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Michael Partington
Michael Partington, head of the UW's guitar program, stopped by the KING FM studios last week with flutist Donna Shin and guitarist Kevin Callahan to talk with Arts Channel host Marta Zekan about the works to be performed during Partington's faculty recital, Guitar Plus!, Sunday February 28, 7:30 p.m. at Brechemin Auditorium. Joining Partington on the program are faculty artists Donna Shin, flute; Ron Patterson, violin; Joyce Guyer, soprano; and Carole Terry, harpsichord, along with guest... Read more
UW symphony
Students in the University Symphony will perform side by side with members of Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 23 at Meany Theater when Seattle Symphony Artistic Director Gerard Schwarz is guest conductor for this special free performance.
The UW Contemporary Group presents a Faculty Composition Showcase at Meany Hall Feb. 16, featuring works by Joel-Francois Durand, Huck Hodge, Richard Karpen, Juan Pampin, and Diane Thome.  Read more in UW Today (formerly
Joel Durand, John Tolomei, and CHris Igielski
Composition professor Joel-Francois Durand spent his summer working at the UW campus, but was rarely seen in the Music Building. Instead, the associate director of the School of Music logged more than 800 hours in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's machine shop, immersed in what he calls his "unipivot tone arm project." "I began this project in January of this year with no particular ambition other than to see what would happen," he says of his quest to create a piece of high-fidelity... Read more
Cody Case with students
Ethnomusicology graduate student Cody Case is in Tunisia for the 2009-10 academic year, his study funded through a Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship. Case is currently studying Arabic in Tunis, taking courses on the Maluf musical tradition in the Rashidiyya Conservatory, and learning to play the Arab lute known as the oud, his studies funded by the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award. He plans to use his Fulbright research grant to study how Maluf, an Arab-Andalusian tradition that... Read more