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School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind. Photo: Joanne DePue
Longtime School of Music friend Bernice Mossafer Rind died Oct. 17 at the age of 95, concluding a long and remarkable life marked by philanthropy, community service, and music. In addition to her past service on the School of Music Advisory Board, Mrs. Rind provided ongoing support for undergraduate students at the School of Music through the Bernice Mossafer Rind Endowed Fund in Music, granted to students majoring in composition for harp or harp performance as a major. A concert harpist whose... Read more
World Music Pedagogy series cover
Eleven authors, all of them affiliated with the UW School of Music, are featured in the six-volume Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, set for publication in 2018 and 2019 and encompassing principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture. The series, edited by School of Music Professor Patricia Campbell, details theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in ways that seek to contribute to the diversification of repertoire and instructional approaches.... Read more
Music History Professor Larry Starr (photo: Steve Korn)
The UW’s beloved Music History professor Larry Starr retired in June 2018 after 41 years on the School of Music faculty. Professor Starr returned to the Music Building during fall quarter to teach a seminar on Igor Stravinsky and a seminar on Stephen Sondheim. His answers to our 20 questions have been condensed slightly for length, but not for clarity. The clarity is all his own. 1. What are some of your most memorable projects or achievements from your time here? There are a lot of them.... Read more
Music Ed alumnus Matt Brown
The North Central Educational Service District has named School of Music alumnus Matthew Brown (’05 BA/BM Music Education) its Regional Teacher of the Year for 2019. A music teacher in the Manson School District in Manson, Washington since 2005, Brown works with 90 percent of the middle school students and more than a third of the high school students at Manson Middle and High Schools, which enroll around 300 students in grades 6 through 12. During his time in the district, Brown has taught... Read more
Patricia Campbell headshot Photo: Steve Korn
School of Music Professor Patricia Campbell has joined the board of the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), accepting an invitation extended by Anna Lomax Wood, anthropologist and daughter of musicologist Alan Lomax. “ACE is the archive (recordings and films) of Alan Lomax, John Lomax (father), and Bess Lomax Hawes (sister) that encompasses historic recordings from about 1915 to the late 1990s, a goldmine of recordings that are highly valued by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, folklorists... Read more