Department: Instrumental & Choral Conducting
Phone: (206) 685-8050
Timothy Salzman is a Ruth Sutton Waters Endowed Professor at the University of Washington, where he serves as conductor of the UW Wind Ensemble and administers the concert band program. He also teaches students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting program.
Salzman previously 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, during which time the band program received several regional and national awards in solo/ensemble, concert and marching band competition.
Salzman holds degrees from Wheaton College (bachelor of music education), and Northern Illinois University (master of music in low brass performance), and has studied privately with Arnold Jacobs, former tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has numerous publications for bands with C. L. Barnhouse, Arranger's Publications, Columbia Pictures, and Hal Leonard publishing companies, and has served on the staff of new music reviews for The Instrumentalist magazine. Salzman is a national artist/clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America and has been a conductor, adjudicator, or arranger for bands in over 35 states, Canada, England, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and Russia. In autumn 1997 he was Visiting Professor at the Senzoku Gakuen Uozu School of Music in Uozu, Japan.
He is compiling editor and co-author, with several current and former UW students, of A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, a new series of books on contemporary wind band composers published by Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation.