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Amarilys Ríos Rosa
An antidote for the winter blahs is close at hand, with multiple opportunities this quarter for the UW and greater Seattle community to experience the exhilarating Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance form known as bomba. Amarilys Ríos, the School of Music’s Community Artist-in-Residence for winter quarter, plans a robust schedule of appearances, workshops, and performances both on and off campus during her residency with the UW Ethnomusicology Program during Winter Quarter 2019. A... Read more
School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind. Photo: Joanne DePue
Longtime School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind died Oct. 17 at the age of 95, concluding a long and remarkable life marked by philanthropy, community service, and music. In addition to her past service on the School of Music Advisory Board, Mrs. Rind provided ongoing support for undergraduate students at the School of Music through the Bernice Mossafer Rind Endowed Fund in Music, granted to students majoring in composition for harp or harp performance as a major. A concert harpist whose... Read more
World Music Pedagogy series cover
Twelve authors, all of them affiliated with the UW School of Music, are featured in the six-volume Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, set for publication in 2018 and 2019 and encompassing principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture. A seventh volume on teaching world music in higher education is in development. The series, edited by School of Music Professor Patricia Campbell, details theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in... Read more
Cuong Vu: Change in the Air CD cover
Recent recordings and publications by UW Music faculty represents an array of research interests and creative endeavors.  Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Change in the AirTrumpeter Cuong Vu’s Change in the Air is landing on jazz critics’ Best Of 2018 lists, standing out from the pack with adventurous tunes crafted by the members of Vu’s top notch 4-tet. Guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Ted Poor, bassist Luke Bergman and Vu all contribute new music on this follow-up to Ballet, the group’s 2017 RareNoise release... Read more
Music History Professor Larry Starr (photo: Steve Korn)
The UW’s beloved Music History professor Larry Starr retired in June 2018 after 41 years on the School of Music faculty. Professor Starr returned to the Music Building during fall quarter to teach a seminar on Igor Stravinsky and a seminar on Stephen Sondheim. His answers to our 20 questions have been condensed slightly for length, but not for clarity. The clarity is all his own. 1. What are some of your most memorable projects or achievements from your time here? There are a lot of them.... Read more