University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

February 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

January 13, 2018 - 10:00pm

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium will feature three days of concerts and symposia by leading performers, composers, and theorists of microtonal music. Check back soon for a complete listing of events.

Jeff WestonJeff Weston, a doctoral candidate in composition and theory, has received a commission from the Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung. Weston will compose a 10–15 minute chamber work to be premiered by Klangforum Wien in 2018.

Associate professor Amy Williams has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2017–18 at University College Cork, Ireland. During her Fulbright year she will split her duties between teaching and composing. Williams intends to compose several pieces including a Koussevitsky commission for soprano Tony Arnold and Jack Quartet.

Laura Schwartz, a PhD candidate in composition and theory, has received significant recognition for Wreathes, a new piece for strings (Jan 2017).

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Graduates of the BA, MA, and PhD programs gathered together with faculty, staff, and family members for a meal and recognition ceremony for our artist/scholars and the milestones they have achieved.

Charles Lwanga has had a productive and rewarding spring, including the premiere of a new duet for trombone and percussion and being appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College.

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.

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