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The University of Washington School of Music celebrated its 2020 graduates on June 12 with a virtual Grand Finale Celebration. Of the 54 graduates in the UW Music Class of 2020, 28 earned doctoral or master’s degrees and 26 earned bachelor’s degrees in a variety of music programs. Five undergraduates also earned second degrees in music or other areas of the University, including Societies, Law, and Justice; Economics, History, and English. The school’s virtual celebration included a watch... Read more
To: The UW School of Music Community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends) From: Richard Karpen, Director, School of Music; and JoAnn Taricani, Director Designate, School of Music  We are sending this message in a time of distressing turmoil. Although it is difficult to find the words that can convey the depth of our individual experiences and our collective feelings of outrage, sorrow, and profound disappointment, our School of Music must speak in support of our... Read more
JoAnn Taricani, Director, School of Music.
Professor JoAnn Taricani has been named the next director of the University of Washington School of Music. A longtime faculty member in the Music History program at the university, she succeeds Richard Karpen as director in a five-year appointment taking effect July 1, 2020. UW College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Stacey and Divisional Dean of the Arts Catherine Cole announced the selection following an internal search process that sought input from the School of Music community.    "In... Read more
Timothy Salzman directs the UW Wind Ensemble.
By Nancy Joseph, UW Perspectives Timothy Salzman had big plans for the UW Wind Ensemble for 2020. He had organized the 54-member ensemble’s first-ever tour of South Korea, with performances scheduled in three Korean cities over spring break. Then the coronavirus hit and the trip was canceled. Before long, Wind Ensemble on-campus rehearsals and concerts were canceled as well, as all UW faculty were required to teach their courses... Read more
Students and faculty of the University of Washington School of Music performance studios present music from across the ages in this digital-only concert series, special for Spring 2020.   The series of premieres of pre-recorded video content highlights past performances at the University as well as special extras recorded by faculty artists exclusively for this series.  Videos are premiering on the School of Music... Read more