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.

April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

IonSound Project, Department of Music Ensemble in Residence, performs new works by Pitt Graduate Composers. Featuring works by Marco Giusto, Laura Schwartz, Xinyang Wang, Samuel Kwadwo O. Boateng, and Jason Belcher.

April 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

The 2017 Artists in Residence Program is a joint collaboration between Departments of Physics and Astronomy, English, Music, Studio Arts, and Theatre Arts. This year's collaboration culminates in musical performances, poetry readings, and an art exhibit. The final program features compositions by Department of Music graduate ocmposers Kenneth Brown and Brian Riordan.

Jeff WestonPhD Candidate Jeff Weston’s composition Ruler Piece No. 3: Slow Power Chord has been selected for performance in the 2017 Mise-En Music Festival.

Brian Riordan's composition The Moon is Drifting Away from the Earth will be performed by Pittsburgh contemporary music ensemble NAT 28.

March 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh's Collective Legacy Project provides IonSound Project's programming inspiration, and centers around a video interview of one man's life spannning from childhood to adulthood — encompassing global crisis, personal achievements, and deep intimacy with family.
March 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

In his last works, Stockhausen vigorously explored layering multiple tempos. Whereas many composers who experimented with polytempo or polymeter (such as Carter and Nancarrow) sought to create higher-level unities where pulse layers coincided at various points, Stockhausen vigorously avoided such alignments, practicing a strategy of metric incongruity instead.

February 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

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. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Stephan Pennington, Assistant Professor of Music at Tufts University.

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