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A fall colloquium at the School of Music convenes faculty and students from Music Theory, History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education (THEME), along with visiting scholars in those areas of study.  The fall quarter THEME lecture series runs select Friday afternoons through early December in the School of Music Fishbowl. The series kicks off Friday, Oct. 11... Read more
UW Music History alumnus Benjamin Albritton.
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.  The Rare Books Division of the Department acquires antiquarian and modern titles both for intellectual content and as historical artifacts.  Materials... Read more
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Musicians from the UW performance studios present a string of concerts all year long in the UW’s historic Brechemin Auditorium.  Events in this series run a gamut of styles from early music to modern jazz, solo piano performances and music for chamber groups, all performed by UW students, for UW students (and everyone else besides).  Events in this series include: Baroque Ensemble* Baroque Ensemble - Nov 24... Read more
Violinist and UW Music alumna Emilie Choi Photo: Alice Ouyang.
School of Music students and alumni continue their upward-and-onward trajectory, reporting new academic appointments, awards, honors, and other creative and scholastic achievements. The Auburn Symphony Orchestra has appointed School of Music alumna Emilie Choi ('14 BM, Strings Performance; BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences) to be the organization's new concertmaster. She currently holds the Assistant Concertmaster position at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, which she joined in... Read more
Music Ed graduate students Chris Mena and Skúli Gestsson (Photo: Joanne DePue)
The Housing Development Consortium of King County has recognized Music Education grad students Skúli Gestsson and Chris Mena for their leadership of a recent collective songwriting project with clients of Seattle-based Path With Art.  Path With Art, which seeks to use art and creativity to transform the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma, hosted a community songwriting course at the organization led by Gestsson and Mena.... Read more