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Hee-sun Kim's (PhD 2004, ethnomusicology) Contemporary Kayagŭm Music in Korea offers the first book-length account of a new musical genre developed in post-war South Korea for kayagŭm, a traditional 12-stringed long board zither.

Doctoral candidate James Ogburn and Federico Garcia (PhD 2006) will have compositions performed by the American Composers Orchestra at the ACO/Penn Reading Sessions and Lab in Philadelphia on April 16-17. Both Ogburn and Garcia are founding members of Alia Musica Pittsburgh, for which Garcia serves as Artistic Director, and each has amassed significant professional and scholarly achievements in recent years and months.
Doctoral candidate in musicology Dan Grimminger is director of the Mount Union College Department of Music's  Church Music Symposium. This year's symposium takes place on October 25 and focuses on Bach the Theologian. Several members of Pitt's music department will give talks at the symposium, including Professor of musicology Don Franklin, doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology Dorcinda Knauth, and alumni Mark Peters (PhD '03) and Ann Labounsky (PhD '91). For more information you can contact Dr. Daniel J. Grimminger, Obl.O.S.B. Mount Union College 330.309.3303 cell
withrhomairama.jpg Andrew Weintraub with Rhoma Irama, The King of Dangdut, who will perform at Pitt on October 11. Andrew Weintraub (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology) has been awarded a 2008 Global Academic Partnership grant by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) to organize an interdisciplinary international conference on Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia. The conference will be held at the...
ALIA MUSICA Pittsburgh presents... ...a trumpet and a harp... Vivaldi and jazz... double reeds and string quartet... a bass clarinet and a suspended cymbal... an insistent tritone and a woodwind chorale Sounds interesting? Well, I'm delighted to write here in the Pitt music blog, and to invite everyone to attend this concerts. Alia Musica is an 'independent' ensemble, but it actually stemmed from Pitt and still features most of Pitt's composition grads.
joepepper.JPG Violinist Joe Liu pauses during a performance at the South Hills Giant Eagle Market District. Last chance to hear Pitt students of all types (alumni, grad students, and undergrads) perform at Giant Eagle Market Districts! This Saturday, November 24, we've got some new faces to brighten up your afternoon. At Giant Eagle in the South Hills Village, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pitt undergrad Ian Chow will be performing with Pitt alumni Amy Feinstein, Jennifer Sternick, and Wyatt True. If you were hoping...

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