Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Linda J. Salisbury

Assistant Wind Ensemble Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Area:  MUSI
Areas of Specialization:  Brass Ensemble, Music Appreciation

Office:  AH1 1.102A
Office Hours:  Open door policy
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-2318

I am the Assistant Wind Ensemble Director and Brass Instructor at UT Dallas, and enjoy very much the quality time spent working with the students in each of those ensembles. In addition, I also enjoy working with many non-music students in my music appreciation classes. Each semester is a wonderful exploration of music as new adventures are embarked upon and we explore the world of music together.

My main area of research in music is transcriptions of jazz standards and improvisations adapted for the horn. However, I am also very passionate about music education, and believe in giving every student the best possible experience in music each time they enter my classroom, or rehearsal hall.

During my time at UT Dallas, the Wind Ensemble has grown to 55 members, and the University Orchestra has grown to 62 members, and they have performed such great works as Holst's Military Suite No. 1 in F, Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, Smetana's Finlandia, excerpts from Bizet's Carmen Suite and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, just to name a few. The brass ensemble has performed Bugler's Holiday and various movements from Ewald's Quintet No. 1 and Quintet No. 3, as well as many other crowd favorites like Washington Post and On the Mall.

In my music appreciation class, Understanding Music, I also give students the opportunity to let their talents shine by offering them the option of building a musical instrument or writing a musical composition in lieu of their final paper.

Before my time at UT Dallas, I also served as interim Adjunct Professor of Horn at Tarleton State University, and was also a Teaching Fellow teaching Applied Horn for three years at the University of North Texas. In addition to my teaching experience I have had many wonderful performing experiences including several performances with the Dallas Opera, San Angelo Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony, the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band, and have performed on multiple occasions at the world renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.

Recent Courses:  View courses taught by Linda J. Salisbury


Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance
Master of Music Education
Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Curriculum Vitae:  Linda J. Salisbury's CV