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T​he ​Music-GSO (Graduate Student Oranization) sponsors grants for travel to an academic conference to present a composition, paper or a poster. To be eligible you must be enrolled as a graduate...Read More >

The Department of Music is a community that is often bursting with energy and life, and so it difficult to face the reality of some of our treasured colleagues passing on from this life.

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UPDATE: Congratualations to new and returning members of our ensembles. We look forward to hearing your performances this year!

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Graduating seniors and faculty from the Department of Music, L-R: Andrew Weintraub (Prof., Chair), Alex Turnshek, Amy Williams (Assoc. Prof.), Natalie Rogers, Grant Watkiss, Chloe Wieczorek, Nicholas Amoscato, Eric Weaver, Jack McKenna, Stephen Magreni, John Goldsmith (Undergraduate Advisor), Jeremy Garcia, Rachel Mundy (Asst. Prof.), and Roger Zahab(Orch. Dir., Violin Inst.)

The Department of Music hosted a graduation brunch with senior undergraduates and their families to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2014. Guests enjoyed the offerings of Campus...Read More >

John Goldsmith (second row, left) with Heinz Chapel Choir Seniors during their recent Balkans tour

This spring John Goldsmith brought his storied career as Heinz Chapel Choir Director and musicianship lecturer to an inspiring close. On a balmy Sunday afternoon, current faculty and students,...Read More >

Neil Newton’s recent analytical article “An Aspect of Functional Harmony in Schoenberg's Early Post-Tonal Music” appears in the...Read More >

The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music makes its debut today (May 22) and Department of Music alumni and faculty are playing key roles. Alia Musica...Read More >

Berklee College of Music awarded the University of Pittsburgh...Read More >

Dr. Kofi J. S. Gbolonyo (PhD 2009) is an Assistant Professor of Music (in ethnomusicology) and the director of the African Ensemble at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music Eric Moe (photo by Mara Rago)

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Eric Moe Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, an endowed position held previously by Professor of...Read More >

Updated: Stream the entire Marylou Williams Cyber Symposium video below!

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh pianist and jazz legend Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) will be the focus of a...Read More >

At the recent Music Library Association’s annual conference in Atlanta the MLA Citation was awarded to James P. Cassaro, Head of the...Read More >

On April 4-6, 2014, the University of Pittsburgh will host the second of two conferences that constitute the Voices of Asian Modernities Project (VAMP), a consortium between the University of...Read More >

Follow the Pitt Men’s Glee Club on their 2014 Spring Tour to Philadelphia and New York. The tour takes place March 9–14 and includes a performances with the Villanova Voices (women’s choir), the...Read More >

Composer Elizabeth Brown on the theremin. (Photo by Peter Schaff)

Composer Elizabeth Brown will perform on the theremin when the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premieres her composition...Read More >

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