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UW Music 2019-20 Concert Season brochure cover
A new season of music-making begins at the University of Washington School of Music, and UW Music's 2019-20 concert season presents music from across the centuries and up to the present moment in a panoply of styles, approaches, and techniques. The UW welcomes concert violinist Rachel Lee Priday to the School of Music faculty in Fall Quarter 2019. Newly appointed as an assistant professor in the strings program, Rachel brings astonishing talent and wide-ranging interests to the UW's already-... Read more
flyer image for the THEME lecture series
A fall colloquium at the School of Music convenes faculty and students from Music Theory, History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education (THEME), along with visiting scholars in those areas of study.  The fall quarter THEME lecture series runs select Friday afternoons through early December in the School of Music Fishbowl. The series kicks off Friday, Oct. 11... Read more
UW Music History alumnus Benjamin Albritton.
The Department of Special Collections of Stanford Libraries has appointed Music History alumnus  Ben L. Albritton (PhD Music History) as its Rare Book Curator.  He began his new assignment this past June.  Stanford Libraries rare book collection is extensive with an estimated size in excess of 265,000 titles.  The Rare Books Division of the Department acquires antiquarian and modern titles both for intellectual content and as historical artifacts.  Materials... Read more
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Musicians from the UW performance studios present a string of concerts all year long in the UW’s historic Brechemin Auditorium.  Events in this series run a gamut of styles from early music to modern jazz, solo piano performances and music for chamber groups, all performed by UW students, for UW students (and everyone else besides).  Events in this series include: Baroque Ensemble* Baroque Ensemble - Nov 24... Read more
Violinist and UW Music alumna Emilie Choi Photo: Alice Ouyang.
School of Music students and alumni continue their upward-and-onward trajectory, reporting new academic appointments, awards, honors, and other creative and scholastic achievements. The Auburn Symphony Orchestra has appointed School of Music alumna Emilie Choi ('14 BM, Strings Performance; BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences) to be the organization's new concertmaster. She currently holds the Assistant Concertmaster position at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, which she joined in... Read more