String Theory

The synergy of math and music powers the UW Symphony.

“There is definitely a part of math in music.”
— Ryan Kapsandy, bassoon player, engineering and music major, ’26

From auditions to rehearsals to the polished performance, enjoy a front-row seat for this short film following University of Washington student musicians in the UW Symphony Orchestra. While about a third of the symphony’s musicians are music majors, many others are studying STEM fields. “The makeup of the orchestra is a beautiful thing,” says Symphony Director David Alexander Rahbee. “I want everyone to be involved.”

Attend an upcoming School of Music performance.

Randy Zhang, Computer Science, ’23

Kamil Tarnawczyk, Music, ’23

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