Music

Geology, music, physics research advances with seed grants

The Office of Research awarded three College of Arts and Sciences faculty with 2024 New Faculty Seed Grants. The grant program supports junior faculty in developing research and scholarly or creative programs and allowing them to effectively seek out extramural funding and providing them opportunities for professional growth. “This institutional investment is crucial funding,” said […]

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Awards honor outstanding faculty, staff, and students

Undergraduate awards Twenty-three outstanding seniors, each representing a degree program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, will be honored at a separate medallion ceremony on Friday, May 3, the day before commencement. By College of Arts and Sciences for WSU Insider.

Group photo of College of Arts and Sciences award winners on stage.

WSU School of Music brings cheer to the Palouse

Music lovers across the Palouse can usher in the holiday season with Washington State University School of Music’s “Holiday Celebration: Star of Wonder” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, in a fully decorated Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU Pullman Campus. This event is free and open to the public. Sharing the stage will be WSU’s Choral Ensembles conducted by […]

Aerial view of students walking on a snowy WSU Pullman campus.

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]

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Alumni gift provides funding for arts, music and humanities

Washington State University recently received a generous philanthropic investment in the Center for Arts and Humanities from alumnus David Pollart to support new educational programs, research, and creative activity that cross traditional academic boundaries. In recognition of his transformational support, the center will be named the David G. Pollart Center for Arts and Humanities. Pollart’s gift […]

Closeup of David G. Pollart ‘67.

Faculty artists gain valuable support for their work

A large ceramic wall installation; new music by female and Native American composers; multimedia artworks exploring identity, memory, and home—all are among WSU faculty-led projects supported by recent awards from the Washington state-based Artist Trust program. Faculty members Sarah Barnett and Io Palmer in fine arts, and Jacqueline Wilson in music, are among 16 artists […]

Detail of "Gated Community" cermic sculpture by Io Palmer.

Music director receives prestigious national recognition

Danh Pham, director of WSU Bands and conductor of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, has been elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. The organization honors outstanding achievement by invitation to membership and strives to enhance wind music by example and leadership. Some 300 conductors and composers throughout the United States and Canada are members. Election to the […]

Dan Pham.

International composer presents a Palouse soundscape

Since coming to Washington State University from Malaysia in August, Yii Kah Hoe has ventured with his microphone into nearby woods and forests, along rivers and streams, and even out onto an icy pond to capture the music of nature. An internationally recognized musician and composer, and the university’s first Fulbright scholar in residence, Yii […]

Yii Kah Hoe plays a suling, a type of bamboo flute.

A new holiday song with a rat pack vibe

Just in time for the holidays, Washington State University Emeritus Professor of Music Greg Yasinitsky has a new song, “It’s Santa!,” which is now streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, and more.  “It’s Santa!” has a fun, swinging rat pack vibe of vocals backed by a roaring big band. The band is Yasinitsky’s […]

Greg Yasinistskey playing a saxophone with caption, "It's Santa! Greg Yasinistskey's YAZZ Band featuring Horace Alexander Young".