Undergraduate Students

JW Massey UWJW Massey
My name is JW Massey. I am the first BA Ethno-Musicology stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in the School of Music. I am really excited by the oppor­tu­ni­ties afforded to me by being in the pro­gram and look for­ward to all of the extra­or­di­nar­ily inter­est­ing things that I am going to learn while attend­ing the school. I am a musi­cian and I am a part of a band out­side of the uni­ver­sity that is play­ing locally. I am the gui­tarist and lead singer of that ensem­ble. I have always played some kind of musi­cal instru­ment from the time I was a child and I have always been inter­ested in music from all over the world. Ethno-Musicology suits me in every way as I get to learn about fas­ci­nat­ing places, peo­ple, their cul­tures and their music from many dif­fer­ent parts of the world. A part of this learn­ing is hands on with vis­it­ing pro­fes­sors. I have been inter­ested for some­time in the Gu Qin, which is a seven string Chi­nese zither. I have been learn­ing more about it’s role in past tra­di­tions of Chi­nese music and I have had the oppor­tu­nity to try to play a bit as well. Ulti­mately, the enrich­ing expe­ri­ences that I gar­ner here at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in the Ethno-Musicology BA pro­gram give my own musi­cal cre­ations more depth and mean­ing. I am espe­cially grate­ful for this oppor­tu­nity and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!

Anna Mines UWAnna Mines
Anna Mines is an eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy and envi­ron­men­tal stud­ies stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. As a trum­pet player, she par­tic­i­pates in sev­eral ensem­bles at the UW, includ­ing the Wind Ensem­ble, Sym­phonic Band, the Husky March­ing Band, and the Steel Band. While music remains essen­tial to her col­lege career, Anna hopes to inte­grate her stud­ies into eco­mu­si­col­ogy, the crit­i­cal look into the rela­tion­ship between music and nature, as a poten­tial research area in her under­grad­u­ate years and beyond.