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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear friends of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series,
It saddens me to inform you that we have had to cancel Imogen Cooper’s May 6 recital.
In eighteen years we have never had to cancel a Sanford-Hill recital. As you may be aware, all performances in the Performing Arts Center have been canceled through the end of Spring Quarter.
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.”