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Honoring the Life of JoAnn Taricani

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm
JoAnn Taricani, Director, School of Music.

The University of Washington honors the life of an extraordinary community member with a memorial event featuring musical performances by colleagues and students, remarks by distinguished colleagues, and sharing of memories of Dr. Taricani and her remarkable contributions to the UW and beyond. A reception with light refreshments in the Walker-Ames lobby follows this service, hosted by the UW School of Music.

This event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

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Honoring the Life of JoAnn Taricani
(April 1953-February 2022)
Professor and Director 
University of Washington School of Music

Welcome: Professor Joël-François Durand, Interim Director, School of Music
Video remarks: UW President Ana Mari Cauce
Remarks: Professor Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean for the Arts, College of Arts and Sciences
Remarks: Professor Robin McCabe, Director of School of Music, 1994-2009
Music:  Professor Emerita Carole Terry, organ
Remarks: Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO, UW Medicine
Remarks: Melinda Bargreen, Author, music journalist, composer, pianist
Remarks: Professor Ellen Taricani, JoAnn’s sister
Music:  Gus Denhardt, lute; Executive Director, Early Music Society of Seattle
Remarks: Professor Christopher Laws, UW Astronomy; Chair, UW Faculty Senate
Remarks: Douglas Fullington, Colleague and former student; Director, Tudor Choir
Music:  UW Chamber Singers (Geoffrey Boers, director)

Reception to follow. 

Read about the life and career of Dr. JoAnn Taricani.