- Summer 2017: Schulz was re-invited to program and conduct the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Young People's Concerts in late May. This year over 10,000 students over nine performances learned about Myths, Legends and Folktales in Music. In June Schulz returned to Texas this time to guest conduct the Round Rock Symphony in conjunction with Texas State University's International Piano Competition. Six outstanding pianists performed concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff. Also in June, Schulz taught at the University of Memphis Summer Music Camp conducting the summer orchestra. In July Schulz was invited back to the podium at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for a one-night only performance with the orchestra and Amos Lee. Finally, in August Schulz will return to the Vivace! Chamber Music Camp in Seattle conducting and coaching elementary through college students.
- Spring 2017: Throughout this time Schulz adjudicated and gave clinics for high school orchestras across the Seattle area as well as in Portland, Oregon and Boise, Idaho. Seattle Festival Orchestra gave performances of Kalinnikov's Symphony in G minor, Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Franz Berwald's seldom heard Symphony No. 3. The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra teamed up with University of Puget Sound Symphony for historic performances of Mahler's First Symphony. Standing room only audiences experienced the first performances of this work by either of these two orchestras. UPS went on to finish the school year with works by Jake Runnestad, Shostakovich, Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov. The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will close its season in June with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Copland's Tender Land Suite.
- Fall/Winter 2016: The past three months have been an incredible whirlwind of conducting, teaching and adjudicating. Seattle has incredible talent that Schulz was able to hear at the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras annual Concerto Competition Finals. He also worked with students at Nathan Hale High School who are working on Adventure on Bainbridge Island by Alan Lee Silva; one of the works Schulz commissioned as Music Director of Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestras and is now a popular work with school orchestras across the country. In October Schulz led his third Halloween concert with the Austin Symphony Orchestra which included Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice with the fantastic storyteller, Bernadette Nason. In October the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra gave a rare performance of Max Richter's Four Seasons Recomposed with faculty violin soloist Maria Sampen and in November gave a full concert of opera masterpieces including Wagner's Siegfried's Rhine Journey. Also in October Schulz led his first Sensory Friendly Family concert with the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra which invited children with autism and their families to a welcoming concert experience. Other significant performances included Vaughan Williams Piano Concerto with pianist Cristina Valdes and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 with Seattle Festival Orchestra.
- Spring/Summer 2016: Schulz made his debut with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in Colorado featuring music of Theofanidis, Rota, Copland and Gershwin. He also returned to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra leading six premieres at the Merriman Young Composers Concert. Schulz was especially excited to return to the Austin Symphony Orchestra twice this Spring. For a week in May Schulz led 10 Young People's Concerts that reached nearly 20,000 central Texas fourth and fifth graders. In June he again led the symphony in his Pops debut highlighting the music of John Williams. Performances were sold out and were the highest attended in the history of the Butler Pops Series. At home in Seattle Schulz led the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra in Brahm's Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4; with the Bainbridge Symphony he led performances of film music as well as the Washington premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' Dreamtime Ancestors along with classics such as Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8; and finally with the Seattle Festival Orchestra Schulz led a rare performance of Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture as well as thrilling performances of Dvorak's Symphony No. 6, Sibelius' Finlandia, Schubert's Symphony No. 4 and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Seattle Symphony Orchestra clarinetist, Eric Jacobs.
- Winter 2016: This fall Schulz and the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra performed a variety of works including Anna Clyne's "Within Her Arms," John Adams "Shaker Loops," Sibelius Symphony No. 3, Stravinsky Firebird Suite 1919 and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. In October Schulz served as the clinician for Pacific Lutheran University's High School Orchestra Invitational. Also in October, Schulz returned to the Austin Symphony Orchestra for another Family Halloween concert with music by John Williams, Liadov, Powell, Mussorgsky and more. In February, the Seattle Festival Orchestra set new attendance records with performances of Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6.
- July 2015: Wesley Schulz has been appointed Director of Orchestras at University of Puget Sound. He concludes his position as Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and will retain directorship of both Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Festival Orchestra.
- June 2015: Schulz is a finalist for the position of Music Director of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in Grand Junction, Colorado. In March 2016 he will lead GJSO in works by Theofanidis, Rota, Copland and Gershwin!
- May 2015: On May 1 & 2, 2015 Schulz debuted with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra to warm reviews. The Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra presented their Spring concert on May 3 and gave an additional performance at Bloedel Reserve on Mother's Day. The Seattle Festival Orchestra gave stellar performances of rarely performed works [Lalo's rambunctious Symphony in G minor; Chabrier's "Joyeuse Marche;" Turina, "Danzas fantasticas"]. The rest of the month includes several clinics and adjudications [Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras; Central Washington University; Killarney Secondary School] as well as leading seven WORLD PREMIERE performances at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop.
- March 2015 UPDATE: January and February were busy months of making great music with outstanding musicians. Schulz made his Seattle Symphony debut February 17 to a SOLD-OUT audience at Benaroya Hall. Singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov astounded the audience! Also, the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra had a second set of SOLD OUT performances Feb 28 and March 1. They performed Kevin Puts Millennium Canons, Beethoven's Chorale Fantasy with the fantastic Mark Salman with the Amabile Choir PLUS our new timpani debuted as Gunnar Folsom rocked out on Michael Daugherty's Raise the Roof! Additionally, Schulz conducted the Juneau Symphony in a program of American themed works in early February. 10 inches of snow didn't stop this town from checking out its treasured symphony!!