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$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:

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:

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:

Free for UW Students | Carnival at the Burke

11 Oct





After Hours @ the Burke: Carnival Celebration!
Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 -9 pm
$5 general public

Grab a friend and come celebrate our newest exhibit in true Carnival spirit! Featuring live music, Carnival activities, and light refreshments. Festive attire encouraged.

  • Grove to live music from the UW steel drum band
  • Learn Carnival dances from the Caribbean
  • Get creative and make a carnival mask
  • Strike a pose in the photo booth
  • Enjoy “King’s Cake”
  • And more!

Anthropology: Through the Lens Exhibit

10 Oct

Depth of Field: Anthropology TTL

Depth of Field : (1) the range of object distances within a photograph that are imaged with acceptable sharpness; (2) the relative experience of fieldwork.

TTL : [Through the Lens] (1) metering system that measures light or exposure through the taking lens of a camera; (2) manner of observation: perspective.

How do we see? How do we observe the world around us? Anyone who has picked up a camera knows that looking through a lens necessarily changes the way we appreciate the scene before it. What do we foreground, and what do we let fall into the distance? This exhibit showcases the visual work of UW Anthropology students and images from their field research from all over the world. Comprised mostly of images taken by graduate students, we hope this collection will open your eyes not only to the variety of human cultures but also to the many ways we can study them. We invite you to take a moment, and see the world through someone else’s lens.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011—DECEMBER 18, 2011
Odegaard Library, 1st Floor, West Photo Cases (behind circulation)

Open House Reception October 28, 2011 5-7PM Odegaard Library, Room 220