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UW Music Grand Finale 2019
The School of Music honored its Class of 2019 Friday, June 14 with the annual Grand Finale celebration, providing a festive send-off to 64 degree recipients and their families, friends, teachers and loved ones. The UW Music Class of 2019 includes 36 students earning graduate degrees—22 master’s, 2 PhD, and 12 DMA—and 28 students earning BM or BA degrees. Half of the undergraduates earning music degrees double-majored in programs outside of music, earning second degrees in an array of programs... Read more
Music/DXARTS postdoc Marcin Pączkowski prepares JACK Quartet violinist Austin Wulliman for an EEG session
  BY CHRISTIAN KRIEGESKOTTE - I Care If You Listen In March of 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation made a generous grant of $750,000 to the University of Washington. The grant seeds the new... Read more
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir
Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs with orchestras and smaller ensembles all around the globe and teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle. But Vernacular, her new CD on Sono Luminus, affirms her Icelandic roots even as it acknowledges her geographic distance from her native land. Thorsteinsdóttir has lived outside Iceland most of her life, and the four Icelandic composers whose work she performs on this recital have likewise lived abroad for extended periods. Hafliði... Read more
Allen Otte (left) and John Lane of The Innocents. (Kin Lam Lam)
By  |  Special to The Seattle Times Recently, The National Registry of Exonerations released its annual report tracking U.S. state-by-state numbers of prisoners who won freedom in 2018 after their convictions were overturned.... Read more
UW Vocal Opera Theatre (photo: Steve Korn)
By  | Special to The Seattle Times Opera’s grandness is one of its best qualities — and also one of its most intimidating. The stage is crowded with singers, props, fabulous costumes and scenery. A live orchestra accompanies them as they generate a vast cascade of notes, often in a foreign language. The opera-going experience also conjures up images of hoity-toity... Read more