Recent News

Faculty pianist Craig Sheppard faces the daunting challenge of performing the entirety of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87, a body of work he terms an intellectual, imaginative and emotional tours de force.  Read more in UW Today.  
The passage of beloved School of Music advisory board member and alumnus Don Thulean in early April is a great loss to the School and the region. A tireless advocate for the arts, Don possessed a powerful gift for bringing collaborators together in the service of great music. We extend condolence to his loved ones and dedicate our April 24, 2015 UW Symphony and Seattle Symphony Side by Side Concert to his memory. Donald Thulean Donald Thulean was born June 24, 1929 in... Read more
UW Music joins forces with the student-led Improvised Music Project (IMP) to present IMPFest VII May 1 through 3, 2015 at the UW Ethnic Cultural Center.  Over the past seven years the Improvised Music Project has been a leading force in Seattle’s jazz and improvised music community. The group's annual festival, which pairs up-and-coming musicians with seasoned professionals of international renown, is IMP’s signature annual event. This year, IMP and the School of Music welcome renowned... Read more
Ethnomusicology doctoral candidate Bonnie McConnell
Doctoral student Bonnie McConnell's research in The Gambia involves arts-based answers to solving the AIDS crisis. Read more in the College of Arts and Sciences' Perspectives newsletter.
The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, West Africa has resulted in profound financial stresses on many Guinean people due to restrictions on travel, resource scarcity, and escalating prices on basic necessities. In Seattle, a group of Guinean artists and supporters—including UW doctoral student James Morford—are using the performing arts to raise awareness and address critical needs in an area of the world in crisis. Morford, a PhD candidate in the UW’s Ethnomusicology program, is a founding member of... Read more