Dennis DeHart, associate professor, fine arts, exhibited his photographic work as part of Picuun, I Am Water at Moscow Contemporary in Moscow, Idaho.
Jazz Big Band, led by Greg Yasinitsky, professor, music, won DownBeat magazine’s 2022 Graduate College Large Jazz Ensemble Award recognizing the quality of the band’s asynchronous virtual recordings included on the group’s latest CD, “Jazz During Lockdown.”
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor, and Danh Pham, associate professor, music, premiered Yasinitsky’s composition “On the Air,” commissioned by Northwest Public Broadcasting to celebrate the broadcaster’s 100th anniversary and performed by the WSU Symphony Orchestra with Pham conducting. Yasinitsky also orchestrated themes from “On the Air” for solo piano and WSU faculty and student ensembles recorded them in the WSU Recording Studio.
In addition, the McCall (Idaho) SummerFest Orchestra commissioned Yasinitsky to compose a new work to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary; it is set to premiere in July.
Numerous publications, presentations, and other accomplishments of anthropology faculty can be found in the department’s winter/spring newsletter.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor, music, participated in the premiere of his commissioned composition “Sioux Center Shuffle” in Sioux Center, Iowa. He wrote the work especially for the Sioux Center High School Jazz Band. While there, Yasinitsky presented clinics and performed in concert as a guest artist with the Sioux Center ensemble.
Yasinitsky also performed recently as a guest artist at the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The program included Yasinitsky’s compositions “Flatten That Curve” and “Best of Friends.”
Yasinitsky recently also served as guest artist and commissioned composer at the Peaks Jazz Festival in Highland, Utah. The program included Yasinitsky’s new composition “Original Ray.”
In addition, Yasinitsky signed an agreement with iJazz Publications to internationally release several of his compositions, including: “Best of Friends,” “Lone Stars,” “Conspiracy Theory,” and “Flatten That Curve.”
Sociology faculty, staff, students, and alumni regularly publish and present great work—find many of their achievements in the department’s spring newsletter.
W. Puck Brecher, professor, history, authored Animal Care in Japanese Tradition: A Short History.
Chris Dickey, assistant professor, music, released their fourth solo tuba album, Panorama, available on Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify.
Peter Christenson, associate professor, fine arts, WSU Tri-Cities, exhibited F40.298: Generalized Opus Foramina, an immersive multimedia installation, at Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. As part of his ongoing residency, Christenson will host a Youth Sound Art Workshop presented by the center, Arts & Visually Impaired Audiences, and the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored the chapter “La Amante Fascista, de Alejandro Moreno Jashés: un viaje delirante a la oscura noche de Chile” (“Alejandro Moreno Jashés’s The Fascist Lover: A Delirious Trip to the Dark Night of Chile”) in La Mirada Opuesta: Voces de Victimarios en la Literatura Latinoamericana Contemporánea (Bonilla Artigas Editores, Ciudad de México, México).