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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
Homeful concert poster
A March 8 concert by the UW Women's Choir and St. Mark's Women's Choir will benefit Noel House, an emergency shelter for homeless women.  Read more in UW Today (formerly
Michael Partington
Michael Partington, head of the UW's guitar program, stopped by the KING FM studios last week with flutist Donna Shin and guitarist Kevin Callahan to talk with Arts Channel host Marta Zekan about the works to be performed during Partington's faculty recital, Guitar Plus!, Sunday February 28, 7:30 p.m. at Brechemin Auditorium. Joining Partington on the program are faculty artists Donna Shin, flute; Ron Patterson, violin; Joyce Guyer, soprano; and Carole Terry, harpsichord, along with guest... Read more