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Patricia Campbell
Dr. Patricia Campbell, Music Education and Ethnomusicology professor at the School of Music, is among 2017 recipients of the Fumio Koizumi Prize for Ethnomusicology, an international award presented each spring in Tokyo. The award recognizes Professor Campbell's achievements in research in world music pedagogy and children’s musical cultures. The Koizumi prize was established by Koizumi Mieko, widow of Professor Koizumi Fumio, a noted Japanese ethnomusicologist, to commemorate her husband's... Read more
Prof. Patricia Campbell with PhD graduate Michiko Urita.
News of publications, appointments, honors, and recognition accompany UW Music students and alumni in their work at the University and in the world beyond. Summer brings a wealth of festivals, workshops, and engagements, offering the school's musicians multiple avenues toward fulfilling their musical aspirations. UW School of Music graduate Michiko Urita recently completed doctoral studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, on the topic of kagura... Read more
Jocelyn Beausire (Photo: Curtis Cronn).
Voice major Jocelyn Beausire, who double majors in music and architecture, was recently awarded a 2017 UW Libraries Research Award for undergraduates in the senior non-thesis division for her paper The Emancipation of Urban Noise: John Cage’s Music as Acoustic Ecology, in which she posits a framework for encouraging inclusivity, egalitarianism, and cooperation in the creation of urban acoustic environments.  The awards, granted annually by UW Libraries in three divisions, includes a $1... Read more
Addison Francis - photo: MAX WEINSTEIN-BACAL
2017 UW Music grad Addison Francis earned dual degrees in vocal performance and speech and hearing science while a student at the University, participating in opera workshops, recitals and other performance opportunities while investigating how to take a healthy approach to protecting her instrument of choice. As a student of voice faculty Kari Ragan (a certified singing voice specialist), Francis combined her interests in singing and vocal health in her UW studies, which she will carry forward... Read more
Brendan McGovern UW Jazz Studies
Jazz Studies major Brendan McGovern has been named the UW College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Medalist in the Arts.  McGovern, who recently graduated from the UW with double degrees in Music and History, is one of four graduating seniors to be awarded the dean's medal, the highest honor for graduating seniors in the College. On honoree from each of the College's four divisions--arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences--receives the award annually, with selections based on... Read more