Recent News

Seattle Symphony Orchestra [UNTITLED]
“Collaborations teach us so much,” Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot said last week, after a rehearsal for the experimental, late-night series “[untitled]” at Benaroya Hall. “If we do this daily, and it becomes our diet, there’s no question that we can push the envelope further every single time.” Since Morlot first got to town in 2011, he’s been working on an unusual collaboration of his own with the University of Washington’s School of Music — a project that is the focus of this... Read more
Choral conductors in Latvia
Summer research activities, travels, and reports of new appointments, honors, and accolades are among recent news from our students and alumni. Current and former piano students of piano professor Craig Sheppard report new appointments, prizes, and recognition. Daniel Richardson (BM, piano) won the senior division of KING-FM’s 2015 Young Artists’ Award, which earned him a solo performance at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival this past summer. Brooks Tran (DMA) ... Read more
Robin McCabe in Beijing
International performance, teaching engagements, and new recordings are among recent news updates from School of Music faculty.  Robin McCabe, piano, recently returned from a series of dates in China, where she was an invited performer to the 9th International Beijing Festival for Piano. The head of the UW’s piano program performed solo recitals and led master classes at the China Conservatory, China National Conservatory, and Capitol Normal University, Beijing. McCabe’s UW... Read more
Geoffrey Boers and Choral Conducting Students in Latvia
The Singing Revolution of 1991 was a remarkable victory of the people of the countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia over the occupying forces of the Soviet Union. Their weapon? The human voice. Historically, the people of this region are among the most vocal of any culture in the world. From the earliest roots of their modern culture they have encoded their history and cultural story in song, and have used singing for virtually all the events of life, from menial daily tasks, to work, to... Read more
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir
The School of Music welcomes new faculty for the 2015-16 academic year, with new appointments in Strings, Instrumental Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, and more. Tekla Cunningham, Baroque ViolinStrings program Tekla Cunningham joins the UW School of Music strings faculty in Fall 2015, teaching baroque violin. In addition to directing the orchestra of Seattle production company (and UW ensemble-in-residence) Pacific MusicWorks, Cunningham serves as... Read more