Visiting Artist News, 2015-16

Kim Duk Soo of Korea is a guest faculty member
The University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute present their annual Workshop in World Music Pedagogy, running  June 20-24 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
Bassist Reid Anderson (Photo: Axel Stalljohann)
 Internationally renowned jazz musicians Bill Frisell, guitar, Reid Anderson (BadPlus), bass, and Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone, join with UW Jazz Studies students and faculty June 2-4 at the UW Meany Studio Theater for IMPFest VIII, co-presented by UW Music and the student-run Improvised Music Project.  Over the past eight years the student-led Improvised Music Project has instigated new directions in Seattle’s jazz and improvised music scene. The annual festival, pairing seasoned guest... Read more
The UW Chamber Orchestra
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Washington a three-year, $750,000 grant to support guest artists in developing new works, and to better integrate arts disciplines into the broader university curriculum. The grant will support a Creative Fellowships Initiative, under which guest performing artist fellows will be recruited from around the world for one- to three-year residencies in dance, music and theater.... Read more
Kronos Quartet members
A songwriting workshop and community Fandango led by Grammy winning L.A.-based duo Quetzal (Feb. 5); a free workshop with renowned ensemble the Kronos Quartet (Feb. 23); and a weeklong residency by English composer Brian Ferneyhough are among recent additions to the UW Music concert calendar for February 2016. Kronos Quartet, whose neo-classical arrangement of Jimi Hendrix’s anthemic Purple Haze secured their lasting fame and recognition, leads a Feb. 23 reading of new... Read more
Geoffrey Boers with Stephen Stubbs (photo: ISAIAH BROOKSHIRE)
Handel’s Messiah has been a holiday mainstay for years, with dramatic solos and an uplifting Hallelujah chorus familiar to generations of music lovers. But when the UW School of Music and Pacific MusicWorks present the Messiah on December 12-13 in Meany Hall, there will be some surprises along with the familiar. Read more in... Read more