Recent News

Mark Rodgers, lecturer in Music History
The year 2020 has been extraordinarily difficult for musical performance organizations, with many performances canceled and musicians unable to provide the performances they had planned heading into the 2020-21 concert season. This pause has led to new ways to present musical events, and in Autumn 2020, the UW School of Music showcases Seattle musical events by featuring digital performances of music from the Baroque to the present day in its course “The Concert Season,” MUSIC 185.  Mark... Read more
Anne Searcy
Anne Searcy and Frederick Reece, Music History; Carrie Shaw, Voice; and Jordan Anderson, Double Bass join the School of Music faculty in Autumn Quarter 2020. Anne Searcy, Music History Anne Searcy joins the faculty of the School of Music in Autumn 2020 as an assistant professor in the Music History program.  She was formerly an assistant professor in the Frost School of Music... Read more
Ballet in Cold War cover
by  UW News A series of ballet tours between the United States and the then-Soviet Union from 1959 to 1962 sparked love of ballet on both sides, but also some misunderstanding, UW music assistant professor Anne Searcy writes in her new book, “... Read more
To: The UW School of Music Community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends) From: Richard Karpen, Director, School of Music; and JoAnn Taricani, Director Designate, School of Music  We are sending this message in a time of distressing turmoil. Although it is difficult to find the words that can convey the depth of our individual experiences and our collective feelings of outrage, sorrow, and profound disappointment, our School of Music must speak in support of our... Read more
Carrie Shaw
Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw is soon to begin a new appointment at the University of Washington, adding a base in Seattle to her artistic communities in Chicago and St. Paul/Minneapolis. Her appointment as artist-in-residence in the Voice program begins in Autumn 2020, but she is already anticipating possibilities for creative collaborations and work with the students she will meet come fall. The Chicago Tribune has deemed Shaw a “cool, precise soprano,” but her creative acumen is... Read more