Recent News

Ana Ganeva
The Music Education and Ethnomusicology programs at the School of Music play host to two Fulbright Scholars in Music this quarter, welcoming Ana Borisova Ganeva from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, and Margaret Barrett from the University of Queensland, Australia. Both are collaborating in research activities in Music Ed and Ethnomusicology with UW Professor Patricia Campbell. "This is a first—at least in my 30 years on the faculty," Campbell says. "Fulbright scholars are rare, and... Read more
A tenth iteration of the Improvised Music Project Festival holds true to the original spirit of collaboration between promising young musicians and elders from the professional music realms. Two nights of performance in late May feature pianist Myra Melford (May 30) and saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo (May 31), with guitarist Bill Frisell appearing... Read more
UW Music Education students at NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference
Academic appointments, community projects, and a slew of conference presentations have kept UW students and alumni engaged in communities far and near, from the Yakama Tribal School to a national conference of music educators in Atlanta, and beyond.  Alumnus Ryan Ellis (’17 DMA, Choral Conducting) has been named head of Choral Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he oversees the direction of SPU’s six different choral ensembles, including a concert choir, chamber... Read more
Robin McCabe with UW Music alum Zeze Xue
 International performances, master classes, keynote addresses, and new publications are among recent activities of UW Music faculty as they execute research and performance in their recent work at the University of Washington and world-wide. Geoffrey Boers, Choral Activities Head of the UW choral activities presented workshops and master classes at the Washington State Association of Choral Directors’ Association conference in Portland in early March and conducted a... Read more
Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin
Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin Endowed Scholarship to benefit Music Performance majors A passion for music deepened their bonds and enriched their marriage, leading Michael and Rebecca McGoodwin many times to the concert halls and classrooms of the University of Washington School of Music, where they first attended performances in the early 1970s during Michael’s medical residency at the UW. Over the course of their 50-year union, they took an active and inquisitive approach to their shared love... Read more