Thara Memory, music alum, led his American Music Program to win the Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in May 2015.
Department of Music
Ph.D. in Music Composition, University of Victoria
MM in Composition and Theory, University of Washington
BM, Classical Guitar, North Carolina School of the Arts
Paris Conservatory, class of Olivier Messiaen
Composition studies with Witold Lutoslawski and Robert Ward
Classical guitar studies with Pepe Romero & Andres Segovia (Master Class)
Bob Priest is the founder and artistic director of the Seattle Spring Festival of Contemporary Music & World Arts. He's also the artistic director of Free Marz String Trio of Portland, Oregon.
Awards and Fellowships
Fulbright Scholar, Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland
National Endowment for the Arts