Music Department

Erin Wall, one of the world’s leading sopranos, has died at the age of 44, after a long illness.

Bewitching audiences with her beautiful voice, theatrical prowess and huge repertoire, Wall swiftly conquered major world operatic stages, including The Metropolitan Opera House, Teatro alla…

Members of the Western Washington University Music Department faculty have organized a series of five chamber music concerts in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall at 121 Prospect Ave. in Bellingham.

With two concerts down and three more to go, the "Off the Hill" music series has…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the…

A group of WWU students led by Ben Hodson have created and posted a video on YouTube to raise awareness for My Freedom Day and funds for the International Justice Mission, an NGO working to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

The musicians in the video are all Western…

Western’s Music Department will showcase one of the most influential pieces of music of the past 50 years, “Music for 18 Musicians,” at 7:30  p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Performing Arts Center’s Concert Hall.

The performance is free and open to the public.

From a young age, many children dream of what they want to be when they grow up. While some hope to become firefighters or teachers, Western’s Michelle Stranges knew from a young age that she was meant to be a piano tuner.   

Forty years later, Stranges is Western’s first full-…

Feingold is a critically acclaimed composer, performer, and recording artist. He is the Director of Guitar Studies at Western Washington University. His performances have been described as “A pleasure to listen to” by Vincent Persichette, Julliard School of…

The Department of Music’s new Assistant Professor for Composition Charles Halka has been awarded a Barlow Endowment General Commission to create a work for the ÓNIX Ensamble. The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University reviewed 201 applications and split $80,000 among…

WWU Clarinet instructor Erika Block has launched a podcast called “Inside the Notes”. It highlights the incredible musical talent that the city of Bellingham hosts throughout the year.

Guest artists with the Sanford-Hill Piano Series, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Bellingham Festival of…

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