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Craig Sheppard
When piano professor Craig Sheppard takes the stage for his Feb. 9 recital at Meany Theater, few in the audience will be aware of the immense amount of preparation that goes into such a performance. Learn more in the fall issue of Arts and Sciences Perspectives, in which faculty artists Sheppard, Melia Watras, and Cuong Vu share how they prepare for major public performances.  Read more in A&S Perspectives.
Gil Shaham
Critically acclaimed violinist and 2008 Avery Fisher Prize winner Gil Shaham leads a master class with UW string students on Friday, January 7, 3:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium. Students performing for Shaham include Jae-In Shin and Sol Im, violin, and the UW Quantum String Quartet (violinists Kouki Tanaka and Meeae Hong, violist David Colmenares, and cellist Natalie Hall). Admission to the master class is free and open to the public. Shaham will be in Seattle to perform Bela Bartok's Violin... Read more
Deep Listening Band
The composer collective Deep Listening Band (Seattle trombonist and School of Music emeritus professor Stuart Dempster, keyboardist David Gamper, and accordionist Pauline Oliveros) elevates improvisational music with a passion (and reputation) for site-specific pieces that respond to the unique tone and resonance of physical spaces. Celebrating more than 20 years together, the acclaimed group has honed its experimental voice in a two-million-gallon cistern, an old limestone quarry, and a lava... Read more
Patricia Campbell
Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell was recently elected chairperson of the board of Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit record label and archive of Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. The Folkways initiative is to heighten communication among and about people and cultures, accomplished principally through the medium of music, accompanied by informative notes and educational features. Campbell teaches courses in music education, writes on children's music and... Read more
Jovino Santos Neto
A concert and workshop by Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist Jovino Santos Neto and his trio at the School of Music on January 14 kicks off the School of Music's Performing Ethnomusicology Series, running through Winter Quarter 2011. The series of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the school's Ethnomusicology division will focus on musical traditions from around the world and will bring to the University of Washington campus leading scholars and performers in those... Read more