EWU Music Sessions

EWU Music has world-class faculty and exceptional students—all extraordinary musicians in their own right—who are ready to share their tips and talents with you and the greater community.

Find Your Passion

Do you see yourself as a professional performer, composer or instructor? Your future in music begins with EWU.

Orchestral Performance

Experience a performance of Waltzing Matilda played by EWU’s string faculty. Also, John Marshall, professor of cello and EWU Orchestra director, takes you through a shoulder rotation exercise.

Begin the Orchestral Session

Piano Performance

Meet piano performance major Tonya Ballman and her faculty mentor Jody Graves. Ballman speaks about her experience as an EWU Music student, and Professor Graves discusses making a living playing piano.

Begin the Piano Session

Vocal Performance

Meet three incredible vocal performance students, Aries, Carynm and Kimberly. Each has a unique sound and vision; all three say the university has helped inspire them to raise their voices.

Begin the Vocal Session

Percussion Performance

Percussion performance alumnus Jonathan Williams ’20 shares his stirring rendition of Night of Moon Dances, a tour de force for solo marimba and percussion ensemble.

Begin the Percussion Session

Music Technology

Music technology alumnae Diana Viskova ’20 performs her own composition, Tango 808, an impressively original work showcasing her audio engineering skills.

Begin the Music Tech Session


Composition professor and department chair Jonathan Middleton shares innovative techniques for composing from musical algorithms.

Begin the Composition Session

Why Music?

A letter from Dr. Jody Graves Director of Piano Performance Studies

Take the Next Step

The EWU Music Program will award $150,000 in scholarships this year to help make the dream of becoming a professional musician a reality for students across our region.