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Degree Recital: Puo (Roger) Wu Fu

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 2:00pm
Roger Wu

A degree recital by Puo (Roger) Wu Fu, DMA Wind Conducting, a student of Timothy Salzman.


fire|contained (2022)
Nathaniel Parks (1995- )                                                                                                      
I. …the character of the moon        
II. …her accomplice
III. …a small yellow blanket in the shape of a child…
IV.…a stark black screen

Façade: an entertainment (1922) 
William Walton (1902-1983)                                                                                   
IX. Tarantella
XI. By the Lake
XII. Country Dance
XVI. Valse
XVII. Jodelling Song
XVIII. Scotch Rhapsody
XXI. Sir Beelzebub

Picture Whimsies (For a Distracted Mind) (2023)
Bobby Ge (1996- )                                                                     
I. Sunset     
II. Escaping Continuum
III. Not Only Greeks Can Dance
IV. Brooklyn Harbor

Ensemble Members

Grace Jun – Flute/Piccolo
Brian Schappals – Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Nicholas Franks – Alto Saxophone
Shaun Day – Trumpet
Allion Salvador – Violin
Ryan Farris – Cello
Rachel Huang – Piano
Jack Grenda – Percussion
Nathaniel Voth – Tenor 
Corey Jahlas – Speaker

 This recital is given in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DMA Wind Conducting.  Puo Wu Fu is a student of Timothy Salzman.


Roger Wu Fu is a Taiwanese-American conductor, teacher, and musicologist born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Roger is passionate about exploring all aspects of music, inside and outside the concert hall - recent works include producing and music directing his original musical “Yappie: The Musical” and its concept album premiere, music directing and premiering a set of chamber operas in Baltimore’s contemporary opera space, and presenting research on instrument pedagogy, choice, and personality at Ohio State University. At the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Roger worked as a conductor, performer, teaching assistant and faculty substitute. At the UW, Roger works both with the Husky Marching Athletic Bands as well as the UW Wind Ensemble and Campus Band, producing concerts, workshops, and community concerts throughout the year. Roger has guest conducted at various ensembles including Puget Brass, Around the Sound Community Band, Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, and served as adjudicator and judge for various school district festivals. Through summer conducting workshops, Roger has worked with conductors including Dr. Travis Cross, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Professor Charles Peltz, Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, Dr. Mark Scatterday, Professor Kevin McKeown and Dr. Mitchell Fennell. Drawing from his own varied background studying anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and his work as a peer recovery specialist with the mental health foundation HealthyGamerGG, Roger seeks to explore and study the deep-rooted impact of formative mental health conditions in classical musician’s careers and training. Through research and implementation, Roger seeks to work towards developing pragmatic practices for both musical performance and personal growth in classical musicians and their lives.