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

Classes

We are among the few departments on campus able to offer FTF (face-to-face) experiential courses. Fall and winter academic/lecture courses will be offered remote synchronous or asynchronous. Remaining experiential courses such as ensembles, lessons, and pedagogy courses will be taught FTF, hybrid, or fully remote contingent on faculty decision.  
 

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Choir alum Taylor Iverson keeping music alive online in Bothell

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.

Watch the video interview with the TODAY Show.

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Jazz Prof. Kevin Woods drops new album with Trio Linguae

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.

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History of Hip Hop online this summer

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.

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Outstanding Graduate in Music: Sarah Yates

Sarah Yates will graduate from Western with a Bachelor of Music degree in History & Literature and a minor in Jazz Studies. Originally planning to study public history and early music, she decided to focus on jazz after becoming fascinated with the work of Django Reinhardt. Some of her mentors along this journey include Michael-Paul Gurulé, Dr. Melanie Sehman, Kevin Woods, Dr. Bertil van Boer, Greg Feingold, Lache Cercel, and Dr. Anna Booker.

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Alumna Natalie Wilson (Music Education, '84) inducted into Hall of Fame

In 2018, Natalie Wilson (Music Education, '84) received the “Tenuto Award” from the Friends of Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival, and she was named the Regional Outstanding Music Educator in 2012 and 2014. In 2013, the Camas School District named her “Employee of the Year.”

And, most recently, Wilson learned she will soon be inducted into the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) “Hall of Fame.”

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