New faculty welcomed in 2021-22

The School of Music welcomes new faculty to its Music History, Music Education, and Instrumental Performance programs in the 2021-22 academic year.

Dr. Frederick Reece joins the faculty as an assistant professor in the Music History program. Dr. Reece has established the foundations of his work with several studies on issues of authorship and authenticity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music. His forthcoming monograph, Forgery in Musical Composition: Aesthetics, History, and the Classical Canon, is under contract with Oxford University Press.  Dr. Reece completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University, where his dissertation, “Ringing False: Music Analysis, Forgery, and the Technologies of Truth,” was supported by an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship. His research has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Musicology and at conferences including the national meetings of the Society for Music Theory and the American Musicological Society.  Read more about Frederick Reece.

 Dr. Kelsey Nussbaum joins the School of Music faculty as a visiting lecturer in the Music Education program. She comes to the UW from the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, where she has served as a graduate teaching fellow in the College of Music since 2018 and where she recently completed her Ph.D. in Music Education, specializing in the experiences and voices of music students from underrepresented populations. 

Her recent research has focused such topics as anti-racist pedagogy in high school music ensembles, self-care practices of music educators, workplace climate for LGBTQ music educators in North Texas, and inclusive practices for classroom instruction. She has read papers at national and international conferences on topics of student musicians from racially underrepresented groups, on self-care for musicians, and anti-racist pedagogy. She is the lead author on a forthcoming article about self-care practices of music educators, in the Journal of Music Teacher Education. Read more about Kelsey Nussbaum. 

Paul Rafanelli joins the School of Music faculty in Autumn 2021 as an artist in residence in bassoon performance. Over more than 20 seasons with the Seattle Symphony, he has performed frequently on the orchestra’s Chamber series; he has also performed with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and Seattle Chamber Players. Rafanelli is a Seattle native and received his training at the University of Washington, Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School. For 16 years he served on the faculty of the University of Puget Sound, where he was the Affiliate Artist in bassoon. Read more about Paul Rafanelli.

John Turman joins the School of Music faculty in Autumn 2021 as an artist in residence in horn performance. A member of the Seattle Symphony, Turman previously served as principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. During the 2013–2014 season, Turman performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as acting third horn. Additionally, he has performed with the Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Symphony. Turman received his degree in Horn Performance from Rice University. Read more about John Turman.

The new arrivals join a faculty body with wide-ranging areas of interest and expertise across a range of areas of study and dozens of degree programs. Learn more about all of the faculty of the School of Music here.