Recent News

Colin Todd and Mt. Rainier
School of Music staff member Colin Todd has been recognized with a University of Washington “Together We Will” honor, a special UW award created to recognize outstanding contributions of UW staff in 2020. Todd, senior computing specialist at the School of Music, was one of ten UW staff selected for the honor among 500 nominees across the UW’s three campuses. The awards, created as a temporary replacement for the UW’s Distinguished Staff Award program, recognize essential staff workers,... Read more
Patricia Campbell
School of Music professor Patricia Shehan Campbell has been named a 2021 Golden Apple award winner by Seattle public television station KCTS 9 for her innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The Golden Apple Awards honor successful teaching models and programs among Washington state educators. Campbell was recognized in particular for her work relating to the musical education of children as a longtime Music Education and Ethnomusicology faculty member at the UW. “One of the things we... Read more
Laila Storch
BY JoAnn TaricaniDirector, School of Music  We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Laila Storch on her 100th birthday on February 28. Our faculty and staff sent greetings to her, and her daughter, the noted violinist Aloysia Friedman, told us that Laila enjoyed the day and the greetings at her home in Orcas Island. The most recent issue of the Journal of the International Double Reed Society was dedicated to Laila and her career, with an article by our current faculty... Read more
Professor Giselle Wyers. Photo: Danielle Barnum.
Honors, accolades, research highlights and other news from the School of Music faculty. Patricia Shehan Campbell, Music Education/Ethnomusicology Music Education Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell has been active (virtually) at recent academic conferences. She delivered a series of four keynote presentations on World Music Pedagogy for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in February. Following on her books (Teaching Music Globally, Oxford, 2004) and... Read more
Clyde Jussila
School of Music alumnus and former longtime faculty member Clyde Jussila died in July 2020 at age 100. Born in Kent, Washington to Fanny and Matti Jussila, Clyde Jussila lived much of his life in Washington state. As a young man he grew up in Issaquah, where he graduated from Issaquah High School in 1938. Clyde earned his BA from the UW and his MFA Degree in music from Kansas State University. In 1942, Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Third Infantry during World War II. He... Read more

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