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DMA student Cee Adamson performs at Slippery Rock University.
July 7, 2023
Academic appointments, performances, career milestones and other notable achievements. Ke (Kelsey) Guo (PhD candidate, Music Ed) has been awarded a full-year fellowship (tuition/stipend) from the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in support of her finishing work in the next academic year for her PhD dissertation on Sephardic music transmission/education in diaspora, from Spain to Seattle and in the Eastern Mediterranean region. She was the single recipient of this award... Read more
School of Music Student Advisory Countil members (left to right): Hannah Chou, Alex Fang, Jaden Wang, and Mia HyeYeon Kim (Photo: Joanne DePue).
July 7, 2023
Thank you and a huge shout out to the intrepid students of the School of Music Student Advisory Council for their ideas, participation, and assistance this past academic year. Peer into the School of Music Fishbowl most Thursdays at noon this past academic year, and you would have seen a core group of four to five students planning, discussing, and de-briefing, quietly and steadily working on behalf of students at the School of Music.  The School of Music Student Advisory... Read more
UW Music gradutes Clayton Dahm and Lucille Axtelle were named College of Arts and Sciences dean’s medalists (Photo: Joanne DePue)
July 7, 2023
The University of Washington Dean’s Medal and Arts and Sciences Graduate Medal—top honors awarded to graduating UW undergraduate and graduate students—have been awarded to not one, but two School of Music students for 2022-23.  Undergraduate Lucy Axtelle and graduate student Clayton Dahm are the UW Arts division recipients of the honors, awarded to College of Arts and Sciences graduates with exceptional records of academic achievement. “I’m so pleased that you are being recognized for your... Read more
Neil and Kathleen Bogue
July 7, 2023
Major improvements to the Music Building are closer to reality thanks to a recent generous gift to the Music Building Campaign from School of Music friends Neil and Kathleen Bogue. The Bogues’ contribution adds to a long history of giving to the School of Music. Their support for UW music students and opera productions through gifts to Friends of Opera and other support funds has created opportunities for music students that otherwise would not have been possible. In 2017,... Read more
Piano student Michael Gu
June 29, 2023
Published by UW Allen Center News When the applause faded, Michael Gu sat down, shook his sleeves from his wrists and nodded to the conductor. Violins rose around him, waiting. After another pause, he began to play.  About 20 minutes later, following an energetic account of Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, he stood up, shook the conductor’s hand and bowed. Applause greeted him once again, this time accompanied by cheers.  It’s a sound that Gu, a first-year Allen... Read more
2023 Ethnomusicology Graduates
June 8, 2023
The School of Music honored its Class of 2023 on Friday, June 9 with the annual Grand Finale celebration. The UW Music Class of 2023 includes 48 graduates—24 earning undergraduate degrees and 24 earning graduate degrees. Nine students earning bachelor’s degrees in music also completed second degrees in a areas of study including Anthropology, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Studies, Informatics, Math, and Psychology. The event for graduates, families, faculty,... Read more
Meghna Shankar, UWSO member
May 31, 2023
By Nancy JosephUW Arts and Sciences Perspectives As a high school student in Redmond, Washington, Meghna Shankar was part of the Green Team, her school’s environmental club. Wanting to continue environmental work as a UW student, she was excited to learn that the UW’s Clean Energy Institute (CEI) provides research opportunities for undergraduates. “I saw that the Clean Energy Institute was pretty well funded, with a lot of professors,”... Read more
Steve and Sylvia Burges
May 24, 2023
The Music Building Campaign has received a generous leadership gift from School of Music friends Steve and Sylvia Burges, whose contribution will help fund crucial updates to performance and teaching spaces in the Music Building. The couple has longstanding connections to the University of Washington. Steve Burges served on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1970 through 2010, retiring as a Professor Emeritus. Sylvia earned master’s degrees at the UW in Educational... Read more