A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jeffery N. Lund is a celebrated conductor, educator, and percussionist based in the Puget Sound area. He has conducted the West Seattle Community Orchestra, the Tacoma Community College Orchestra, the Central Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Central Washington University Orchestra, the CWU Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and is currently Academy Orchestra Conductor with Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. As a guest conductor, Jeffery has been featured at the Northwest Percussion Festival, the Mid-Michigan Composers Symposium, and the CD release concerts for soloist Lenny Price and singer-songwriter Kris Orlowski.
Jeffery has previously held the positions of Music Director with the Capital Youth Symphony of Olympia, 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. Each summer, Jeffery holds residency at the Evergreen Music Festival, where he conducts the chamber orchestra and is the festival’s percussion teaching artist. 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 percussive studies and is on faculty at Tacoma Community College where he teaches Music Appreciation and World 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 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the 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, 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.