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Deep Listening Band
The composer collective Deep Listening Band (Seattle trombonist and School of Music emeritus professor Stuart Dempster, keyboardist David Gamper, and accordionist Pauline Oliveros) elevates improvisational music with a passion (and reputation) for site-specific pieces that respond to the unique tone and resonance of physical spaces. Celebrating more than 20 years together, the acclaimed group has honed its experimental voice in a two-million-gallon cistern, an old limestone quarry, and a lava... Read more
Patricia Campbell
Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell was recently elected chairperson of the board of Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit record label and archive of Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. The Folkways initiative is to heighten communication among and about people and cultures, accomplished principally through the medium of music, accompanied by informative notes and educational features. Campbell teaches courses in music education, writes on children's music and... Read more
Jovino Santos Neto
A concert and workshop by Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist Jovino Santos Neto and his trio at the School of Music on January 14 kicks off the School of Music's Performing Ethnomusicology Series, running through Winter Quarter 2011. The series of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the school's Ethnomusicology division will focus on musical traditions from around the world and will bring to the University of Washington campus leading scholars and performers in those... Read more
Students in Professor Larry Starr's Fall Quarter Music Criticism class investigated many story angles in their quest to reveal fascinating aspects of the University Symphony's preparations for its Friday, Dec. 10 concert at Meany Theater.  The result: seven student-authored articles now posted on a new section of the School of Music website titled Student Writings. The articles include interviews with student musicians, conductor Jonathan Pasternack, and soloist Ron Patterson and offer... Read more
Joel-Francois Durand
Composition professor Joel-Francois Durand has been named one of the University's inaugural UW Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows in recognition of his innovative work in developing a high-end audio tonearm known as the Talea. The fellowship program was established recently by Interim President Phyllis Wise as a way to acknowledge the value that UW faculty entrepreneurship brings to the academy, the region, and to society. Candidates for the honor were nominated by department chairs and... Read more