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Summer 2023 Student and Alumni Notes

Submitted by Joanne De Pue on July 7, 2023 - 3:59pm
DMA student Cee Adamson performs at Slippery Rock University.
DMA student Cee Adamson performs at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania (Photo: Megan Nassif).

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, besting students in Jewish Studies and in various integrative-intersecting fields.

UW Music Education student Hailey Kepple has been awarded an Irene Dickson McFarlane Tuition Scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year.  The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving Washington State resident students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania recently hosted a guest artist visit by UW graduate student Cee Adamson (DMA, Vocal Performance), who was a featured guest when the Slippery Rock University Music Department, Office for Inclusive Excellence, and the President's Commission on Gender Identity & Expression, and Sexual Orientation hosted a series titled "Gender and Performance from the Transgender and BIPOC Perspective Series." Adamson shared her perspectives as a Black transgender doctoral student of vocal performance at the University of Washington, conducting lectures and an open forum, as well as a performance for the campus community.

Undergraduate Ethnomusicology student Lucille Axtelle and Music Ed PhD student Clayton Dahm were selected as the Arts Division recipients of the 2023 UW College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medal (See story here). One of the top honors bestowed upon students in the College, the Dean’s medal recognizes outstanding academic achievement by graduating Huskies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

DMA violin student Hannah Chou was a finalist in the Ladies Musical Club’s 2023 Frances Walton Competition. She was one among 15 finalists selected from entrants from across the nation competing in seven solo categories for a winner’s package including cash prizes, live performance opportunities, and an outreach and recital tour of Washington state. The competition, open to classical musicians ages 20 to 35, has been recognizing young musicians for more than three decades. Chou is a student of Professor Ron Patterson.