Emerson Elias Wahl

Percussionist / Drummer / Educator / Composer

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UW Wind Ensemble: Chamber

  • University of Washington- Meany Hall Seattle, WA (map)

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble (Tim Salzman, director) perform works arranged for small ensembles. PROGRAM DETAILS

Divertimento for Brass and Percussion, Karel Husa Shayna Stahl, conductor

Little Threepenny Music, Kurt Weill Mark Tse, conductor

Divertimento for Eight Wind Instruments, Hans Gal Doug Morin, conductor

Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra, Leo Smit Kay Yeh, piano soloist

Director Bios Timothy Salzman Timothy Salzman is in his twenty-ninth 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 students from the University of Washington occupy positions at numerous institutions of higher education and public schools throughout the United States. Prior to his appointment at the UW he served for four years 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. Professor 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, 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 or arranger for bands throughout the United States and in Canada, England, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, and Japan, a country he has visited twenty-one times. Recently he has frequently travelled to Beijing where he served as visiting professor at the China Conservatory, conducted the People's Liberation Army Band in two concerts (2009/10), and has given master classes for numerous wind bands including a concert appearance at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Tianenmen Square with the Beijing Wind Orchestra, the first professional wind ensemble in Beijing. He also adjudicated the Singapore Youth Festival National Concert Band Championships twice in the past four years. Professor Salzman 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 published by Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and is a past president of the Northwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association.

Mark Tse

Mark Tse is pursuing his doctoral studies in conducting with Timothy Salzman at the University of Washington in Seattle where he regularly conducts the UW Concert Band and is an assistant conductor to the UW Wind Ensemble. He recently won 2nd place with the American Prize competition in the area of college/university wind band with footage from his masters program.

Tse completed his masters in conducting with Charles Peltz at the New England Conservatory. While there, he has premiered new works and conducted with NEC’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. Tse also helped organize the College Band Directors National Association's regional conference “Crossing Over” which NEC hosted.

Tse has been invited to participate as a conducting fellow with scholarship at many symposiums including the Wintergreen Conductors' Summit, the Bard Conductors' Institute, and the Hartt Instrumental Conducting Clinic.

In addition to wind ensembles, Tse also conducts orchestras, musical pit bands and jazz ensembles. Doug Morin A native of Indiana, Doug Morin spent twelve years as an educator in North Carolina where his concert bands, marching bands and jazz ensembles earned numerous awards, recognitions, and superior ratings. Mr. Morin graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education and earned a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as Head Graduate Assistant for the Department of Bands. During his matriculation at Southern Mississippi the faculty from the School of Music selected him to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Currently, Mr. Morin is in his second year in the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting program at the University of Washington where he serves as the Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Athletic Bands, Director of the Campus Band, and regularly conducts the Wind Ensemble. His primary conducting teachers include Dr. Catherine Rand and Professor Timothy Salzman. He has served as guest conductor, adjudicator, taught private lessons, and continues performing on euphonium, trombone, and tuba with collegiate groups, small ensembles, and jazz bands. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Educators, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and the College Band Director’s National Association.

Shayna Stahl

Shayna Stahl is in her first year in the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Washington where she serves as Graduate Assistant Director of the Husky Marching Band and conductor of the University of Washington Concert Band. Prior to moving to Seattle she served for ten years in the athletic band program at Stony Brook University, including three years as Director of Athletic Bands. While at Stony Brook, Mrs. Stahl was concurrently a music educator for eight years in the Middle Country Central School District where she taught the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Mrs. Stahl earned her Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University and a Masters in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford where she studied with Glen Adsit. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she studied horn with Shelly Showers and Dan Williams, both of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has attended conducting workshops with numerous clinicians, including Michael Haithcock, Edward Cumming, Michael Colgrass, Jerry Junkins, Carl Sinclair, Mallory Thompson, Craig Kirchoff, and Frank Tichelli. Mrs. Stahl is a member of the National Association of Music Educators, New York State School Music Association, Suffolk County Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

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