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Ballet in Cold War cover
As Russian and American ballet companies toured each other’s nations, something more than artistic rivalry was at stake, as UW Music History assistant professor Anne Searcy explores in her new book Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange (Oxford Press). Critic Joel Lobenthal of the Wall Street Journal reviews the work of this newly appointed School of Music faculty member... Read more
Choral Journal cover
UW Choral conducting Professor Giselle Wyers, a member of the editorial board of the Choral Journal, the leading publication of the American Choral Directors Association, reports that the November 2020 issue of the journal focuses on the theme of “Sounds of Blackness,” the first of two Choral Journal issues exploring Black history, music, and composers.  Guest editor Brandon Boyd highlights concerns related to racial inequality, using this journal issue to emphasize the... Read more
Mark Rodgers, lecturer in Music History
The year 2020 has been extraordinarily difficult for musical performance organizations, with many performances canceled and musicians unable to provide the performances they had planned heading into the 2020-21 concert season. This pause has led to new ways to present musical events, and in Autumn 2020, the UW School of Music showcases Seattle musical events by featuring digital performances of music from the Baroque to the present day in its course “The Concert Season,” MUSIC 185.  Mark... Read more
Anne Searcy
Anne Searcy and Frederick Reece, Music History; Carrie Shaw, Voice; and Jordan Anderson, Double Bass join the School of Music faculty in Autumn Quarter 2020. Anne Searcy, Music History Anne Searcy joins the faculty of the School of Music in Autumn 2020 as an assistant professor in the Music History program.  She was formerly an assistant professor in the Frost School of Music... Read more
Ballet in Cold War cover
by  UW News A series of ballet tours between the United States and the then-Soviet Union from 1959 to 1962 sparked love of ballet on both sides, but also some misunderstanding, UW music assistant professor Anne Searcy writes in her new book, “... Read more