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.”
WWU Music alum Andrew Christianson was one of only twenty-four singing actors (ages 20-28) from across the nation selected to compete in the semi-finals of the National Teachers of Singing Musical Theatre Competition in New York City, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
The preliminary rounds of the competition took place during October and November.
In June of 2020, 47 members of the WWU Symphony Orchestra will embark on a six-day, eight-night performance tour of the musical capitals of Prague and Vienna. Learn more about the project, and give your support!
Western Washington University Department of Music holds ensemble auditions each fall for all the major instrumental and vocal ensembles. The auditions are open to all Western students with an interest in performing music while attending, regardless of major or minor.
Ensemble auditionees prepare music from a list, based on the instrument played, or vocal type. Ensembles include Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Choirs, Symphonic Band, and other.
Choose among nine different courses - three credits each. Many of our online Music courses fulfill WWU GUR requirements.