Recent News

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, West Africa has resulted in profound financial stresses on many Guinean people due to restrictions on travel, resource scarcity, and escalating prices on basic necessities. In Seattle, a group of Guinean artists and supporters—including UW doctoral student James Morford—are using the performing arts to raise awareness and address critical needs in an area of the world in crisis. Morford, a PhD candidate in the UW’s Ethnomusicology program, is a founding member of... Read more
Steve Treseler, a graduate student in the UW's Jazz and Improvised Music program, is a featured performer for un upcoming episode of Jazz Night in America, a new series hosted by bassist Christian McBride. The series films at Seattle's Royal Room March 1 and 2, with Treseler and bandmates hosting a tribute to jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. Read more in the ... Read more
Craig Sheppard
Faculty pianist Craig Sheppard prepares for a challenging journey through the 24 Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovich April 25 at Meany Theater. Learn more about the reperotire and Sheppard's approach in this article from Seattle Weekly's Spring Arts Guide.  
UW Music faculty artist Stephen Stubbs was awarded the Grammy for best opera recording and affiliate professor Ludovic Morlot conducted the Seattle Symphony in the Grammy winning entry for best classical composition in the 57th Grammy awards February 8 in Los Angeles.  Stubbs, a senior artist-in-residence at the UW and artistic director of ensemble-in-residence Pacific MusicWorks, was recognized for work as co-artistic director, with colleague Paul O'Dette, of the Boston Early Music Festival.... Read more
Alexandra Picard as the Queen of the Night in Tacoma Opera's production of the Magic Flute
Awards, accolades, publications, and a plum role or two are among recent accomplishments of School of Music students and alumni. Read on for recent news from our current and former students.  It’s a year for Magic Flute in the Pacifc Northwest, and the UW is gearing up for its May co-production with ensemble-in-residence Pacifc MusicWorks at Meany Theater May 8-10. Tacoma Opera presented their own version of Mozart’s most beloved operatic work this fall, a unique staging developed in... Read more