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.
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.”
Online History of Hip-Hop: Music 106 (Section CRN 12740)
Instructor: Lucas Gutierrez Senger
One section of History of Hip-Hop is already full, and the remaining section is filling fast. Register today to gain Humanities GUR credits with our fun and informative History of Hip-Hop course Music 106. Look for CRN 12740 - the section with space remaining.
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.
Last week, the world lost a beautiful person, a singer, a mom, a wife, a friend, a colleague. In the music department, we lost a beloved member of our family, Soprano Erin Wall, a 1998 graduate of Western.
This week, TODAY’s Education Plaza honors teachers who have risen to the challenge of the pandemic in creative ways. Taylor Iverson (Music, '16) is the choir director at Bothell High School. Taylor has gone the extra mile to keep her music classes going digitally. She joins TODAY along with some of her students.
Though colleagues for many years in different configurations, trumpeter Kevin Woods, guitarist John Stowell and pianist Miles Black found inspiration in collaborating as Trio Linguae (Lin-gwee) through their collective sense of conversational, contrapuntal improvising and reflexive listening - harkening the spirit of duo and trio albums by Bill Evans, Jim Hall or Kenny Wheeler.
Gain Humanities GUR credits this Summer with our History of Hip-Hop course Music 106 CRN 30721 (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.