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A marimba sized for a giant. Suspended glass domes, artfully arranged. A Chromelodeon, a Kithara, and a Harmonic Canon.  These are just a few of the one-of-a-kind instruments that inventive composer Harry Partch (1901-1974) created to bring his music to life.  Read more in the April issue of Arts and Sciences Perspectives.  
The School of Music presents three opportunities to get up close with the music and handmade instruments of 20th century American composer Harry Partch May 11, 26, and 27 at the UW's Meany Hall. Learn more about the composer and how his collection of instruments landed at the University of Washington in this article from UW Today.  ...
Expect a most contemporary interpretation in Dan Wallace Miller and Karen Hartman’s new translation of The Magic Flute, the second in an ongoing collaboration between the UW School of Music and Seattle production company Pacific MusicWorks running at Meany Theater May 8-10. Miller, a UW Drama alumnus who has made a name for himself locally with his fledgling Vespertine Opera Company, presents a contemporary take on Mozart’s beloved masterwork, with new dialogue created by the award-... Read more
UW Jazz Studies swept the 2015 Golden Ear Awards presented in March by local nonprofit Earshot Jazz. Jazz Studies alums were represented in seven of nine categories awarded on the basis of a public ballot returned by more than 5,000 voters. Winners included Seattle band Chemical Clock (Jazz Studies grads Cameron Sharif, keyboard; Raymond Larsen, trumpet; Mark Hunter,bass; and Evan Woodle, drums) winning... Read more
Craig Sheppard
The University of Washington professor bought the score for Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, in 1975, but let it lie for nearly 30 years. Now he’s sharing his passion for the work with audiences across the country, and beyond.  Read more in the April 19 issue of the Seattle TImes.