University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017

September 16, 2011 - 8:00pm

Performing Donald Erb's Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys, David Felder's Another Face, Andrew Rindfleisch's What Vibes!, and Mathew Rosenblum's Ancient Eyes.

Several current composition graduate students and recent alumni will be featured on an upcoming performance by Patchwork, a sax and drums duo comprising Noa Even and Stephen Klunk.

December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Department of Music Ensemble in Residence IonSound Project performs new works by Pitt Graduate and Undergraduate composers.

May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

Renowned new music champion Lindsey Goodman performs works from her new solo album featuring Pittsburgh composers Roger Dannenberg, David Stock, and Roger Zahab.

March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Brandes and Moe join forces to perform  Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis, Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Garden, Barbara White’s I hear a clear stream singing, beneath these frozen tears, and some of Moe’s own vocal compositions.

Composition/Theory PhD student Devon Tipp’s music will be featured as part of a series of workshops and performances on Friday, October 13. Hosted by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, these events will provide an exploration of both traditional and contemporary Japanese music. 

October 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Alia Musica Pittsburgh presents music by Pitt Graduate composers and alumni. The program includes Phil Taylor's Emergence, Marco Giusto's Studio su Pasolini, Ryan McMasters' The Sea Garden Threnodies, Brian Riordan's K., Devon Tipp's Self-portrait, and Matthew Heap's Particle Acceleration.

Faculty members Mathew Rosenblum and Michael Heller will each participate in interdisciplinary presentations by the Department of English during the month of September.

March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Brandes performs Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Garden and songs by Eric Moe

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