Recent News

Kelsey Nussbaum is a visiting lecturer in Music Education in 2021-22.
The University of Washington School of Music welcomes Kelsey Nussbaum as a Visiting Lecturer in the Music Education program in the 2021-22 academic year. She comes to the UW from the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, where she has served as a graduate teaching fellow in the College of Music since 2018 and where she recently completed her Ph.D. in Music Education, specializing in the experiences and voices of music students from underrepresented populations.  Her recent research has... Read more
Professor Craig Sheppard with the winner of the Arthur Rubinstein piano competition in Israel.
Honors, accolades, commissions, research highlights and other recent news from the School of Music faculty. Michael Brockman, Saxophone Faculty saxophonist Michael Brockman led his Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in a number of livestreamed concerts during the past several months, including a "Tribute to Louis Armstrong" on April 2 (live from Taper Auditorium at Benaroya); "SRJO Plays SRJO" on May 9 (live from Kirkland Performance Center, a concert of all original works, and... Read more
Paula Horner Harper (‘XX, MA, Music History)
Academic appointments, performances, career milestones and other notable achievements. Dr. Paula Horner Harper (’12 MA, Music History; ’19 PhD, Musicology, Columbia University) has been appointed as an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Nebraska, in the Glenn Korff School of Music. She worked with Professor JoAnn Taricani on British Restoration music for her master’s degree, and at Columbia, moved into the field of music and social media, with her first... Read more
School of Music students Rose Hiemstra and Madeline Ile are among the 2021 Husky 100.
School of Music students Rose Hiemstra (B.M. Music Education) and Madeline Ile (B.A. Voice; B.A. Communication) are 2021 Husky 100 honorees. The UW-wide honor recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate UW students exemplifying the Husky Experience in the classroom and beyond. Hiemstra and Ile were selected among 1,729 nominations and 597 applications from all three UW campuses.  In addition to her Music Education studies, Hiemstra is a violist who studies with... Read more
Frederick Reece
Dr. Frederick Reece joins the School of Music faculty in September 2021 as an assistant professor in the Music History program.  Dr. Reece has established the foundations of his work with several studies on issues of authorship and authenticity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music.  His forthcoming monograph, Forgery in Musical Composition: Aesthetics, History, and the Classical Canon, is under contract with Oxford University Press.  Dr. Reece completed his Ph.D. at Harvard... Read more