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A Letter from Selena

Selena Maytum, Horn

Selena Maytum, Horn


We have had a wonderful year of performing new music, gathering new audiences, and working with some amazing composers. One highlight for me was performing John Adams' Son of Chamber Symphony. That piece was one of the first "modern" compositions that I fell in love with as a horn player, and it was great to work with Jordan and the rest of our ensemble to bring it to life last May. (The first clip is available here!) I have thoroughly enjoyed performing all the works we've premiered. I've also enjoyed getting to meet many of you, our fans, and supporters!

In the past few days, we've begun our Season 2 campaign. We're passionate about our music and it's a privilege to share it with you. I do hope you'll consider giving today, and I thank you for your continued support! And, if you live in the area, please join me for a glass of wine, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and the music of my friends, at A Taste of Symphony Number One. Hope to see you there! 

Best Wishes,

Selena Maytum

Director of Development, Principal Horn


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Selena Adams

Staff Sergeant Selena Maytum hails from Nicholson, Georgia. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, she was a band director at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado and Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Mrs. Maytum was a member of the 2008 Japan Touring Cast of Music Motion Theater's Odyssey, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. She has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Orford Summer Music Academy, and Hot Springs Summer Music Festivals, and has also performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra, and numerous regional ensembles. Mrs. Maytum earned a Master of Music degree at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Furman University, and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado. Her teachers include Michael Thornton, Richard Seraphinoff, and Gayle Chesebro. Mrs. Maytum is also a member of the Pentagon Winds.

Symphony Number One is Baltimore's Newes Chamber Orchestra, devoted to substantial works by emerging composers.