The Western Washington University Department of Music is proud to announce the appointment of Heather Dudenbostel to the position of Assistant Professor of Voice and Dramatic Arts. Dudenbostel, currently the interim Opera Director and instructor of voice and acting, will begin her full-time, tenure-track position in September 2022. The new position in Voice and Dramatic Arts will include teaching responsibilities in both the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance. We look forward to many years of successful collaborations in the future.
Instructors Jennifer Weeks (oboe) and Pat Nelson (bassoon) along with students Martijn Wall (oboe) and Trevor Born (bassoon) will play in the pit of Pacific Northwest Opera's production of Verdi's "La Traviata" at McIntyre Hall at Skagit Valley College October 29 and 31, and November 5 and 7.
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.