Recent News

Heri Purwanto and Young Sub Lee
The Division of Ethnomusicology welcomes visiting artists Young Sub Lee of Korea and Heri Purwanto of Java to the School of Music during Spring Quarter 2011. In addition to teaching classes and working with individual students, both artists will be featured in the Division's annual Ethnomusicology Visiting Artists Concert Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., at Meany Theater. Young Sub Lee is a talented young artist of Korean traditional music who specializes in wind instruments, such as daegum... Read more
Tim Berne
School of Music faculty members Richard Karpen, Cuong Vu, Juan Pampin, and Luke Bergman are on the bill for the third annual Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPfest) running April 30 through May 7 at various Seattle venues. The festival, which boasts an impressive lineup of local new music groups, many of them featuring current and former students from the UW Jazz Studies Program, will present a variety of nationally known musicians including New York-based saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer... Read more
Melia Watras
 The viola studios of the University of Washington, led by Melia Watras, and Seattle University, led by former School of Music student Amber Archibald, unite for a concert in Brechemin Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The program includes works by Bach, Bartok, Hindemith, Paganini, Rochberg, Shostakovich, and Walton. Read more in UW Today.
Cuong Vu
Jazz Studies Professor Cuong Vu's latest release, "Leaps of Faith," recorded with the Cuong Vu 4-tet last April at the Chapel Performance Space, is a New York Times Critics Choice.  Read more in the New York Times.
Tim Salzman
School of Music faculty from both the academic and performance divisions will be in the spotlight when the College Band Directors National Association holds its national conference in Seattle March 23 through 26. The biennial event, which will be held this year on the University of Washington campus and in downtown Seattle at Benaroya Hall, has not been held on the west coast in nearly 40 years, says conference organizer Tim Salzman, director of the UW band program. In addition to performances... Read more