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  • 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.