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Summer 2024 Faculty Notes

Submitted by Joanne De Pue on June 14, 2024 - 4:00pm
School of Music faculty Shannon Dudley and Marisol Berrios-Miranda in Leon, Spain (Photo: Courtesy Shannon Dudley).
School of Music faculty Shannon Dudley and Marisol Berrios-Miranda in Leon, Spain (Photo: Courtesy Shannon Dudley).

School of Music faculty report recent performances, tour dates, recordings, residencies and other notable achievements. 

Shannon Dudley, Ethnomusicology

Chair of the UW’s Ethnomusicology program recently co-led, with School of Music affiliate faculty Marisol Berríos-Miranda, a quarter-long study abroad program in León, Spain. The program included a week of study with master musician and educator Paco Diez, guest lectures by several Spanish ethnomusicologists, Spanish language study, and cultural exploration.  In other news, Dudley recently learned he has been awarded a Grants for Arts Project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a future Seattle Participatory Arts Network symposium.

Ted Poor, Jazz Studies

Ted Poor’s recent tour schedule included a series of Midwest, Mountain West, and West Coast club dates with the Andrew Bird Trio, including two nights at the Green Mill in Chicago, as well as dates in Milwaukee, Denver, and Los Angeles. The trio—Bird on vocals and violin, Poor on drums, and Alan Hampton on bass—is touring in support of Sunday Morning Put-On, the group’s ode to mid-century, small group jazz, out now Loma Vista Recordings. 

Stephen Price, Organ Studies

Artist-in-Residence Stephen Price is a featured artist at the 2024 Whidbey Island Music Festival (curated by School of Music faculty Tekla Cunningham), playing organ and harpsichord June 22 and 23 on a program of Bach Cantatas and Concertos featuring renowned Baroque musicians and singers.

Timothy Salzman, Wind Conducting

Timothy Salzman was notified recently that the Manteno Historical Society in his hometown of Manteno, IL has awarded him the 2024 Lucille Thies Personal Achievement Award, a distinction acknowledging residents who have “made great achievements beyond their hometown upbringing.” Previous recipients include former US Ambassador to Malaysia John Malott, a Harvard professor, Hollywood screen writer, and numerous area residents who have devoted themselves to community service in education, civic matters, and more.

Craig Sheppard, Piano

The head of the UW piano program recently completed a residency at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. In addition to working with students at the conservatory and middle school, he performed a recital of the complete Chopin Nocturnes. He performed the same program on June 9 at Westminster Cathedral in London, a recital hosted by the Chopin Society of the United Kingdom. 

Greg Sinibaldi, Jazz Studies

The artist-in-residence, now based in New York City but teaching at the School of Music quarterly, recently announced the release of “Crazy Town,” the debut album from his new band Room 31. Composed of Sinibaldi and drummer Marlon Patton, Room 31 deployed electronics, drums, bass, saxophone, a NuRad, and an innovative approach to performance and production in producing “Crazy Town,” which has been called “a wild album of sound and experimentation. All set to a solid groove.” 

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