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Shannon Dudley
Posted at The Whole U on September 21, 2018 by Matthew Leib It’s a instrument unlike any you’ve ever seen or heard. Tracing its origins to early 20th century Trinidad, the steel pan is constructed by hammering notes into the sunken bottom of an oil drum and played using... Read more
Faculty cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir
If quantity is any measure, the UW’s faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir may be the hardest-working musician at the UW in 2018-19, with numerous appearances on the School of Music’s upcoming concert calendar, starting Oct. 16 with a faculty recital  at the UW’s Meany Center.  Teaming up with French-Romanian pianist Alexandra Joan for a recital centered around ... Read more
Student musician playing a cello.
Admission is free to more than 60 events on UW Music's 2018-19 season, thanks to a generous gift from the late Mina B. Person and the Brechemin Family Foundation. In addition, the School of Music is grateful to Seattle Symphony Orchestra for two collaborative community events on the season--the Jan. 25 Side by Side concert at Benaroya Hall and the March... Read more
UW Music: 2018-19 Season
Rarely performed works by the great composers, large scale ensemble performances and intimate chamber recitals by faculty, guests, and talented student musicians pay rich tribute to musical traditions across space and time at the University of Washington School of Music in 2018-19. UW Music’s concert season of more than 100 performances and music-related events includes the culminations of several fruitful partnerships as well as unusual opportunities to experience music at the crossroads of... Read more
UW professor Robin McCabe with student Hans Chan (photo: Philip D. Lanum)
A "piano boot camp" — but with something extra — draws a select group of young pianists each year who gather not just for music master classes but also for lessons on everything from dance to philosophy. By  Special to The Seattle Times Robin McCabe, professor of piano at the University of Washington, recalls little acts of subterfuge by piano students during her... Read more