Music News Archive

  • Myrna Capp's Book Re-Published

    Oct 2, 2013

    Adjunct music faculty member Myrna Capp's book Namibian Soundscapes: Music of the People and the Land has been re-published by Trafford Publishing (2013).

  • Brass Faculty Concert October 21

    Oct 2, 2013

    Enjoy an evening of solo and chamber brass music by Seattle Pacific's world-class brass faculty on Monday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Passing of George Fiore

    Aug 30, 2013

    George Halverson Fiore, a conductor, pianist, organist, vocal coach, and lecturer who both performed and taught at SPU, died August 27.

  • “Romancing the Steinway” October 11

    Aug 9, 2013

    After 37 years on the Seattle Pacific University music faculty, Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies Wayne Johnson is preparing for retirement in 2014 with one last faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on October 11, in E.E. Bach Theatre.

  • Holmes Presents Paper in Singapore

    Aug 9, 2013

    "Seoul Mates: A Comparative Study of Music Preferences Between Korean College Students in the United States and Korea," by Young-Youn Kim and Professor of Music Ramona Holmes, was presented at the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research July 17 in Singapore. The joint research compared music interests between SPU Korean students and those in Silla University in Pusan, Korea. The paper explores how this repertoire both reflects and impacts cultural identity in the two groups.

  • The Drums of War

    Jun 4, 2013

    Percussion Ensemble Director Dan Adams owns six authentic Civil War drums, half ceremonial, half showing the scars of battle. “Each has its distinct voice,” says Adams, “and produces a sound you cannot get from anything else.” Years after acquiring them, he still gets spine-tingling chills whenever they are played, especially together. Read more.

  • Maestro Marsh Steps Down

    Jun 3, 2013

    Gerry Marsh is retiring after 15 years as a Seattle Pacific University instructor of music, and director of the music technology program at SPU. “Always an encourager and defender of those whom he called ‘the good and faithful people’ in his performing groups," says Professor of Music Eric Hanson, "he was never afraid to stand up for what is right.” Read more.