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UW professor Robin McCabe with student Hans Chan (photo: Philip D. Lanum)
A "piano boot camp" — but with something extra — draws a select group of young pianists each year who gather not just for music master classes but also for lessons on everything from dance to philosophy. By  Special to The Seattle Times Robin McCabe, professor of piano at the University of Washington, recalls little acts of subterfuge by piano students during her... Read more
Teaching artists from the 2017 course in world music pedagogy.
The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute present the tenth annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy,  June 25-29 at the School of Music. Participants in the intensive course investigate ways to teach students at a variety of levels—including children, youth, and adults—about the music of the world's cultures. Workshop participants explore teaching tools and techniques, including audio, video, print, electronic, and human resources and the use of songs, stories, movement and... Read more
Featured Twirler Krissy Terwilliger
When 5,500 UW graduates entered Husky Stadium for the June 9, 2018 Commencement, student gonfalonieres bore the flags leading each school and college into the stadium. At the head of the processional of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences was UW Music grad Krissy Terwilliger (’18 BM Vocal Performance), showing not a twinge of nerves under the gaze of 40,000 attendees in the stadium. Performing in front of massive crowds is a piece of cake for Terwilliger, who graduated from the... Read more
Tori Hernandez, UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Giuliana Conti and Elloise Soh-Yeun Kim at GPSS Senate meeting, January 2018 (photo via: UW GPSS)
Music Education doctoral student Giuliana Conti has been elected president of the University of Washington's Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). In that role she will lead the senate in the 2018-19 academic year, working on multiple matters of interest to UW students in masters and doctoral degree-granting programs across all university programs, disciplines, and fields.  A second-year PhD student, Conti taught extensively in K-12 schools in California prior to her arrival at the... Read more
UW Music Class of 2018
The School of Music honored its Class of 2018 Friday, June 8 with its annual Grand Finale celebration, providing a festive send-off to 58 degree recipients and their friends and loved ones. The UW Music Class of 2018 includes 31 students earning graduate degrees—12 master’s, 7 PhD, and 12 DMA—and 27 students earning BM or BA degrees. Fully half of the undergraduates earning music degrees double-majored in programs outside of music, earning second degrees in an array of programs including... Read more

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