|When we talk about the quality of our music program here at Central Washington University and the high level of performance that our ensembles achieve, we can back up these statements with the number of awards and performance invitations that our performing ensembles receive each year. These performance invitations and awards were in direct competition with other programs from across the country, just to receive one invitation would be an honor, but to receive so many invitations in one year is truly an honor that reflects the talent and dedication of our students and music faculty. Another point to make about these invitations/awards is the fact that they represent every performing area in the music department; vocal, jazz, orchestra, wind ensemble, studio ensembles, opera, etc. this fact demonstrates our department’s commitment to give equal status to all styles of music in a variety of genres. Congratulations to the following groups and their directors:|
CWU Opera production of the "The Tender Land" by Aaron Copland, directed by Dr. Gayla Blaisdell won the first place award in the National Opera Association's Opera Production Competition
In addition to our ensembles, our Central Washington University music students also compete at various competitions at the regional and national level. Here are just a few of our award winning students:
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The Department of Music at Central Washington University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
CWU professors Denise Dillenbeck, violin, and violist Timothy Betts along with guest cellist, KevinStirring Rendition Of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” Airs January 19
The best-known choral piece in history—Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”—will be aired on “CeMusica Anitqua Presents Winter Concert
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