Recent News

Melia Watras
 The viola studios of the University of Washington, led by Melia Watras, and Seattle University, led by former School of Music student Amber Archibald, unite for a concert in Brechemin Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The program includes works by Bach, Bartok, Hindemith, Paganini, Rochberg, Shostakovich, and Walton. Read more in UW Today.
Cuong Vu
Jazz Studies Professor Cuong Vu's latest release, "Leaps of Faith," recorded with the Cuong Vu 4-tet last April at the Chapel Performance Space, is a New York Times Critics Choice.  Read more in the New York Times.
Tim Salzman
School of Music faculty from both the academic and performance divisions will be in the spotlight when the College Band Directors National Association holds its national conference in Seattle March 23 through 26. The biennial event, which will be held this year on the University of Washington campus and in downtown Seattle at Benaroya Hall, has not been held on the west coast in nearly 40 years, says conference organizer Tim Salzman, director of the UW band program. In addition to performances... Read more
Chemical Clock
Current and former UW music students are deeply involved in the establishment of a new local record label, Table and Chairs, which celebrates its launch Saturday, March 12, at Seattle's Q. Cafe. The offshoot of an interactive artistic community with strong ties to the UW Jazz Studies Program, the label and the organization of the same name emerged from a weekly improvisation event, The Racer Sessions, organized by School of Music jazz bass instructor Luke Bergman and held every Sunday at... Read more
Thion Diop
Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop wraps up the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series Friday, March 11 with a workshop and concert of traditional West African music. His appearance is the final event in the School's Winter Quarter Performing Ethnomusicology Series, an array of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the School's Ethnomusicology division. A master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun, Thione Diop has been based in... Read more