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Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin
Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin Endowed Scholarship to benefit Music Performance majors A passion for music deepened their bonds and enriched their marriage, leading Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin many times to the concert halls and classrooms of the University of Washington School of Music, where they first attended performances in the early 1970s during Michael’s medical residency at the UW. Over the course of their 50-year union, they took an active and inquisitive approach to their shared love... Read more
By  Special to The Seattle Times Arts writer Tom Keogh has met many people interested in listening to and learning about classical music, but who have little idea how to start. So here are a few suggestions, from Keogh and some prominent figures in the music community. Professor Larry Starr, Chair, American Music Studies is quoted.... Read more
UW Music Conducting Students (photo: Kevin Li, UW Daily)
By Ryan Phelan The Daily In the greenroom of Meany Hall, conducting students Gabriela Garza Canales, Lorenzo Guggenheim, and Mario Torres sat in a moment of respite from the preparation for their upcoming concerts. Their bond is clear at first glance. “There is one funny thing about this year,” Guggenheim said. “We all three speak Spanish and we communicate so closely. We are kind of like a small... Read more
Bali Stairs
STORY BY:NANCY JOSEPH   MARCH 2018   PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER Argentinian choreographer Margarita Bali has spent months thinking about Seattle’s stairs. The elegant stairs in UW’s Suzzallo Library. The bold central staircase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The concrete steps in downtown Seattle’s Freeway Park.  As a visiting artist at the UW... Read more
JoAnn Taricani, professor of Music History
UW Music History Professor JoAnn Taricani was recently awarded the 2017 Noah Greenberg Award by the American Musicological Society for her edition and recording of newly discovered music for the coronation of the British King Charles II.   Intended as a grant-in-aid to stimulate active cooperation between scholars and performers, the annual award includes a certificate, recognition at the Society’s annual business meeting, and a $2,000 cash prize that recipients may use to help subsidize the... Read more