Program Notes Writer: Jeffrey Snedeker

Jeffrey Snedeker has been on the music faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, since 1991. His teaching duties have included horn, music history, and directing the Brass Choir and Horn Ensemble. Jeff is a past president of the International Horn Society, and has received several awards for teaching, research and service, including the national Artist Award from the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and the Washington state Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship. In 2018, Jeff was selected for the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. He also has been selected as the Higher Education Music Educator of the Year by the WMEA, and he is a Distinguished University Professor for Service at CWU. Jeff has been a featured artist, clinician, lecturer, and host of regional, national and international conferences on six continents, and he is recognized as a leading performer and scholar of the horn, especially solo repertoire, jazz, and historical performance. He has published over fifty articles on a variety of musical topics, including entries in The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music, journals of the International Horn Society, Historic Brass Society, American Musical Instrument Society, Music Educators Journal, VOICE Magazine, Composition Today, and the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has released five solo recordings featuring the natural horn and the horn in jazz settings.  Jeff has been principal horn of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He lives in Ellensburg with his extremely patient wife and two talented sons.