School of Music professor Patricia Shehan Campbell has been named a 2021 Golden Apple award winner by Seattle public television station KCTS 9 for her innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
The Golden Apple Awards honor successful teaching models and programs among Washington state educators. Campbell was recognized in particular for her work relating to the musical education of children as a longtime Music Education and Ethnomusicology faculty member at the UW.
“One of the things we find very important in our musical education of children is to allow them to hear the beauty of music,” Campbell says in a video announcing the honor, speaking of the UW Music Education program’s approach to educating school children through exposing them to music of cultures around the world. “Of places that are war-torn, places that have been troubled, places that have had a bad rap. And we give to them opportunities to hear the beauty of music, because it’s there. It’s in the hearts, it’s coming out in beautiful voices, in instruments that are unimaginable here and there in the world.”