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Class of 2019 graduate Trevor Ainge earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Communication Disorders (Photo: Steve Korn).
Class of 2019 graduate Trevor Ainge has had an extra-productive senior year at the University of Washington. On top of his voice studies with Dr. Kari Ragan, Ainge was instrumental to the the success of the Vocal Theatre Works April production of Philip Glass's Hydrogen Jukebox, for which he was a cast member, publicity director, and grant writer—his efforts secured a $6,000 grant from the Campus Sustainability Fund that provided critical financial support for the production. ... Read more
Music alumna Nancy Ann Yaeger
School of Music alumna Nancy Ann Yaeger passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease at her home in Bothell, Washington on March 26, 2019. She is survived by cousins in Ohio and Virginia. Born on February 18, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, Nancy graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and from there went on to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with a Masters in Music degree. She taught at Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio; Wheaton College... Read more
UW Music Grand Finale 2019
The School of Music honored its Class of 2019 Friday, June 14 with the annual Grand Finale celebration, providing a festive send-off to 64 degree recipients and their families, friends, teachers and loved ones. The UW Music Class of 2019 includes 36 students earning graduate degrees—22 master’s, 2 PhD, and 12 DMA—and 28 students earning BM or BA degrees. Half of the undergraduates earning music degrees double-majored in programs outside of music, earning second degrees in an array of programs... Read more
Music/DXARTS postdoc Marcin Pączkowski prepares JACK Quartet violinist Austin Wulliman for an EEG session
  BY CHRISTIAN KRIEGESKOTTE - I Care If You Listen In March of 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation made a generous grant of $750,000 to the University of Washington. The grant seeds the new... Read more
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir
Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs with orchestras and smaller ensembles all around the globe and teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle. But Vernacular, her new CD on Sono Luminus, affirms her Icelandic roots even as it acknowledges her geographic distance from her native land. Thorsteinsdóttir has lived outside Iceland most of her life, and the four Icelandic composers whose work she performs on this recital have likewise lived abroad for extended periods. Hafliði... Read more