Recent News

Cuong Vu: Change in the Air CD cover
Recent recordings and publications by UW Music faculty represents an array of research interests and creative endeavors.  Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Change in the AirTrumpeter Cuong Vu’s Change in the Air is landing on jazz critics’ Best Of 2018 lists, standing out from the pack with adventurous tunes crafted by the members of Vu’s top notch 4-tet. Guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Ted Poor, bassist Luke Bergman and Vu all contribute new music on this follow-up to Ballet, the group’s 2017 RareNoise release... Read more
Music History Professor Larry Starr (photo: Steve Korn)
The UW’s beloved Music History professor Larry Starr retired in June 2018 after 41 years on the School of Music faculty. Professor Starr returned to the Music Building during fall quarter to teach a seminar on Igor Stravinsky and a seminar on Stephen Sondheim. His answers to our 20 questions have been condensed slightly for length, but not for clarity. The clarity is all his own. 1. What are some of your most memorable projects or achievements from your time here? There are a lot of them.... Read more
Music Ed alumnus Matt Brown
The North Central Educational Service District has named School of Music alumnus Matthew Brown (’05 BA/BM Music Education) its Regional Teacher of the Year for 2019. A music teacher in the Manson School District in Manson, Washington since 2005, Brown works with 90 percent of the middle school students and more than a third of the high school students at Manson Middle and High Schools, which enroll around 300 students in grades 6 through 12. During his time in the district, Brown has taught... Read more
Patricia Campbell headshot Photo: Steve Korn
School of Music Professor Patricia Campbell has joined the board of the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), accepting an invitation extended by Anna Lomax Wood, anthropologist and daughter of musicologist Alan Lomax. “ACE is the archive (recordings and films) of Alan Lomax, John Lomax (father), and Bess Lomax Hawes (sister) that encompasses historic recordings from about 1915 to the late 1990s, a goldmine of recordings that are highly valued by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, folklorists... Read more
UW Guitar Ensemble students playing guitars
Take a lunchtime break at the Allen Library on Wednesday Jan. 23 when the UW Choral Conductors Cohort performs in the inaugural concert of a new Fourth Wednesdays Concert Series, presented by the School of Music in partnership with UW Libraries. The new series serves a double purpose, says outreach director Katie Hollenbach, providing School of Music students with more campus performance opportunities while increasing the School of Music’s visibility to students and community members... Read more