Recent News

Mallets from Harry Partch Instrument collection
The School of Music hosts a celebration of historical experimental percussion music spotlighting hidden gems, trailblazers, and a farewell celebration for the Harry Partch Instrumentarium at the University of Washington. With guest percussionist Allen Otte, The Harry Partch Ensemble, students of the UW Percussion Studio, and faculty directors Bonnie Whiting and Charles Corey. Highlights: Performance of John Cage's Credo in US with the newly-discovered original text from the 1942... Read more
Organ Professor Carole Terry (Photo: Steve Korn)
Longtime UW organ professor Carole Terry retired in June after 40 years on the School of Music faculty. She stopped by the Music Building during fall quarter to reflect upon her life in music, her not-so-secret love of rock-and-roll, and plans for the immediate future, in which "furthering the cause of the pipe organ" (in her words) continues to figure prominently.  Q and A: UW Organ Professor Carole Terry When did you begin studying and performing... Read more
Taro Kobayashi (BM guitar, '14) has entered St Hugh's College, Oxford, to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Music.
School of Music students and alumni report recent academic appointments, performances, career milestones and other notable achievements. The Department of Special Collections of Stanford Libraries has appointed Music History alumnus Ben L. Albritton (PhD Music History) as its Rare Book Curator.  He began his new assignment this past June. Stanford Libraries rare book collection is extensive with an estimated size in excess of 265,000 titles. Albritton joins the Special... Read more
Rachel Lee Priday, violin
Rachel Lee Priday, violin; Joseph Adam, organ; Kevin Weingarten, Music Education; and Kerry O'Brien and Mark Rodgers, Music History, join the School of Music faculty in Fall 2019. Rachel Lee Priday, Violin Violinist Rachel Lee Priday joins the School of Music faculty in 2019-20 as assistant professor in the Strings Program. A former student of Itzhak Perlman, Priday has earned rave reviews from critics since making her orchestral debut at the Aspen Music Festival at age nine and has since... Read more
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir
Recent honors, accolades, research highlights and other news from the School of Music faculty and staff.  Jonathan Bernard, Music Theory Professor Bernard presented a paper, “Composing with Intervals: Elliott Carter’s Negotiation of the Pitch / Pitch-Class Nexus,” at the symposium New Concepts in Harmony in Musical Composition, 19451975, convened by Gianmario Borio, Pascal Decroupet, and Christoph Neidhöfer at the Fondazione... Read more