal School of Music in London, the University of Michigan, the University of North Texas, and the University of Washington. Rogers has been commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association, Music Teachers National Association, and National Endowment of the Arts. The musical basis for the evidence of things not seen is the hymn tune Prospect, found in Southern Harmony (1835), a collection of tunes, hymns, psalms, odes, and anthems attributed to William Walker. The composer writes the following about the title's implication:

The title interests me for its premise that there are unseen events. Music, while invisible, is still discussed in terms of form – almost as if it were a concrete entity. Yet for the listener it remains unseen. Since the theme is sacred, it also seemed appropriate to use a sacred reference in the title (Hebrews 11:1), though most people are not aware of its origin. The text I association with the Prospect melody is The Lone Wild Bird from a choral arrangement of the tune by David N. Johnson. That text is from the same period of Prospect. (Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band)

Variations for Wind Band is a transcription by Donald Hunsberger of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Variations for Brass Band.The original piece was composed in 1957 as a test piece for the annual brass band competition in London that culminated in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The work stands apart from other brass band test pieces of the era because it does not provide moments to feature soloists in the band, and it is also the first brass band contest piece to be set in Theme and Variation form, inspiring composers to subsequently write in the same form. Although the piece is not separated by movements, it is composed of eleven variations that follow the initial theme which moves through various moods and styles, ultimately creating a sense of exhilarating movement through a waltz, Polonaise, chorale, canon, Arabesque and fugue. The work was one of the last pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, written concurrently with his Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. This edition was prepared by Gary Thomas Brattin as part of his DMA degree completed at the UW in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Salzman. Dr. Brattin, who passed away suddenly in 2015, created a new score and parts that corrected over 900 errata.

Salvation is Created is by Pavel Tschesnokoff who belongs to a late-Romantic group of Russian “spiritualist” composers that included Bortniansky and Gretchaninoff. Tschesnokoff wrote an important choral conducting text and produced more than 500 choral works, 400 of which were based on sacred texts. This arrangement is almost an exact transcription of the original choral work composed in 1912, before Tschesnokoff was forced to turn to only composing secular works by the Soviet government. It is a communion hymn based on a chant from Kiev and Psalm 74: "Salvation is made in the midst of the earth, O God. Alleluia." Although he never heard this composition performed, his children had the opportunity to in the years following his death.   

Prayer for Ukraine is a patriotic Ukrainian hymn which has become the spiritual anthem of Ukraine. The song became the regular closing hymn in services of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and other churches. It gained national significance when it was performed by mass choirs during the Ukrainian War of Independence in 1917–1920. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine the work has been performed world-wide. This past February 26th, the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York, a group founded in 1949 "to preserve and cultivate the rich musical heritage of Ukraine",performed the hymn as the ‘cold open’ of Saturday Night Live, standing behind a table of candles that were arranged to spell "Kyiv"

O Great God, Eternal!
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Freedom and light of wisdom
You shed upon her. 

Enlighten us with learning and knowledge
Us, your children inspire,
In pure everlasting love to our country
You, O God, allow us to grow.

We pray to you, God almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
All your grace and bounties
To our people direct!

Grant her freedom, grant her wisdom,
Grant illumination,
Prosperity grant, O God, to the nation
And grant many, many, prosperous years!



Callum McCubbin, Junior, Physics, Pullman

Shelly Shen, Freshman, Music, Shanghai, China

Daisy Yego, Medical Anthropology, Puyallup

Yue Zhong, Freshman, Pre-Sci & Music, Blacksburg, VA & Shanghai, China 


Dillen Abbe, Jr., Medical and Biological Anthropology, Seattle

Marrakesh Beaner, Freshman, Anthropology, Fort Collins, CO

Katherine Dawson, Fr., Undecided, Brush Prairie

Lauren Majeweki, Fr. Global and Regional Studies, Mercer Island


Mitch Boulter, Sr., Software Engineering, Monroe

Mina Hung, Jr., Art & Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Li, Grad, Computer Science, Greenville SC

Jason Liu, Junior, Mathematics, Camas

Jaimi Lutes, Fr., Environmental Science and Earth and Space Sciences - Biology, Boulder CO

Raul Arturo Robles, Junior, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Procure


Griffin Smith, Jr., Philosophy and Ethics, Fayetteville AT


Ashley Grinstead, Junior, Chemical Engineering, Bellingham

Emily Muterspaugh, Fr., Environmental Studies, Lakebay

Brendan O’Connor, Sr., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Yakima

Liam Salas, Soph., Human-Centered Design Engineering, Lynnwood

Leo Zhang, Soph., Pre-Sci, Music, Guangzhou, China


Carter Archuleta, Junior, Physics and Astronomy, Gig Harbor

Brandon Cain, Senior, Music Education & ELS Minor, Spanaway

Nathaniel Gniffke, Junior, Music Education, Shoreline

Riley Huston, Junior, Industrial Design, Kirkland

Marcus Evans, Jr., Music Education, Seattle

Isaac Lee, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Kirklan 


Jacob Angerman, Junior, Electrical Engineering, San Antonio TX 

Michael Evans, Soph., Psychology, Moraga CA

Sydney Kuhl, Sophomore, Computer Engineering, Prior Lake MN

Noelani Yonahara Stewart, Freshman,Political Science and American Ethnic Studies, San Francisco CA


Dion Archer-Roll, Freshman, Physics, Vancouver

Peter Lin, Sophomore, ACMS, Taipei, Taiwan

Duncan Weiner, Sophomore, AA and Linguistics, Seattle


John Yi, Fr., Psychology, Bellevue


Emmett Smith,

Seb Rowland, Jr., International Studies (General) & Germanics, Snoqualmie


Amanda O’Brien, Sr., Psychology, Sammamish

Sarah Quach, Sophomore, Psychology B.S., Huntington Beach CA




Tracia Pan, Fr., Music Performance, Bellevue

Megan Hutchison, Grad, Woodwind Performance, Sammamish

Stephanie Chuang, Sr., Computer Science/Cinema and Media Studies, Camas

Kari Chadd, Fr., Music Performance, Marysville

Jasmine Lin, Fr., Undeclared, Bellevue


Daren Weissfisch, Grad., Orchestral Conducting, Ridgewood, NJ*

Kamil Tarnawczyk, Sr., Music, Edmonds

Oliver Wang, Jr., Psychology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


Nate Chen, So., Computer Science, Vancouver*

Chloe Person, So., Music History, Kenmore


Khang Zhie Phoong, Sr., Computer Science, Singapore*

Alex Gee, Fr., Engineering undeclared, Camas

Conrad Lin, Jr., Statistics & Economics, Boise, ID

Cameron Lee, Jr., Visual Communication Design and Informatics, Mercer Island

Megan Rideout Redeker, Jr., Music Performance, Bainbridge Island

Jan Buzek, Soph., Computer Science and Mathematics, Seattle


Emerson Bowles, Jr., Astronomy, San Diego, CA


Nicholas Franks, Jr., Music Education, Camarillo, CA

Diego Mesquita, So., Civil Engineering, Bellingham

Lisa Dockendorff, Sr., Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior, Music Minor, Vernon, CT

Katie Zundel, Fr., Music Performance/Engineering, Clinton


Shaun Day, Grad., Wind Conducting, Cincinnati, Ohio

Peter Nelson-King, Community Member, Woodinville

Carlos Alvarez, So., undeclared, Kirkland

Caroline Kelly, So., Music/Environmental Science, Chelan

Jennifer Stump, So., Mathematics, Lynnwood


Anna Perry, Grad., Music Performance, Hilliard, OH*

Elizabeth Haker, Computer Science, Los Angeles CA

Aaron Anderson, Jr., Music Performance, Tigard, OR

Sydney Kuhl, Soph., Computer Engineering, Prior Lake MN


Neal Muppidi, So., Physics/Music, Austin, TX*

Sean Grimm, Sr., Statistics, Vancouver

Jonathan Elsner, Jr., Mathematics, Kent

Alberto Macias, Jr., Psychology, Yakima

Clayton Thomas, Sr., Electrical Engineering, Kenmore


Corey Jahlas, Grad., Wind Conducting, Highland, MI

Ethan Walker, So., Music Education, Kenmore


Ben Berlien, community member, Seattle

Roger Wu Fu, Grad., Wind Conducting, Santiago, Chile


Beau Wood, Sr., Jazz Studies, Longview


Kiwa Mizutani, Grad., Music Performance, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan  

Karen Haining, So., Music Performance & Computer Science, Lake Forest Park


Kiwa Mizutani, Grad., Music Performance, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan  


Kelly Guangyin Hou, So., Music Performance/Informatics, Bellevue


Scott Farkas, Grad., Music Performance, Twin Falls, ID*

Abigail George, So., Music Performance & Physics, Redmond

Nina Okubo, So., undeclared, Yakima

Brin Jaeger, Fr., Music Performance/Environmental Science, Stanford, CA

Simon Harty, Fr., Music Performance, Boise, ID

Ryan Baker, So., Music, Gig Harbor


Shaun Day, Grad., Wind Conducting, Cincinnati, Ohio

Corey Jahlas, Grad., Wind Conducting, Highland, MI

Roger Wu Fu, Grad., Wind Conducting, Santiago, Chile

Director 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. 

Shaun Day

As a conductor, trumpet player, and educator, Shaun Day enjoys sharing his passion by working with a variety of music ensembles and creating a positive community through music. Shaun is completing his DMA in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Washington where he is the director and conductor for the UW Symphonic Band, and the associate conductor for the UW Wind Ensemble. He is also serving as the Conductor and Artistic Director for the Mukilteo Community Orchestra and enjoys connecting with local music educators in the Seattle area. Shaun continues to work as an ensemble clinician, guest conductor, and as a presenter at music education conferences, including the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Conference.

 Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Shaun earned his BM in Music Education with a concentration in trumpet performance, and his MM in Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). During that time, he was the manager of the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Brass Choir, the University Commencement Band, and a Graduate Assistant of the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band. Shaun also served as the Associate Conductor of the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor for the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass (OH).

 Before completing his MM, Shaun was the assistant band director at Turpin High School in Cincinnati. His duties included directing the high school concert bands, directing the high school jazz program, the musical theatre pit orchestra, assisting and directing the high school marching band program, and directing the 5th-12th concert bands. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA), and the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) where he served as the District XIV Secretary and Treasurer from 2016-2018.

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.