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UW Music scholarship students present a recital on Feb. 12
In light of public health advisories on social distancing and following University of Washington guidelines, the UW School of Music has canceled all remaining public events in the 2019-20 academic year. "The safety of our students, faculty, and community is of utmost concern, and it was clearly in the best interest of all to suspend public events until further notice," says School of Music Director Richard Karpen. Patrons who have purchased tickets for School of Music events at Meany Hall may... Read more
Students at work in the UW Music Library (1950s).
The UW Music Library joins other libraries on the University of Washington campus in closing until further notice, pending university guidance.  To aggressively support the State’s recommendation to flatten the curve of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all UW Libraries locations have closed until further notice.  Music, Art, and Drama Library Head Erin Conor announced the closure in a March 20 note to School of Music faculty and staff. "While our physical operations have... Read more
Door detail
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
Coronavirus FAQ graphic
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