Western Washington University’s prestigious Sanford-Hill Piano Series returns to live performances with a trio of concerts starting in January of 2022. The last live performance of the series was in the spring of 2020.
Gain Humanities GUR credits this Summer with our History of Hip-Hop course Music 106 CRN 22679 (3 Credits HUM GUR). This online course executes a survey of Hip-Hop through the study of the major works of Hip-Hop Music's most influential artists. The course will cover the history, culture and influence of the art form; from the beginning as a Black inner-city youth movement of the early 1970's to a major popular culture center in the early 21st century.
Sign up now for MUS 107 - Introduction to Country Music.
You don't need a ten-gallon hat to register.
You don't need a belt buckle the size of a license plate.
You don't even have to get out of your pajamas to be a part of the class - everything is online/asynchronous. All you need is an open mind, a sense of adventure and a need to fill a few GUR credits.
Online History of Hip-Hop: Music 106 (Section CRN 22679)
Instructor: Lucas Gutierrez Senger
Our Spring Quarter History of Hip-Hop is filling fast. Register today to gain three Humanities GUR credits with our fun and informative History of Hip-Hop course Music 106. Look for CRN 22679
Western clarinet instructor and member of professional woodwind quintet Fifth Inversion Erika Block hosts a regular classical music podcast called "Inside the Notes."
In the February 22, 2021 episode, Erika interviews Dr. Andrew Parker, assistant professor of oboe at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas Austin. Andrew recently hosted a virtual masterclass for Western music students.
The Department of Music is thrilled to welcome D’Anthoni Wooten to teach MUS 108, Survey of Video Game Music for Spring, 2021. The course is a critical overview of the history, development, and current state of music and audio in video games and interactive media and surrounding issues.
46-year-old Tim Friedlander (Music, '98) founded and runs five voice studios in the Los Angeles area and one in Colorado. He’s a 1992 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a graduate of the Western Washington University Music Department. He has been in Los Angeles since 2002.
Friedlander has a masters in music education, has taught music for many years and plays guitar in The Urban Renewal Project, a 12- to 16-musician collective described on its website as “Brass. Bars. Beats. Original soul and hip-hop big band from L.A.”
Classes - Winter 2021
Winter, 2021, music lecture courses will be offered remote synchronous or asynchronous following the ICS guidelines. Remaining experiential courses such as ensembles, lessons, and pedagogy courses will be taught FTF, hybrid, or fully remote contingent on faculty decision. Brass, voice, and wind ensembles and lessons will continue to be taught remotely.
Like all performing arts groups, Western Washington University’s music department has adapted to the current pandemic.
Western Symphony Orchestra presents five to six programs a year, including traditional concerts, educational programs, and an annual concerto competition concert featuring student soloists, performing pieces from the Baroque to contemporary works.