Get on the band wagon!

Do you play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument?

It’s not too late to become a member of the WWU Symphonic Band!

All you need to do is register for Symphonic Band (2 credits) - No audition required!

MUS 272 CRN 40661 TR 04:00-05:50 pm

History of Hip Hop online this summer

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.

Inside the Notes classical music podcast interview with oboist Andrew Parker

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.

Music alum Tim Friedlander is "hot on the mic"

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.”

A message to students about music courses, PAC access, and performances

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.

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