$1000 Music Scholarship available to UW Freshmen!

7 May



Literature and Creative Writing Courses to be offered this Fall in Friday Harbor!

30 Mar

In Autumn 2012, Professor Richard Kenney from the UW Department of English will be teaching Literature and Creative Writing courses at Friday Harbor: ENGL 365, “Reading the Marine Environment” (5 cr), ENGL 283/383/483, “Writing the Marine Environment”(5 cr), and an optional “Creative Writing Lab,” ENGL 493, (2 cr). All of these courses will take full advantage of living on San Juan Island, focusing on the marine environment; the sea and seashore; Moby Dick and other nautically-minded literature; and creative writing inspired by by writers, artists, scientists and naturalists who have taken the sea for their subject.

You can take 12 credits of English courses, or you can mix and match
these classes with introductory Marine Biology and Fisheries courses for
a full course load of 15-17 credits. This could be a great way to take
care of some of those NW credits you might still need for graduation, or
it might simply be an opportunity to learn more about the incredible
diversity of sea life in the Pacific Northwest.

To learn more about this exciting new program, please come to the Information Session on Thursday, April 12 starting at 3:30 pm in THO 134 or visit the Autumn 2012 Friday Harbor Program webpage.


Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci at the School of Music

23 Feb

The School of Music is honored to welcome three-time Grammy winning bassist John Patitucci to the University for a three-day residency through the Barry Lieberman and Friends series.

The residency starts today, Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.. with a free jazz master class and continues Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., with a free classical master class. The residency concludes on Sunday, Feb. 26 with a jazz/classical concert featuring Patitucci and pianist Marc Seales. All events are in Brechemin Auditorium.

More details are available here: http://www.music.washington.edu/news/?mode=detail&id=139

TODAY: Jazz Guitarist Mike Stern

6 Dec

Dear Students:

We are pleased to welcome a special guest to the School of Music this morning. Guitarist Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy nominated guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and many others. In town for a two-night run at Jazz Alley (Dec. 6 and 7), he leads a clinic/workshop with Jazz Studies students at 11:30 in Room 35. It is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!

More details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41836.

TODAY – Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas

7 Nov

Please join the School of Music today at 1:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium for a special presentation/performance by dancers and instrumentalists from Madrid’s renowned Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. This is the group’s second visit to our school. Their appearance last year was lively, colorful and a whole lot of fun. Come learn more about the flamenco musical tradition from these wonderful artists. The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to spread the word!

Details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41643.

Winter 2012 Community Literacy Program

28 Oct


* helping public school students succeed?

* getting real world experience to help you choose a major or a career path?

* completing classroom hours for the Education, Learning and Society Minor

or for application to a Masters in Teaching program?

* improving your research, writing, and collaborative learning and

presentation skills?

* Are you looking for an opportunity (in the words of Paul Farmer) to “use

what you learn to transform yourself and your community”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Community Literacy Program may be just what you’re looking for.

HOW THE COMMUNITY LITERACY PROGRAM WORKS: Community Literacy Program (CLP) is an 8 credit program linking English 298A and Education 401C. In English

298 you’ll meet on campus MW 10:30-12:20 in a writing-intensive seminar focused on learning effective methods of working with public school students in language arts, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for public education, and using writing to inquire into, develop and communicate your thinking about these issues. English 298A is taught by CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill in collaboration with College of Education Language Arts faculty member Karen Mikolasy. In EDUC 401C you’ll put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (4-5 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at one of our partner public schools in Seattle or

Shoreline: Olympic Hills Elementary, Aki Kurose Middle School or Shorecrest High School.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To sign up for the Community Literacy Program, contact the Director, Dr. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill

(esoneill@u.washington.edu) for an Education 401C add code. Once you are registered in Education 401C, you will be able to register for the required linked course, English 298A. English 298 can be used toward either the UW’s 10-credit “W” requirement or the 5 credit “Composition” requirement.

QUESTIONS? Additional information is available at the program web site:

Please feel free to get in touch with the Director, Dr. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill, if you’ve got questions. esoneill@u.washington.edu

DXARTS Autumn Concert

28 Oct

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) presents an evening of 3-D digital music by graduate students and faculty. The program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky and the word premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA),” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director Juan Pampin.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7:30 p.m.

Meany Theater



$15 ($10 students/seniors)





A full 3-D sound presentation employing the DXARTS 12.6 audio system, the program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky, as well as the world premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA)” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director, Juan Pampin.