Recent News

Recent publications and recordings by School of Music faculty and students demonstrate a breadth of research interests and areas of knowledge. Following are a few among many recently completed projects. Indigo Mist: That the days go by and never come againThe ghosts of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn presided over the recording of “That the days go by and never come again,” the 2014 RareMusic release from Indigo Mist, known more familiarly around the School... Read more
School of Music professor Steven Morrison has been named editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education, bringing the editorial offce of the publication back to the UW for the frst time in decades. A publication of the National Association for Music Education, the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal presents original research on a wide range of topics including various aspects of music pedagogy, history, and philosophy.  “This is the second time the editorial offce of the JRME has been at... Read more
Among recent new developments at the UW School of Music was the appointment this past fall of respected soprano Cyndia Sieden as an artist-in-residence in the UW Voice program. Sieden, an acclaimed interpreter of Mozart’s operatic repertoire, has sung in the world’s great opera houses--including the Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, the New York Met, Paris's Opéra Bastille, the Wiener Staatsoper, Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu, Brussels's La Monnaie, and London's Covent Garden and English... Read more
The surprise announcement in November 2014 that the iconic Harry Partch Instrumentarium would begin a two-year residency at the UW commencing immediately (see story here) has set in motion a variety of plans and ideas about how to incorporate the composer’s inventions into the scholarly and performance activities of UW Music students and faculty. A pair of public events in May will give the Seattle... Read more
Doctoral composition student Yiğit Kolat is among four finalists for the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, one of the world's top honors for young composers.  Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, judge of the competition, chose Kolat's work [difeʁãs] from among 151 entries from 44 countries.  The four nominated scores will be performed in May 2015 at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. The Takemitsu Award, an annual honor bestowed by the Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, aims to... Read more