From a Seattle Cascades press release: Tim Salzman will be arranging the 2005 Seattle Cascades musical program. 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 wind conducting program. Salzman holds degrees from Wheaton College (bachelor of music education) and Northern Illinois University (master's of music in low brass performance.) He has numerous publications for bands with the C. L. Barnhouse, Arranger's Publications, Columbia Pictures and Hal Leonard Publishing companies, has served on the staff of new music reviews for the Instrumentalist magazine and arranged for and taught the brass sections of the Santa Clara Vanguard (1981-1987) and the Cavaliers (1982-1987 and 1989-1997). "Having Tim on board with the Seattle Cascades helps solidify our goals of incorporating local Northwest talent into the organization," said Seattle Cascades program coordinator Kurt Jull, "and we are honored to have this opportunity to work with and learn from him." Salzman is also national artist/clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America and has been a conductor, adjudicator or arranger for bands in more than 35 states, Canada, England, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia. He is compiling editor and co-author of a new series of books on contemporary wind band composers, "A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band."