UW Faculty Friday: Steven Morrison, Music Education

  • Steven Morrison
    Professor Steven Morrison, chair of Music Education

We all have that song—the piece of music that gets us moving in the morning. The one that taps a hidden reserve of energy during a workout in pursuit of a personal best or which settles the nerves at the end of a stressful day. It’s the one that really takes you back, spurs you forward, or otherwise sets the mind wandering—evoking flights of fantasy or specific memories from times bygone.

“Music acts on us as much as we act on it,” says Steven Morrison, professor of music and chair of Music Education at the University of Washington School of Music. “It can change us because of the structure or sound of what’s happening; it can change us because of the circumstances in which it happens.”  ...

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