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Graduate wind conducting student Shaun Day
November 10, 2022
Read the complete article in the Mukilteo Beacon Shaun Day was in the right place at the right time. Day was busy with his doctoral of musical arts in conducting studies at the University of Washington when he received a call from the Mukilteo Community Orchestra. The orchestra's previous conductor was... Read more
Music Education doctoral student Giuliana Conti.
November 3, 2022
School of Music students and alumni report recent academic appointments, performances, career milestones, and other notable achievements. Tess Altiveros (’10 MM, Voice) is busy this season with roles and engagements nationwide. She sings Soldier in The Falling and the Rising with Arizona Opera, Intermountain Opera and Opera Memphis; Giannetta in Elixir with Seattle Opera; Nana/Wajma in the world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns at Seattle Opera. She also sings... Read more
Joël-François Durand, Composition
November 3, 2022
Publications, recordings, premieres, research highlights, and other news from the School of Music faculty. Joël-François Durand, Composition His work for clarinet and violin, La mesure de l'ange (2022), was recorded in Vienna, Austria in September 2022 by Austro-Italian violinist Olivia De Prato (known for her work with the Mivos Quartet) and Hungarian clarinetist Szilard Benes (Schallfeld Ensemble). The piece was written for the 70th birthday of Durand’s UW faculty... Read more
DMA student Tigran Arakelyan (Orchestral Conducting).
November 3, 2022
Longtime habitués of the Music Building will notice some familiar faces at the School of Music in 2022-23 with the return of several School of Music alumni as instructors, guest artists, and visiting scholars. New faculty joining the School of Music in Autumn 2022 include alumni from several degree programs: Jeffrey Bowen ('15 DMA, Composition) in Composition, Anita Kumar ('22 PhD, Music Ed) in Music Education, Luis Rivera ('22 MA, Music Theory)... Read more
Frederick Reece, Music History
November 3, 2022
School of Music faculty member Frederick Reece received a First Book Manuscript Award as part of his recruitment to the University of Washington as an assistant professor in the Music History program. Reece's permanent appointment was effective in Autumn 2021, and prior to that, he served a year as visiting lecturer in the program. Reece completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University with his dissertation “Ringing False: Music Analysis, Forgery, and the Technologies of Truth.” He has published on... Read more

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