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Huck Hodge League of Composers Performance
The nation’s oldest organization devoted to contemporary music presents the New York premiere of a work by UW faculty composer Huck Hodge as part of the New York Philharmonic Biennial, a festival of contemporary music running May 23 through June 11 in NYC. Hodge is a featured composer on the June 1 performance by the Orchestra of the League of Composers, which will perform his work Alêtheia, originally commissioned in 2011 by the government of the Netherlands for the Laboratoire... Read more
UW Music students make the Husky 100
Two University of Washington School of Music students are among the inaugural Husky 100, a new university-wide award recognizing undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their UW student experience. Denná Good-Mojab, a master’s student in voice at the School of Music and Anastasia Nicolov, an undergraduate earning bachelor’s degrees in Bioengineering and Violin Performance, are among students recognized from throughout the UW’s campuses... Read more
Bassist Reid Anderson (Photo: Axel Stalljohann)
 Internationally renowned jazz musicians Bill Frisell, guitar, Reid Anderson (BadPlus), bass, and Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone, join with UW Jazz Studies students and faculty June 2-4 at the UW Meany Studio Theater for IMPFest VIII, co-presented by UW Music and the student-run Improvised Music Project.  Over the past eight years the student-led Improvised Music Project has instigated new directions in Seattle’s jazz and improvised music scene. The annual festival, pairing seasoned guest... Read more
Charles Corey, director of the Harry Partch ensemble at the UW School of Music.
Music-making devices invented and built by maverick American composer Harry Partch (1901-1974), constructed from wood, bamboo, glass, found objects and altered string and keyboard instruments, are in residence at the School of Music. Read more in this article by Michael Upchurch in the April 20 issue of the Seattle TImes.  
Shakespeare Composite
Colloquium and Concert Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death Four centuries after the death of William Shakespeare, the Bard continues to influence scholarship and culture in profound ways, as music history professor JoAnn Taricani has discovered while exploring the significant role of music in the plays of Shakespeare and the ways we use music to remember Shakespeare and his characters.  “As scholars have shown, well-known songs, instrumental tunes, and... Read more