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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.