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Lecture-recital image: Bach cello suites
Faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir presents six Tuesday afternoon lecture-recitals in 2019-20—one for each of the six cello suites of J.S. Bach. She performs the complete works at Meany Hall over two consecutive evenings, May 21 and 22, 2020.  LECTURE-RECITAL DATES Oct. 8 (Suite 6) Nov. 19 (Suite 5) Dec. 3 (Suite 4) Feb. 11 (Suite 3) Feb. 25 (Suite 2) April 7 (Suite 1) Lecture-Recitals are Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in... Read more
Strings Attached Series assets
School of Music students are the stars of Strings Attached, a year-long series of free concerts presented in the UW’s historic Brechemin Auditorium. Boston-based designer Mary Yang of Open Rehearsal created the visual identity for the series, incorporating intricate connections to the Music Building into her work. The final designs—including calendar, posters, sticker, concert programs... Read more
Steven Demorest
Dr. Steven McGregor Demorest was born August 24, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, and died September 22, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois after a 20-month battle with a form of lung cancer that – much like him – was very rare. True to his wishes, he passed peacefully at home with his family and loyal dog by his side. Steven devoted his life to his career and his family. He had a sharp wit and loved travel and golf. He was a Professor of Music Education at Northwestern University, after beginning his career... Read more
Invisible Music Score
Centaur Records to issue JoAnn Taricani’s "Soundscape for a Cornonation.” School of Music Professor JoAnn Taricani will direct the recording of 17th-century British music for which she was awarded the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in 2017; Centaur Records has announced that it will publish the recording, "Soundscape for a Coronation" in late 2019.  Combining voice, the Baroque instruments violin, theorbo, cello, and valveless trumpet, the music was published... Read more
Violinist Rachel Lee Priday (Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)
The University of Washington School of Music announces the appointment of celebrated Korean-American violinist Rachel Lee Priday to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Violin in the UW Strings Program, effective in the 2019-2020 school year.  “We are excited to welcome Rachel Priday to the School of Music,” says Director Richard Karpen. “She rose to the top of a strong field of candidates we considered for this position, and we know that she will be a brilliant addition to our already-... Read more