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Joel Durand, John Tolomei, and CHris Igielski
Composition professor Joel-Francois Durand spent his summer working at the UW campus, but was rarely seen in the Music Building. Instead, the associate director of the School of Music logged more than 800 hours in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's machine shop, immersed in what he calls his "unipivot tone arm project." "I began this project in January of this year with no particular ambition other than to see what would happen," he says of his quest to create a piece of high-fidelity... Read more
Cody Case with students
Ethnomusicology graduate student Cody Case is in Tunisia for the 2009-10 academic year, his study funded through a Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship. Case is currently studying Arabic in Tunis, taking courses on the Maluf musical tradition in the Rashidiyya Conservatory, and learning to play the Arab lute known as the oud, his studies funded by the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award. He plans to use his Fulbright research grant to study how Maluf, an Arab-Andalusian tradition that... Read more
Gregory Carroll
Update: Gregory's many friends, former classmates, professors, and colleagues at the School of Music were saddened to learn of his sudden death in July 2013 at age 35. Read more here. Tenor Gregory Carroll continues to show exceptional promise as an emerging artist in the opera world, garnering several top honors and special distinctions in the past year alone. Most recently, this... Read more
Warsaw Autumn 2009 Festival of Contemporary Music
School of Music Composition faculty Richard Karpen (also director of the School of Music) and Juan Pampin and alumnus Josh Parmenter were featured composers this fall at the Warsaw Autumn 2009 52nd International Festival of Contemporary Music. The three composers are affiliated with the UW's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), prominently highlighted in a concert of works from DXARTS presented at the Extra-High Voltage Hall, Institute of Power Engineering, on September 19.... Read more