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Tim Painter: The World Needs More Cowboys & So Does Wyoming

Featured University of Wyoming Alumnus Tim Painter, Director of Bands at Douglas High School, graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2015. He is a Wyoming Army National Guard member and a member of the local Masonic lodge. He met his wife, Emily, on their first day of classes at University of Wyoming and they now have a one year old son.

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Creative and Innovative: Cellist Jessie Salas and The Woodpile

Moving to Laramie from a more urban area, music performance graduate student Jessie Salas of Pueblo, Colo., was surprised by the thriving music scene in Laramie and the supportive music department that encouraged her to expand her talents into composition. Across campus—from art to research—University of Wyoming students bring their creativity and innovation to a wide variety of pursuits. Now Jessie’s band, The Woodpile, is captivating the nation with their unique Wyoming folk sound and classical influence. 

Jessie was recently featured in UWYO Magazine for her creative and innovative approach to music and community. To access the article, visit:

Video by University of Wyoming with studio recordings by Will Flagg.

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Saturday U Panel -- “Considering Matthew Shepard”: An American Musical Reflection”

A panel presented “Considering Matthew Shepard”: An American Musical Reflection” as part of the program, “Remembering Matthew Shepard and his Murder: 20 Years Later,” held Oct. 6, 2018, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

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Anne Guzzo at Saturday U -- Creating Characters and Narratives for the Chamber Opera Locust 

Anne Guzzo, Associate Professor of Music, University of Wyoming, presented How to Swoon for a Swarm: Creating Characters and Narratives for the Chamber Opera Locust Sept. 29, 2018, at the Teton County Library, Jackson, WY.

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Mentoring Matters: Lora Sherrodd and Ben Markley

Lora Sherrodd is an undergraduate music major at University of Wyoming. A talented jazz vocalist, she turned down a significant scholarship at a top music school to come to UW. 

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UW Student Profile: Heidi Hanekamp

Many pre-med students wouldn’t get the opportunity to take classes like Art and Culture of Bali. That diversity is one of the reasons Heidi Hanekamp of Laramie, Wyo., enjoys the Honors Program.

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UW Student Profile: Shawna Wolf

Shawna Wolf of Buffalo, Wyo., headed off to Alabama for college her freshman year. But it wasn’t long before she missed Wyoming and her twin sister, who was attending UW, so she soon transferred.

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