Wind Ensemble Chamber Concert
Oct 28, 2012 - 1:30 PM
$5 all tickets. Notecard. Cash or check at the door.
Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Bourgeois, and Glassock.
Scherzo Funebre, Derek Bourgeois
Erin Bodnar, conductor
Octet, Igor Stravinsky
Timothy Salzman, conductor
Octet in Eb (op. 103), L. Beethoven
Jiannan Cheng, conductor
No Exit, Lynn Glassock
Dan McDonald, conductor
Timothy Salzman is Professor of Music at the University of Washington where he serves as Director of Concert Bands and is conductor of the University Wind Ensemble. He also teaches students enrolled in the graduate instrumental conducting program. Former students from the University of Washington occupy positions at numerous universities and public schools throughout the United States.
Prior to his appointment at the UW 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 several regional and national awards in solo/ensemble, concert and marching band competition.
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 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 thirty-five states, Canada, England, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, China, and Japan, a country he has visited twenty times. 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 new series of books on contemporary wind band composers published by Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Erin Bodnar is in her first year of study in the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting. She received a Master of Music in wind conducting from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Victoria. Her primary conducting teachers at these institutions were Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher and Gerald King.
Bodnar has participated in conducting workshops at the University of North Texas, State University of New York at Fredonia, and the University of Michigan, where she had the opportunity to work with James Jordan, Jack Stamp, Paula Holcomb, and Steve Davis. This year, she was chosen as one of three Young Conductors for the National Band Association’s Young Conductor and Composer Mentorship Project. Bodnar has also contributed to the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance Series for Volume 7 and the revised Volume 1.
She excelled at teaching both middle and high school band in Alberta, Canada, for which she received the Keith Mann Young Band Director’s Award and the prestigious Edwin Parr First Year Teacher Award. In addition, Bodnar has served on the board of directors for the Alberta Band Association and has presented at their annual conference.
She is an accomplished bassoonist, having performed with the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony and the Madera Winds. She has recorded with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony for the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance CD series as well as the GIA Composer Collection CDs.
Daniel McDonald is a first year Doctor of Musical Arts student in instrumental conducting and serves as a Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Marching Band. He earned both a B.A. in Music (Saxophone) and M.M. in Conducting (Instrumental) from the University of Connecticut, where he studied with Jeffrey Renshaw, David Mills, Michelle Holt, and Marvin McNeill. He also attended the Northeast Conducting Symposium at Ithaca College with Craig Kirchhoff and Stephen Peterson.
Prior to his graduate work, McDonald taught grades four through eight band and lessons in Ashford, Conn. and was Director of Instrumental Music at The Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in Norwich, Conn. 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, McDonald was assistant conductor for the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, as well as assisted with undergraduate conducting.
He was a graduate assistant for the UConn Athletic Bands, which performed at the 2011 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, and he conducted the pep band at the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston, Texas.
McDonald 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.
Jiannan Cheng is from Chengdu, China and is in her first 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 flute.< Back