University of Pittsburgh

Carpathian Music Ensemble

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles beginning Monday, August 29. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are encourgaged to apply regardless of your major. Below, please find specific audition requirements for each of our groups.

April 22, 2016 - 8:00pm

Esma Redžepova, "Queen of the Gypsies" has been a global star of Romani music for more than 50 years. On April 22, she brings her world-renowned artistry to the University of Pittsburgh as part of the Year of the Humanities Celebration.

April 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble performs their unique folk-funk-fusion exploring Gypsy, Klezmer, Armenian, Moldavian, Ukranian, and Macedonian music for their annual spring concert.

November 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join the Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble, University Gamelan, and Carpathian Music Ensemble for a celebration of World Music at Pitt with this free concert at the WPU.

April 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble performs Gypsy, Klezmer, Armenian, Moldavian, Ukranian, and Macedonian music. Members of the ensemble transcribe folk music for the instruments and voices present in the ensemble, leading to a unique style of folk-funk-fusion.

April 4, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble will continue its energetic focus on music from the Carpathian region and the Balkans. Special emphasis will be placed on Romani music in anticipation of this year’s study abroad course "Romani Music, Culture, and Human Rights" taking place in the Czech Republic and Hungary May 24-June 15.

December 7, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pitt’s Gamelan, Carpathian Music Ensemble, and African Music and Dance Ensemble present an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. With special guest Sounds of Steel, a steel drum band from Urban Pathaways Charter School.

The Department of Music, the Study Abroad Office, and the Center for Russian and East European Music are accepting applications for Pitt's newest study abroad program! Romani Music, Culture and Human Rights Program (Czech Republic and Hungary) takes place for May 24–June 15 and applications must be submitted by February 15.

March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and East European Studies present Searching for the Fourth Nail. American-Romani filmmaker George Eli turns his camera both outward and inward, asking not just what it means to be an American Gypsy, but Roma in general.

February 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies present Workshops on Balkan singing and dancing with singer Eva Salina Primack and dancer Steve Kotansky. This program is part of the Eastern European Music Festival.

10:00am–12:30pm: Singing with Eva Salina Primack
2:00pm–4:30pm: Dancing with Steve Kotansky

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