Winter 2017 Faculty Notes

Patricia Campbell
Ethnomusicology chair Patricia Campbell (Photo: Danielle Barnum)

School of Music faculty remain engaged in their areas of research at the University and around the world, whether in field studies, guest teaching, publication, or collaborations with professional peers.

Patricia Campbell (Music Education, Ethnomusicology)

While on sabbatical leave during 2016-17, Patricia Campbell (Music Education, Ethnomusicology) is engaged internationally in lectures and teaching residencies on topics relevant to music, education and culture at Ludwig Maxmillian University (Munich), Franz Liszt University of Music (Weimar), Amsterdam and Rotterdam conservatories (the Netherlands), the universities at York and Hull (UK), SUNY-Potsdam (New York), Kennesaw State University (Georgia), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Cape Breton (Canada), University of Limerick (Ireland), and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her co-authored book, Redefining Music Studies in an Age of Change, was recently released by Routledge (2017), and another book on The Musically Vibrant Classroom is in production with W. W. Norton and set for release in 2018.  She was recently contracted for books by Routledge (on world music pedagogy) and Oxford University Press (on global music studies). She is scheduled to offer keynote and plenary addresses at various meetings of music scholars, tertiary-level educators and arts policy-makers next spring in Tel Aviv, Washington D.C., and Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kari Ragan (Voice)

Artist-in-residence Kari Ragan, faculty member in the Voice program, continues her work with the Northwest Voice Foundation, now in its tenth year.  Dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education, the group meets bi-monthly on the UW campus and elsewhere. At the group's October meeting, UW Dr. Al Merati (Otolaryngology)  presented on “Reflux: Reality or Hoax.” The chapter's February 6 meeting (School of Music, Brechemin Auditorium, 7 p.m.) features a presentation by School of Music conducting professor Geoffrey Boers, whose presention, including a  performance by the  UW Chamber Singers, will also include discussion of the auditory results from the language of traditional choral rehearsals, demonstration of resonance matching, metaphoric or sympathetic hand gestures and other choral considerations. The Northwest Voice Foundation chapter meetings are held bi-monthly, the first Monday of the month. "All who are interested in voice are welcome," Ragan says. "Singers, teachers, MD’s, SLPs, Actors, Dialect coaches and more." More information about the foundation and its activities is available here.