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Professor Emerita Diane Thome has written a memoir, "Palaces of Memory"
The fascinating life of pioneering composer Diane Thome gets a most personal treatment in a recently published memoir by the UW professor emerita, the first woman to graduate Princeton University with a PhD in music. In Palaces of Memory: American Composer Diane Thome on her Life and Music (Friesen Press), Thome recounts the obstacles and opportunities she encountered as a path-breaking female composer in the realm of computer-synthesized music. Thome, former chair of the composition... Read more
Closeup of piano strings
Join us at the school’s Brechemin Auditorium for more than 60 concerts and music-related events offered free of charge in 2016-17, thanks to the generosity of School of Music friend Mina B. Person. A member of the Brechemin family that has made so much possible for students at the school over the past five decades, Person’s gift creates learning and performance opportunities for School of Music students and the greater UW Music community.   Free Admission to Select Concert Season Events in... Read more
UW performance faculty at light rail station
An appearance by world-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss, rare presentations of music by 20th century composer Harry Partch, a dramatic musical presentation of Verdi’s Requiem as performed by imprisoned musicians in the Terezín Concentration Camp of Nazi Germany, and a staged presentation of Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas are among more than 100 performances and music-related events to be presented in 2016-17 by the University of... Read more
Students from the DXARTS brain lab engage in artistic exploration
Students in a laboratory crowd around a classmate wearing an electroencephalography (EEG) cap. They watch as his brain activity is captured on an EEG machine while he listens to music.  Four more EEG machines are stored nearby, along with an electromyography (EMG) machine to measure muscle response, a galvanic skin response sensor, and a device that tracks eye movements. Read the complete article by Nancy Joseph in the August 2016 issue of the UW College of Arts and Sciences newsletter... Read more
Yoojeong Cho was awarded a 2016 UW Library Research Award (Photo: Curtis Cronn).
UW Music student Yoojeong Cho is one of 11 winners of a 2016 UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The awards are granted annually to UW undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing or creation of course projects. Each recipient received a $1,000 cash prize and recognition at a special award ceremony on June 7. Yoojeong, a senior earning double degrees in Italian and vocal performance, studies with Kari Ragan of the UW voice faculty. Her essay, “The Gaze... Read more