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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
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