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Shaun Salem

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Shaun Salem


Shaun Salem (b. 26 September 1980, Seymour, Tenn.) is an American composer and educator.

Salem began composing at the age of 14 at Seymour High School; the first public performance of his music was Overture by the Seymour High School concert, conducted by the composer. Mr. Salem received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied composition under Robert Hutcheson, Michael Linton, Paul West Osterfield, and David McKay. His master’s in music composition was completed in 2008 at the University of South Florida, under the instruction of Paul Reller, Michael Sydney Timpson, and Chi Chun Chi Sun Lee. He completed his teacher licensure at Maryville College in 2011 and currently teaches percussion at Maryville City and Alcoa Schools.

Mr. Salem has composed works for premiere by the Maryville College (Tennessee) Concert Band, including Overture for the Great Hall (a revision of his earlier work Overture) written to commemorate the opening of the Clayton Center for the Arts. He plans to revise and submit for publication several earlier compositions, including a trilogy of works called The Wind Saga (Windrider, Windfall, and Windstorm).

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