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Joel-Francois Durand
Music Professor Joel-François Durand presents "Bringing a High-end Audiophile Product to Market: the Talea" at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Lecture Series. Read more in UW Today.
Cuong Vu
Assistant Professor Cuong Vu and former and current Jazz Studies students will appear with the Seattle Symphony October 18 on “Sonic Evolution,” a program of new symphonic compositions celebrating the past and future of Seattle’s music scene. Cuong Vu, trumpet; Jazz Studies alumnus (and current Jazz Studies instructor) Luke Bergman, bass; and current students Gus Carns, piano; and Evan Woodle, percussion; will join with Seattle Symphony and new conductor Ludovic Morlot to present the world... Read more
Craig Sheppard
School of Music pianist Craig Sheppard stages a grand celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt with an ambitious program at Meany Theater on Friday, October 21. Sheppard’s performance of the first two books of Les Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), considered to be among the composer’s most significant works for solo piano, will get underway as classical music lovers the world over observe the milestone anniversary of the composer’s... Read more
Huck Hodge
Huck Hodge, an assistant professor of Composition at the School of Music, has been awarded a commission by Music at the Anthology for a piece composed for Boston-based new music group the JACK Quartet. Hodge's piece was among three selected from more than 500 submissions. The work will premiere in New York in April 2012 followed by a special performance in Seattle on May 18 when the JACK Quartet performs a concert by UW composers at the UW's Jones Playhouse. Founded in 1996 by Philip Glass,... Read more
The School of Music welcomes three new additions to its faculty for 2011-12, enhancing faculty offerings in Jazz Studies, Instrumental Performance, and Voice. Gina Funes, Voice Gina Funes joins the School of Music faculty in Fall 2011 as a part-time lecturer in Voice. Her professional singing career has included roles in Mimi, La Boheme, The Magic Flute, and The Marriage of Figaro with the Seattle Little Opera Company and the University of... Read more