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Student musician playing a cello.
Admission is free to more than 60 events on UW Music's 2018-19 season, thanks to a generous gift from the late Mina B. Person and the Brechemin Family Foundation. In addition, the School of Music is grateful to Seattle Symphony Orchestra for two collaborative community events on the season--the Jan. 25 Side by Side concert at Benaroya Hall and the March... Read more
UW Music: 2018-19 Season
Rarely performed works by the great composers, large scale ensemble performances and intimate chamber recitals by faculty, guests, and talented student musicians pay rich tribute to musical traditions across space and time at the University of Washington School of Music in 2018-19. UW Music’s concert season of more than 100 performances and music-related events includes the culminations of several fruitful partnerships as well as unusual opportunities to experience music at the crossroads of... Read more
UW professor Robin McCabe with student Hans Chan (photo: Philip D. Lanum)
A "piano boot camp" — but with something extra — draws a select group of young pianists each year who gather not just for music master classes but also for lessons on everything from dance to philosophy. By  Special to The Seattle Times Robin McCabe, professor of piano at the University of Washington, recalls little acts of subterfuge by piano students during her... Read more
Teaching artists from the 2017 course in world music pedagogy.
The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute present the tenth annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy,  June 25-29 at the School of Music. Participants in the intensive course investigate ways to teach students at a variety of levels—including children, youth, and adults—about the music of the world's cultures. Workshop participants explore teaching tools and techniques, including audio, video, print, electronic, and human resources and the use of songs, stories, movement and... Read more
Featured Twirler Krissy Terwilliger
When 5,500 UW graduates entered Husky Stadium for the June 9, 2018 Commencement, student gonfalonieres bore the flags leading each school and college into the stadium. At the head of the processional of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences was UW Music grad Krissy Terwilliger (’18 BM Vocal Performance), showing not a twinge of nerves under the gaze of 40,000 attendees in the stadium. Performing in front of massive crowds is a piece of cake for Terwilliger, who graduated from the... Read more