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Cuong Vu
Jazz Studies chair Cuong Vu has won a 2017 ECHO Jazz Award for the 2016 Nonesuch release The Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny. Awarded annually by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the ECHO music prize is a German recording industry honor recognizing outstanding achievement in the music industry. Vu was named International Brass Instrumentalist of the Year.  In other recording news, Vu and bandmates (and UW faculty colleagues) Ted Poor and Luke... Read more
UW Music DMA conducting student Mark Tse was awarded a 2015 American Prize.
UW Music conducting alumni were well-represented among this year's American Prize winners, announced recently by Hat City Music Theater, which administers the national awards.  Mark Tse, a graduate wind conducting student, earned an honorable mention in the wind conducting category for his work with the UW Wind Ensemble and a third place in conducting, Community/School division of the wind conducting category, for his leadership of the UW Concert Band. Choral conducting alums... Read more
Defiant Requiem poster graphic
A unique and profound recreation of Verdi’s Requiem as performed by prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp in Nazi Germany brings together current and past students of UW Music, community musicians, theater professionals and guest conductor and creator Murry Sidlin in two upcoming performances of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín. Performed internationally to great acclaim and the subject of a 2012 documentary broadcast widely on public television, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at... Read more
Gemma Goday Diaz Corralejo
University of Washington DMA flute student Gemma Goday won two competitions recently sponsored by the National Flute Association, winning performance spots at the organization’s annual convention in August 2017 in Minneapolis. Her travels to Minneapolis for the convention will be supported through a scholarship award from UW Music granted in recognition of her accomplishments. Goday won both The Convention Performers Competition and the Baroque Flute Masterclass Competition in the association’s... Read more
Ethnomusicology Archives and Music Library Transitions photo: Steve Korn
When longtime UW Ethnomusicology Archivist Laurel Sercombe retired from the UW last June after more than 30 years as archivist, many wondered how the archives would change in her absence or if her high standards could possibly be met by any successor. Now, nearly a year later, several truths are evident: One might leave but not really leave; it’s hard to say goodbye; and: If one is diligent, one might be able to help guide the direction of change toward the best possible outcome. To that end, a... Read more