Music Director

Jeffery N. Lund 2016 - present

Jeffery Lund

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jeffery N. Lund is a celebrated conductor, educator, and percussionist based in the Puget Sound area. Along with Rainier Symphony, Jeff is the conductor of the Young Artists Orchestra with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, and he has conducted the West Seattle Community Orchestra, the Northwest Mahler Festival, the Cascade Conducting Workshop Orchestra of Symphony Tacoma, the Tacoma Community College Orchestra, Central Washington University Orchestra, CWU Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Jeffery has been featured at the Northwest Percussion Festival, the Mid-Michigan Composers Symposium, and the CD release concerts for singer-songwriter Kris Orlowski.

Jeffery has previously held the positions of Music Director with the Capitol Youth Symphony, Administrative Director with the Kittitas Valley Youth Orchestra, and percussion Teaching Artist and Percussion Ensemble Director with the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. Jeffery continually strives for excellence in music education through dynamic programming and engagement opportunities for students and their communities. He is the advanced Music Theory instructor for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, and during the summer he holds residency at the Evergreen Music Festival where he conducts the Concert and Chamber Orchestras. Additional education engagements have included conducting the Tacoma Youth Symphony, the Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra, the Everett Youth Symphony, the Kittitas Valley Youth Orchestra, and the Conservatory Orchestra of Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia.

In addition to his conducting activities Jeffery is the Affiliate Artist in Percussion at the University of Puget Sound where he teaches course work in percussion studies, and is on faculty at Tacoma Community College where he teaches Music Appreciation, World Music, and Digital Music. He has performed as a soloist with a variety of orchestras, wind ensembles, and chamber groups across the United States. Recognized as a passionate and engaging percussive arts educator, Jeffery has been invited to lecture at numerous percussion festivals and competitions around the country, most recently as a guest soloist and lecturer for the Northwest Mallet Festival. As an active orchestral musician himself, Jeff can be seen playing with the Seattle Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, Auburn Symphony, Federal Way Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, and other orchestras in the Pacific Northwest. In his performance career, Jeff has been able to collaborate with composers and performers such as Evelyn Glennie, Stuart Copeland, Bob Becker, Ney Rosauro, Dave Hollinden, Denise Dillenbeck, Daniel Montoya Jr., Zhou Long, Julie Spencer, Nicolas Papador, and Cindy McTee.

Jeffery holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Central Washington University and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Central Michigan University. He is a Liberace Scholar, a Hubbard Scholarship recipient, and is an endorsed artist with the artisan marimba company, Marimba One. Jeffery lives in University Place with his partner, Erica, and their two kids: Brayden and Isla.