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Mr. Zalkind recently accepted the position of Band Director at Riverbend Elementary and Yuba City High School and Middle School String Ensemble at Tierra Buena School all in Yuba City, California (in the beautiful Sacramento Valley).
Up until that time, Mr. Zalkind was an
elementary school string and wind instrument teacher for the Granite
School District in Salt Lake City. Working with students in fifth and
sixth grades, Mr. Zalkind instructed both beginner and intermediate
level players. Mr. Zalkind and his wife, Susan, run the Zalkind Music
Studio, offering private trumpet lessons to students at all grade
levels. They also organized and ran the Summerhays Music Center “Summer
Music Jam” Camp for
elementary age students on string, wind and percussion instruments.
Mr. Zalkind was also the Music Director and Conductor of the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra. A member of the trumpet section of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds, Mr. Zalkind served as President of that organization. Active as a musician, Mr. Zalkind has also performed with a wide variety of ensembles on the trumpet, including participation in the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado and as a member of the Alan Hancock College Concert Band in Santa Maria, California. Mr. Zalkind was recently named the Elementary Music Educator of the Year by the Utah Music Education Association.
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