Recent News

Oboist works on reedmaking.
When UW music student Logan Esterling decided, in his sophomore year of high school, to switch from saxophone to oboe in order to fulfill his dream of performing in an orchestra, he had no idea that he was consigning himself to a life requiring constant, diligent attention to his instrument far above and beyond that required of other instruments in the ensemble. He had no idea he would soon be carrying four knives in his oboe case wherever he’d go and that razor blades and sandpaper would... Read more
Patricia Campbell
World travels, new recordings, performances, world premieres, and keynote presentations kept School of Music faculty on the go throughout the summer break.  Patricia Campbell, Music Education and Ethnomusicology Patricia Campbell, Music Education and Ethnomusicology professor at the University of Washington, used a sabbatical year to further interests and initiatives internationally throughout 2016-17. Recognition of her work in world music pedagogy led to multiple invitations... Read more
Music Ed students in Katmandu, Nepal.
Honors, appointments, presentations, and accolades set the tone for recent news and updates from UW Music students and alumni. School of Music students Elise Kim, flute, and Logan Esterling, oboe, won the festival-wide concerto competition at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee last summer. They were selected from 200 students after successfully passing through three rounds of adjudication. Both appeared as soloists with the Sewanee Festival... Read more
Erin Conor, Music Library Long-time patrons of the UW Music Library may notice the new head of the Music Library, Erin Conor, looks familiar. That’s because her new role represents a bit of a homecoming for Conor, who earned graduate degrees in music history and library and information science at the UW in the mid-2000s. Most recently the performing arts librarian at Reed College in Portland, Conor earned an MA in Music History (2006) and and MLIS in Library and Information... Read more
Renee Fleming visits DXARTS
The buzz about the research underway at the Center for Digital Arts and ExperimentalMedia (DXARTS) attracted a high-profile visitor recently when world-renowned sopranoReneé Fleming, in town for an engagement with Seattle Symphony, paid a visit toDXARTS’ Art+Brain Lab.  Fleming received a personal demo donning wearable sensors and learning more aboutresults and methods for collecting data that have been developed over the course ofthe past several years at DXARTS. Professors Richard Karpen,... Read more