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.

January 13, 2018 - 10:00pm

UPDATE 3: The Jan. 13 concerts will take place as orginally scheduled. Rahim AlHaj, Issa Malluf, David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove will Perform at The Warhol Tonight at 8 p.m.

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium will feature three days of concerts and symposia by leading performers, composers, and theorists of microtonal music.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Classical Music critic Jeremy Reynolds has provided an in-depth preview of next week's Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium, including interviews with renowned clarinetist David Krakauer and Pitt faculty composer Mathew Rosenblum. Krakauer will be the soloist in the premiere of Rosenblum's composition Lament/Witches Sabbath.

The New York Times recently featured the work of composer Kerrith Livengood (PhD 2012). Livengood's string quartet This Is My Scary Robot Voice was performed by the Argus Quartet at Miller Theater and received accolades in the Times’ “That Decisive Moment” column.

Congratulations to Kerrith Livengood for this much-deserved recognition!

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. 

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