Recent News

Ron Carter
The School of Music presents a free workshop/performance by bassist Ron Carter on Friday, May 28, 1:30 p.m., in Brechemin Auditorium. Carter will be in Seattle May 27-30 for a three-day engagement at Jazz Alley with his Golden Striker Trio, which also features guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Mulgrew Miller. Widely considered one of the greatest living jazz bassists, Ron Carter has appeared on more than 2,000 albums recording with legendary musicians such as Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans,... Read more
Internationally renowned guitarist Pat Metheny stops by the School of Music for a question-and-answer session on Friday, April 30, noon to 1 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium. A 17-time Grammy award winner, Metheny is a versatile musician almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Milton Nascimento, and David Bowie, to name but a few. His 20-year songwriting association with keyboardist... Read more
Huck Hodge
Assistant Professor of Composition Huck Hodge has been awarded one music's highest honors--the Rome Prize in Music Composition. The award was conferred on April 15th during a ceremony in New York City. The Rome Prize is among the most prestigious awards in any artistic or humanistic field and is especially prominent in Music. Hodge will spend a year in residence as the Luciano Berio Fellow in Music Composition at the Villa Aurelia, a palace built c. 1650 for Cardinal Girolamo Farnese. In... Read more
Cuong Vu
Assistant Professor Cuong Vu is one of seven UW educators to be awarded the 2010 UW Distinguished Teaching Award, a notable accomplishment for a young professor in his third year of teaching. Northwest Asian Weekly recently took an in-depth look at this exceptional musician and his approach to music making and teaching.  Read more in Northwest Asian Weekly.
Bill Frisell
World-renowned guitarist Bill Frisell will take the stage with some of the UW's top jazz students April 18 in a concert at Meany Hall capping off a week-long celebration of jazz at the UW. Joining Bill Frisell onstage are UW students Ivan Arteaga and Scott MacPherson, saxophone; Marc Hunter, bass; Evan Woodle, drums; and Elliot Gray, piano. Faculty artists Cuong Vu, trumpet, Marc Seales, piano, and Stuart Dempster, trombone, will also make special appearances on the program. Frisell's... Read more