Recent News

Leann Conley-Holcom
School of Music students and alumni report recent academic appointments, publications, promotions, and other achievements in their work at the University of Washington and around the world.  Leann Conley-Holcom ('17 DMA Choral Conducting) was appointed Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seattle University beginning in September 2018. She heads the voice program, conducts four choral ensembles, and teaches conducting and group voice. She continues to be active... Read more
Faculty Violist Melia Watras
Awards, honors, appointments, residencies and new creative projects are among recent news reported by School of Music faculty in Winter 2019. Geoffrey Boers, Choral Conducting Geoffrey Boers and the UW Chamber Singers CD …behold again, the stars, was officially released last summer by Centaur Records and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other outlets. A recent review exclaimed, “these people can sing!” He continues to work with the Boards of National Association... Read more
Amarilys Ríos Rosa
An antidote for the winter blahs is close at hand, with multiple opportunities this quarter for the UW and greater Seattle community to experience the exhilarating Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance form known as bomba. Amarilys Ríos, the School of Music’s Community Artist-in-Residence for winter quarter, plans a robust schedule of appearances, workshops, and performances both on and off campus during her residency with the UW Ethnomusicology Program during Winter Quarter 2019. A... Read more
School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind. Photo: Joanne DePue
Longtime School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind died Oct. 17 at the age of 95, concluding a long and remarkable life marked by philanthropy, community service, and music. In addition to her past service on the School of Music Advisory Board, Mrs. Rind provided ongoing support for undergraduate students at the School of Music through the Bernice Mossafer Rind Endowed Fund in Music, granted to students majoring in composition for harp or harp performance as a major. A concert harpist whose... Read more
World Music Pedagogy series cover
Twelve authors, all of them affiliated with the UW School of Music, are featured in the six-volume Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, set for publication in 2018 and 2019 and encompassing principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture. A seventh volume on teaching world music in higher education is in development. The series, edited by School of Music Professor Patricia Campbell, details theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in... Read more