Recent News

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
Internationally prominent conductor, violist, and professor Vilem Sokol, who taught at the School of Music from 1948 to 1985, died Friday Aug. 19 at age 96.  Read more in the Seattle Times.
Aine Heneghan
Aine Heneghan, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, has been awarded a national fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave. They are awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of the proposed projects, and the level of commitment applicants have shown to helping women... Read more
The UW Summer Concert band, conducted by Erin Bodnar, and the UW Summer Chorale, conducted by Jeremiah Selvey, perform in separate concerts on Thursday, Aug. 18.  Read more in UW Today.