Recent News

Homayoun Sakhi
The Ethnomusicology program continues a 50-year tradition in 2011-12 of welcoming to the School of Music renowned visiting artists from around the world. Visiting artists for the 2011-12 academic year include Kedmon Mapana, a specialist in the Wagogo musical tradition of central Tanzania, in residence during Fall Quarter; Andy Statman, an internationally renowned clarinet and mandolin virtuoso in residence during Winter Quarter; and Homayoun Sakhi and Salar Nader, preservationists and... Read more
Craig Taborn and Gust Burns
Two leaders of East and West coast piano innovation debut their new collaborative two pianos project at Brechemin Auditorium on Saturday, October 15 when Craig Taborn and Gust Burns present "Two Pianos," co-sponsored by the School of Music, Non-Sequitur, and Earshot Jazz. A valued sideman of Roscoe Mitchell, Chris Potter, and other modernists, Taborn has an acclaimed new ECM release, Avenging Angel, that has solidified his stature as a musical leader and one of the most original... Read more
Carole Terry
Faculty, students, and guest artists will perform in a special series of concerts throughout 2011-12 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UW's Littlefield Organ Series. The series, which gets under way Friday, Oct. 28 with the popular annual Halloween organ concert, continues in November with recitals by noted Northwest organists and UW faculty members Carole Terry and Douglas Cleveland performing with faculty colleagues from the UW School of Music. Guest artists Robert Huw Morgan of... Read more
Professor Tom Collier and students
Twenty-six freshmen getting an early start on their University of Washington studies are discovering music close to the edge in a course developed by Percussion Studies chair Tom Collier. The course, titled "Close to the Edge: A Survey of Important 20th Century Music Outside of the Mainstream from Abe to Zappa," is one of about twenty early-entry classes for freshmen taking place between Aug. 22 and Sept. 19 as part of the UW's Discovery Seminar program. Collier says he hopes the course... Read more
piano keys close-up
After years of hosting an annual sale of used loaner pianos, the UW School of Music this year announces its final piano sale and the end of the loaner piano program.  "For many years, we have had the privilege of having new Yamaha Pianos loaned to us by Classic Pianos," says Doug Mathews, School of Music administrator. "This program is ending, and all the grand and vertical pianos used in this program have been gathered and moved to Classic Pianos showroom in Bellevue for this final sale." The... Read more