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Beginning Wednesday, March 18, in accordance with University of Washington guidelines, access to the Music Building is restricted until further notice. School of Music main office staff are on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays to answer calls and emails.  Music Building Hours:Restricted Access Until Further Notice:Access to the Music Building is restricted to School of Music faculty and essential... Read more
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The School of Music is following University of Washington guidelines in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The UW is working closely with local and state public health officials to monitor the coronavirus outbreak and is following ... Read more
Violinist Renee Zhang
The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2018–19 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines. Junior medalist Renee Zhang is preparing for a career in medicine with dual degrees in biology and violin performance, while also serving as concertmaster for the UW Symphony. Sophomore medalist Louis Patsawee... Read more
David Alexander Rahbee.
When David Rahbee began decorating his office after joining the UW School of Music as Director of Orchestral Activities and Chair of Orchestral Conducting in 2013, he immediately put up two posters. One was of Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The other was of British conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Both served as influential way finders for Rahbee during the decade he spent living and working in Vienna, Austria between 2002 and 2010. “I camped out in Vienna and learned as much as I could,”... Read more
Christina Sunardi
The University of Washington Department of Dance announced Feb. 10 the appointment of School of Music associate professor Christina Sunardi as the department’s next chair, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was shared via a letter to UW Dance faculty, staff and students signed by UW Dance faculty Rachael Lincoln and Hannah Wiley (interim co-chairs), and Associate Professor Jennifer Salk, who steps down on June 30th after six and a half years as department chair.... Read more