Chris Dickey, assistant professor, music, released their fourth solo tuba album, Panorama, available on Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify.
Scott Blasco, associate professor, music, published his composition One Day as a Thousand Years, performed by R. Andrew Lee on piano and released through Irritable Hedgehog Music.
A.J. Miller, assistant professor, career track, music, received a Global Music Awards Silver Medal for Instrumental Music for his compact disc Scenes, released by Washington State University Recordings, with Yoon-Wha Roh, assistant professor of music, career track, featured on piano.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, released a new CD, YAZZ Band: New Normal on Origin Records. Recorded partially in the WSU Recording Studio, it features Yasinitsky’s compositions and saxophone playing, and music faculty members Horace Alexander Young, Gabe Condon, Jake Svendsen, F. David Snider, and David Jarvis, professor emeritus. Other recent releases from Yasinitsky include String Theory, featuring his compositions for saxophone and strings with WSU faculty, including music’s Meredith Arksey and Ruth Boden; and “Gregory W. Yasinitsky | Jazz Concerto | Version for Piano and Wind Ensemble.”
Andra Chastain and Jennifer Thigpen, assistant professors, and Linda Heidenreich and Raymond Sun, associate professors, history; and Keri McCarthy, professor, music, received faculty fellowships from the WSU Center for Arts and Humanities for 2020.
Gregory Yasinitsky, professor, music, was named to receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship & Arts at WSU Showcase 2020.
Chris Dickey, clinical associate professor, music, was named to receive the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Instructors and Clinical Faculty at WSU Showcase 2020.
Scott Blasco, associate professor, music, composed “Momentia/Minutia” for marimba quartet recorded by Heartland Marimba Quartet on their new album, Vision.
Lori Wiest, professor, music, was named to receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award in Leadership at WSU Showcase 2019.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, music, conducted the premiere of his commissioned composition JEN-TEN at the 2019 Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.