Ridgewood TubaChristmas II

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Guest Narrator

Michael Salzman

Michael Salzman

Michael Salzman


Professor Michael Salzman has been the Tuba and Euphonium instructor at Hofstra University since 1994. In addition, he has held the position of Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts for the Syosset Central School District since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University where he studied with Harvey Phillips, and a Master of Music from the Mannes College of Music where he was a student of Warren Deck, former Principal Tubist of the New York Philharmonic. Other important teachers have been Sam Pilafian, Bill Barber, Michael Lind and Paul Krywicki. He also holds degrees in music education and educational administration from Queens College and Hofstra University respectively.

A well known and respected tubist and teacher in the New York metropolitan area, Professor Salzman is a former Principal Tubist of the Long Island Philharmonic and a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Brass Quintet. He also has performed with such groups as The Concert Pops of L.I., the Bridgeport Symphony, the Goldman Band and Max Morath’s 92nd Street Y Ragtime Band. Extremely active in the field of music education, he has served as the President of the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) and as All State Band Chair for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). He has also served NYSSMA as a member of their Finance, Government Relations, and Advocacy Committees. In addition to his work at Hofstra and in Syosset, he remains active as a freelance tubist and as a guest conductor.

Program Highlights

Prelude: Hansel and Gretel – Englebert Humperdinck
Rikudim – Van der Roost
Christmas Carols – Mortin Gould
A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson
ShalomPhillip Sparke
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
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