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Tori Hernandez, UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Giuliana Conti and Elloise Soh-Yeun Kim at GPSS Senate meeting, January 2018 (photo via: UW GPSS)
Music Education doctoral student Giuliana Conti has been elected president of the University of Washington's Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). In that role she will lead the senate in the 2018-19 academic year, working on multiple matters of interest to UW students in masters and doctoral degree-granting programs across all university programs, disciplines, and fields.  A second-year PhD student, Conti taught extensively in K-12 schools in California prior to her arrival at the... Read more
UW Music Class of 2018
The School of Music honored its Class of 2018 Friday, June 8 with its annual Grand Finale celebration, providing a festive send-off to 58 degree recipients and their friends and loved ones. The UW Music Class of 2018 includes 31 students earning graduate degrees—12 master’s, 7 PhD, and 12 DMA—and 27 students earning BM or BA degrees. Fully half of the undergraduates earning music degrees double-majored in programs outside of music, earning second degrees in an array of programs including... Read more
UW flute students with Prof. Donna Shin (far right).
UW Music students and alumni head into summer busy with festival appearances, new employment opportunities, fresh honors, competition wins, and more.  Students and alumni from Music Education and Ethnomusicology are finishing up their degree programs and accepting university positions beginning in fall of 2018 including: David Aarons, University of North Carolina-... Read more
Myra Melford photo by Daniel Sheehan
Originally published at Earshot Jazz, by Lucienne Aggarwal, May 2018 Now spanning 10 years, the annual student-led jazz project known as the Improvised Music Project (IMPFest), produced by the University of Washington’s School of Music, shows no sign of slowing down. The festival brings together all-star faculty and students with world-renowned musicians. This year’s headliners are guitarist Bill Frisell, jazz pianist... Read more
Cuong Vu (photo: Steve Korn)
Originally published at Earshot Jazz, May 2018, by Peter Monaghan In the days when Eastside high schools dominated the Seattle youth-jazz scene, Cuong Vu was a rising trumpet player at Bellevue High, and Holly Palmer was a star vocalist at Lake Washington High. At many high-school jazz competitions, “I and my bandmates went to see their band play, especially Holly — she was phenomenal,” says Vu. This month... Read more

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