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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.

March 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together (P.A.C.T.) and Johnny Walylko present a night of music and comedy to benefit UPMC Hillman Cancer Center! The program features singer-songwriter Johnny Walylko, a cappella masters Pitches&Tones, and stand-up comedian Phil Forrence.

March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

This spring, IonSound Project joins forces with a fantastic team of social practice artists to present “OverHear/OverHere”. With the help of poet Joy Katz and theater director/practitioner Cynthia Croot, the ensemble’s spring concert revels in bringing music to unexpected places and encourages audience members to participate in and play around with concert-going traditions.

February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

Andrea Parkins (NYC/Berlin) will discuss her recent work, including her electroacoustic solo project, performed as a multi-diffusion work for electronically-processed accordion, objects, and live electronic processing.  Described as a "sound-ist" of "protean talent," by critic Steve Smith, Parkins is known for her pioneering electroacoustic approach on her accordion, and investigation of e

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.

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