Recent News

The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute join forces June 22 to 26, 2015 to present the annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy at the School of Music. Participants in the intensive course investigate ways to teach students at a variety of levels—including children, youth, and adults—about the music of the world's cultures. Workshop participants explore teaching tools and techniques, including audio, video, print, electronic, and human resources and the use of songs, stories,... Read more
Performance, scholarship, and new appointments are recurring themes for UW Music students and alumni as the arrival of summer marks  the conclusion of a most ambitious 2014-15 academic year. Music Education PhD students Jamey Kelley and Cory Meals have been appointed to tenure track positions in the final stages of their respective PhD programs. Kelley has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Florida International University in Miami... Read more
The School of Music celebrated the success of 70 Class of 2015 graduates with refreshments, music, and accolades June 12 at the School’s annual Grand Finale celebration. Among the 30 undergraduates receiving music degrees in areas of specialty from throughout the school’s programs, about one third also earned degrees in other UW programs, including biochemistry, neurobiology, communications, psychology, political science, speech and hearing sciences, history, and biology.  Graduate students... Read more
The School of Music has named the Daana String Quartet its 2015-16 Scholarship Chamber Group.  The group-which includes Erin Kelly and Corentin Pokorny, violin; Alessandra Barrett, viola; and Sonja Myklebust, cello-placed first in the School of Music’s 2015 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition. As the School’s official student scholarship chamber ensemble, the group will present two concerts at the School of Music during the 2015-16 academic year, as well as additional performances... Read more
Music students Nora Gunning and Mona Sangesland are recipients of the 2015 Library Research Award for Undergraduates, granted by University of Washington Libraries. The honors are awarded in three categories for outstanding student research produced during the previous academic year. Both students were recognized in the senior non-thesis category.  Gunning, who graduates this year with degrees in piano performance and history, was recognized for her paper “A Musi­cal Col­lab­o­ra­tion: the... Read more