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James Beale
Noted composer James M. Beale, professor of theory and composition at the University of Washington School of Music from 1948 to 1994, died November 4 at age 86. In addition to his teaching activities at the School of Music, he served as acting director of the School of Music in 1983-84 and summers 1994-95. Professor Beale, born in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts in 1924, received his early musical training under the guidance of Stanley Chapple. He studied at Harvard College with Walter Piston,... Read more
Jonathan Pasternack
The Seattle Times profiles UW Symphony conductor Jonathan Pasternack and presents an overview of our 2010-11 concert season.  Read more in the Seattle Times.
George Gershwin book jacket
Music History Professor's new book on George Gershwin is the latest volume in the popular Yale University Press Broadway Masters series.  Read more at Yale University Press.
Carole Terry
Faculty organist Carole Terry lent her considerable talents to Seattle Symphony's Organ Celebration at Benaroya Hall Oct. 23. Read more in R.M. Campbell's review on Gathering Note, a Seattle-based classical music blog.
Donna Shin
School of Music faculty artist Donna Shin will be the featured soloist Oct. 22 when Peruvian-born conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in a multi-media program of music inspired by the Incan Trail.  Read more on the Seattle Symphony's website.