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12/22/2020
This is Beethoven

This is Beethoven

DAY 3 RECAP!! 🎉

This concert was one of the most-watched streams of the festival, featuring University of Washington School of Drama, University of Washington Department of Dance, University of Washington School of Music, Emerald City Music, Miró Quartet, and zoe|juniper.

Inspired by the evening's theme, "Existential," each diverse performance grapples with some form of the human condition as interpreted through Beethoven's letters and late string quartets. Watch the entire concert at ThisIsBeethoven.org for a festival donation of any size. Your support is essential to the future of the arts like these. Watch and donate today! 🙏

12/21/2020

University of Washington Choirs presents 2020 Winter Wishes, a gift of music and spoken word to the UW community featuring live and virtual performances from all of the UW choral ensembles.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 and streams from Facebook and YouTube.

Welcome: Geoffrey Boers

Spoken Word: Mark Petty

University of Washington Singers
Love is Love
by Abbie Betinis
Tyler Todd Kimmel, director

Spoken Word: Marvis Chan

University of Washington Recital Choir
Carol of the Bells
by arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
Tyler Todd Kimmel, octet director

Spoken Word: Faith Nehren

University of Washington Chorale
The Gift
by Russell Wallace
Simon Hill, director

Spoken Word: Thien Ngo

University of Washington Chamber Singers
Hydom, Tiddlydom
Traditional Czech Carol
by Mark Burrows
Jo Beth Wasicek, director

Spoken Word: Richard Carrick

University of Washington Chamber Singers
Glow
by Eric Whitacre
Richard Scott Carrick, director

Spoken Word: Recital Choir

University of Washington Recital Choir
A Hymn to the Virgin
by Benjamin Britten
Timothy Edward Little, director

Spoken Word: Mikey Prince

University of Washington Chorale
Meguru
Namibian Traditional
Marshell Lombard, director

Spoken Word: Elizabeth Crabtree

University of Washington Chamber Singers
Jólagjöfin
by Hörður Áskelsson
Mark Petty, director

Spoken Word: Mary Kennelly

University of Washington Chamber Singers
Sa Ugoy ng Duyan
by Lucio San Pedro (1913–2002)
Tiffany Walker, director
Serena Chin, piano

Spoken Word: Leah Wyman

University of Washington Chorale
Mother o’ Mine
by Kathleen Allan
Katrina Turman, director

University of Washington Treble Choir
Caritas Abundat
by Hildegard von Bingen/Nancy Grundahl
Katrina Turman & Leah Holder Wyman, directors

Spoken Word: Sophia Parker

University of Washington Singers
The Rose
by Ola Gjeilo
Leah Holder Wyman, director

Spoken Word: Sam Akomeah

University of Washington Glee Club
Because All Men Are Brothers
by Hans Leo Hassler & Tom Glazer
arr. Dave Brubeck, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, & Mary Travers
Mark Petty and Jo Beth Wasicek, directors

University of Washington Gospel Choir
Sing Praises To Thee
by Jonathan Alvarado
Phyllis M. Byrdwell, director

University of Washington Chamber Sinters
Aftonen
by Hugo Alfven
Geoffrey Boers, conductor

Spoken Word: Tiffany Walker

University of Washington Chamber Singers and Chorale
I Love You/What a Wonderful World
arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Geoffrey Boers, conductor
Giselle Wyers Rice, conductor

12/09/2020

Rehearsal happening now for tonight’s livestream with Ted Poor and Cuong Vu, Video projections by Abigail Portner. Concert starts at 7:30 and access is free! Join us! Livestream: Ted Poor and Cuong Vu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmX6Voeare4

Hear new, unreleased songs by drummer Ted Poor and music from his recent Impulse Records release "You Already Know” in t...
12/04/2020

Hear new, unreleased songs by drummer Ted Poor and music from his recent Impulse Records release "You Already Know” in this duo performance with faculty trumpeter Cuong Vu, live-streamed from the UW’s Meany Hall. Featuring live video projections by New York City-based visual artist Abigail Portner and a post-concert Q and A. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 9 and access is free! Join us!

Details: https://music.washington.edu/events/2020-12-09/livestream-duo-concert-ted-poor-and-cuong-vu

Livestream: https://youtu.be/kmX6Voeare4

STREAMING FILM PREMIERE TONIGHT (FRI DEC 4): Human Subjects, a film by Adam Hogan and Laura Stayton of the UW Department...
12/04/2020

STREAMING FILM PREMIERE TONIGHT (FRI DEC 4): Human Subjects, a film by Adam Hogan and Laura Stayton of the UW Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS - Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media) with UW faculty composers Juan Pampin and Richard Karpen in collaboration with the JACK Quartet. The film documents the group's May 2019 performance at Meany Center for the Performing Arts deploying technology and methodologies developed by the DXARTS co-founders in tandem with a team of neuroscientists and research associates. Music like you’ve never heard before! 7 pm PST and access is FREE. Join the premiere:

More information and streaming link at: https://dxarts.washington.edu/events/2020-12-04/human-subjects-streaming-premiere

Our friends at DXARTS - Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media premiere a new film on Dec. 4, documenting last ye...
11/30/2020

Our friends at DXARTS - Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media premiere a new film on Dec. 4, documenting last year’s culminating performance of a years’ long research collaboration* between the UW School of Music, DXARTS, and New York-based chamber group JACK Quartet. "Human Subjects" premieres Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Access is free! Details here: https://www.experimentalmedia.art/human-subjects

*The collaboration was made possible through the UW Creative Fellowships Initiative with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

11/16/2020

Arriving at rehearsal for tonight’s Beethoven Trios livestream, 7:30pm PT at University of Washington School of Music

If you could ask Beethoven one question what would it be? This question and more are on the post-concert Q and A TONIGHT...
11/16/2020

If you could ask Beethoven one question what would it be? This question and more are on the post-concert Q and A TONIGHT following Livestream: Faculty Trio, Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 3, featuring School of Music faculty Craig Sheppard, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, and Rachel Lee Priday, performing live from the main stage of the UW’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts. Concert starts at 7:30 on our YouTube channel. Program notes at details at the link. Please join us!

https://music.washington.edu/events/2020-11-16/livestream-faculty-trio-beethoven-piano-trios-part-iii

Help us wish Beethoven a jolly 250th birthday year on Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. when we present Livestream: Faculty Tri...
11/13/2020

Help us wish Beethoven a jolly 250th birthday year on Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. when we present Livestream: Faculty Trio, Beethoven Piano Trios, Part 3, featuring School of Music colleagues Craig Sheppard, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, and Rachel Lee Priday. Streaming live from the main stage of UW’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts, the concert is followed by a brief Q and A (Please submit your questions in the comments below). Please join us! Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Rachel Lee Priday

Details here:
https://music.washington.edu/events/2020-11-16/livestream-faculty-trio-beethoven-piano-trios-part-iii

Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmeSL0Nxd8

Join us Monday Nov. 9 at 7:30 pm for this live duo performance by faculty violinist Rachel Lee Priday and guest pianist/...
11/05/2020

Join us Monday Nov. 9 at 7:30 pm for this live duo performance by faculty violinist Rachel Lee Priday and guest pianist/composer Timo Andres.
A live Q and A follows the concert so if you have questions for the artists please submit here or at Professor Priday’s post linked below. Concert streams live from the UW’s Meany Hall on our YouTube channel. See you then! Livestream: Rachel Lee Priday, violin, and Timo Andres, piano

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for...

Timo Andres and Rachel Lee Priday make their livestream duo debut this Mon evening @ 7:30pm PT ~ live from the Meany Center for the Performing Arts on YouTube Live ☺️

https://youtu.be/5EGFR8BXCtI

We’ll be playing duos and solos by Christopher Cerrone, Robin Holcomb, Timo Andres, Charles Ives, Julia Wolfe, and Aaron Copland.

I’ll be world premiering Timo’s piece, “Three Suns” for solo violin!

Message me or leave a comment with your questions for our live Q&A session following the program! 😊

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10/30/2020
André Caplet: Conte fantastique

André Caplet's Conte fantastique (1924), inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, makes for a fitting missive from members of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and director David Alexander Rahbee on this pandemic Halloween weekend. Learn more about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering involved in creating this Covid-friendly recording on the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra page. Meanwhile, please Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWNUsPtrFWc&feature=youtu.be

members of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra David A. Rahbee, conductor Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death", and presented...

Town Hall Seattle clearly knows where it’s at. Please enjoy music by School of Music professor Melia Watras, performed b...
10/28/2020
Melia Watras

Town Hall Seattle clearly knows where it’s at. Please enjoy music by School of Music professor Melia Watras, performed by her Strings faculty colleague Rachel Lee Priday in a concert of Chamber Music Perspectives.

Rachel Lee Priday, my fantastic colleague at the University of Washington School of Music, is performing my solo violin composition, Echo, on this wonderful Town Hall Seattle program! Click below for the livestream! #gratefulcomposer #newmusic

Any child, anywhere in the world can take free 30-minute beginner saxophone lessons from School of Music faculty member ...
10/05/2020
University of Washington Music Education

Any child, anywhere in the world can take free 30-minute beginner saxophone lessons from School of Music faculty member Michael Brockman (co-artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra). Fourth lesson is today at 4 pm. Details at the link! Weekly Free Beginner Saxophone Lessons with Michael Brockman

From the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO):

Join us MONDAY afternoon (10/5) at 4pm for the fourth lesson in a series of free 30-minute beginner saxophone lessons, given by Dr. Michael Brockman - SRJO co-artistic Director and UW faculty member. Any child, anywhere in the world, can tune in to enjoy music lessons, given by a world-class musician. Participating kids will be taught as a group, all together during the lesson.To sign up for these free lessons and access previous weeks' homework, parents please visit: https://www.srjo.org/learn-lessons

Welcome back, students, faculty, and other fine friends! We are excited and privileged to kick off our 2020-21 performan...
09/29/2020

Welcome back, students, faculty, and other fine friends! We are excited and privileged to kick off our 2020-21 performance season this Sunday with a live-streamed concert by faculty percussionist Bonnie Whiting, celebrating the launch of her new album “Perishable Structures.” Concert streams at 3 pm PDT this Sunday, Oct. 4 on our YouTube channel. Please join us! University of Washington Percussion Studio

Details here: https://music.washington.edu/events/2020-10-04/livestream-bonnie-whiting-album-release

Thanks for the tip, Dubs. Stay safe, friends!
08/07/2020

Thanks for the tip, Dubs. Stay safe, friends!

Take from our friends at UW Medicine and Dubs: Wear a mask and do it right! Cover your whole mouth and nose (or snout). 🐶
#MaskUpWA

2020 School of Music graduate Nicole Stankovic (’20 BM Piano) anticipates a future career in medicine—and  continuing he...
07/09/2020
University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences

2020 School of Music graduate Nicole Stankovic (’20 BM Piano) anticipates a future career in medicine—and continuing her lifelong involvement with music. Go, Nicole!

Nicole Stankovic plans to go to medical school but majored in piano in the University of Washington School of Music. “I just felt that my journey with music wasn’t complete,” she says. Nicole also volunteered at Seattle Children's and worked with a UW orthopedic surgeon.

06/25/2020
University of Washington Music Education

Thank you to the students and faculty of UW Music Education for these summer reading recommendations.

At a challenging time in the history of our American schools and society, professional music educators will do well to read and reflect upon issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as they are relevant to the reform of curricular design and instructional practice. Summer reading recommendations follow, with many thanks to Chris Mena, Juliana Cantarelli Vita, Giuliana Conti, and Elisabeth Crabtree, and the UW Music Education faculty.

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow.
Anderson, Carol. White Rage.
Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time.
Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Davis, Angela Y. Freedom is a Constant Struggle.
DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility.
Huston, Zora Neal. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities.
Kendi, Ibram X. How to be an Antiracist.
Kendi. Stamped from the Beginning.
Kendi (with Jason Reynolds). Stamped.
Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime.
Noguera, Pedro. The Problem with Black Boys.
Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi.
Takakai, Ronald. A Different Mirror.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Valenzuela, Angela. Subtractive School.
Ward, Jesmyn. The Fire This Time.

Alumnus Tigran Arakelyan talks with former longtime UW Music percussion instructor and Seattle Symphony timpanist Michae...
06/23/2020

Alumnus Tigran Arakelyan talks with former longtime UW Music percussion instructor and Seattle Symphony timpanist Michael Crusoe in the latest episode of his Let's Talk Off The Podium podcast. Listen at the link!

Former principal timpanist of the Seattle Symphony, Michael Crusoe was my recent guest.

Video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFyS_KF-E_8&t=3s

Audio on iTunes and all podcast platforms: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-107-michael-crusoe-timpanist/id1230261919?i=1000478999916

In this podcast we talk about Michael Crusoe's passion for martial arts and early studies with Bruce Lee's protégé Jesse Glover, post retirement involvement in martial arts and continuing collaboration with the Grand Teton Music Festival. He spoke about timpani concertos, life changing moments, work with three different Music Directors of SSO during his tenure as a timpanist. Crusoe also told a number of interesting in-performance stories, diversity in music and much more!

Grand Teton Music Festival University of Washington School of Music Seattle Opera Seattle Symphony & Opera Players' Organization

06/17/2020
Sorrow: Modern Band: SP20 Digital Series

Sorrow" (2020)
UW Modern Band @University of Washington Modern Band
Elias Hampton and Ronan Delisle, guitars
Micah Ritchie, drums
Alexander Chadsey, piano
Tony Lefaive, bass
Brad Schrandt, saxophone

Program Note
This piece, "Sorrow", is a collage of improvisations tracked remotely during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. Drummer Micah Ritchie issued some parameters for all us to improvise within, which involved using household items as percussion and a tone-row for generating melodic and harmonic material. Elias Hampton then compiled everyone's individual performances and mixed it into a cohesive work. I (Ronan) had become inspired by a 35mm camera emulator for the iPhone around the time of the lockdown, and since I could feel no tangible manifestations of the situation around me in my quiet North Seattle neighborhood, I decided to document some of the art that was being made on Capitol Hill. When George Floyd was murdered, there was an emerging situation in the form of protests in demonstrations that felt to me like they needed to be documented in the same way. Though they are superficially unrelated, COVID-19 and the issues of systemic violence toward people of color both address the failures deep at the core of our society. We are now forced to reckon with ourselves as individuals participating in these systemic failures and with the society as a whole that we've created for ourselves. –Ronan Delisle

Students and faculty of the School of Music performance studios present music from across the ages in this digital-only concert series, special for Spring 2020.

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PHILIPPE HUREL President of the Jury Panel - NOTICE COMPOSITION COMPETITION Dear Musicians, Ensemble Nuove Musiche association announces an international competition aimed at new compositions; the winning scores will be performed during the 7th edition of the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona (I), in 2019. Here you will find the link for the Notice of Composition Competition "Torre della Quarda":
Second improvised set- Cuong Vu with Indigo Mist featuring George Garzone, 10/22/18, Royal Room, Seattle, Earshot Jazz Festival 2018 https://www.facebook.com/joyce.glasgow.5/videos/10214961512169563/
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