YSO Program Notes Writer Jeffrey Snedeker has been on the music faculty at Central Washington University since 1991. His teaching duties have included horn, music history, and directing the Brass Choir and Horn Ensemble. He has received several awards for teaching, research, and service, most recently the 2014-2016 Artist Award from the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, and the Washington state Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship. He has also been selected as the 2012 Higher Education Music Educator of the Year by the Washington Music Educators Association and 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 for the International Horn Society, Historic Brass Society, Northwest Horn Society, Washington Music Educators Association, among others, all over the US, and in Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, England, Taiwan, South Africa and Australia. He is recognized as a leading performer and scholar of the horn in all areas, especially solo repertoire, chamber music, jazz and historical performance, and he has published over 50 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 seven articles in the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has released four solo recordings featuring the natural horn and the horn in jazz settings. Jeff became principal horn of the YSO in 1992, and invites everyone to YSO ConcerTalks preceding all Classical and Sinfonietta concerts. He lives in Ellensburg with his extremely patient wife and two talented sons.