Recent News

Harry Partch's Cloud Chamber Bowls
The extraordinary collection of handmade instruments invented and built by iconoclastic 20th century American composer Harry Partch completes a cross-country journey from New Jersey to Seattle this week as the Harry Partch Instrument Collection takes up residency at the University of Washington School of Music.  “We are working to make the University of Washington the instruments’ long-term home and integrating the collection into our curriculum and activities,” says School of Music director... Read more
Jazz Studies Chair Cuong Vu
Jazz Studies Chair Cuong Vu and his trio (which includes artist-in-residence Ted Poor on drums and New York-based Stomu Takeishi on bass) kick off this year's UW World Series Studio Series with a performance  at the Meany Studio Theater on Saturday, Oct. 11.  Jazz Studies alum Cameron Sharif joins the trio on keyboard.   Read more here.
Giselle Wyers conducting the combined UW symphony and choirs (Photo: Steve Korn).
Giselle Wyers, head of Voice and Choral Music at the University of Washington, will travel to Stockholm, Sweden in October to help facilitate connections with the international community of choral professionals. Wyers was among 14 American conductors awarded a fellowship with the 2015 International Conductors Exchange Program, a program hosted by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In addition to her time in Sweden, Wyers will serve as a host to a delegation of Swedish choral... Read more
Huck Hodge
Faculty composer Huck Hodge joins the ranks of such iconic modern composers as Arnold Schönberg, Béla Bartók, and Igor Stravinsky with recognition from the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) League of Composers, which recently declared his work Alêtheia for large ensemble the winning entry in its prestigious annual composition competition. The nation’s oldest organization devoted to contemporary music, the League’s mission is to engage audiences by presenting... Read more
Composer Abby Aresty
Artist and composer Abby Aresty, a recent graduate of the UW Composition Program, has turned sounds recorded around Pittsburgh into an installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.  Read more.