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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
Gregory Carroll
Update: Gregory's many friends, former classmates, professors, and colleagues at the School of Music were saddened to learn of his sudden death in July 2013 at age 35. Read more here. Tenor Gregory Carroll continues to show exceptional promise as an emerging artist in the opera world, garnering several top honors and special distinctions in the past year alone. Most recently, this... Read more