University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

From the Sarajevo Jazz Festival to the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, Anthony Coleman’s musical odyssey has taken him through many cultures and led him to wear many hats as composer, improvising keyboardist, and teacher.

February 15, 2014 - 3:00pm

University of Pittsburgh Departments of Music and Studio Arts and the University Art Gallery have organized a commemoration of Galileo’s 450th birthday. The interdisciplinary event will take place from 3-5 p.m. in the Rotunda of the University Art Gallery.

January 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

Update: This talk will take place in Music Building 123 (not Rm. 132 as originally posted).

February 9, 2014 - 2:30pm

A world class orchestra performs music by world class composers when Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in The Elements, a new work with movements contributed by Pitt compositiion faculty members Amy Williams and

Doctoral candidate Sookyung Sul’s new string orchestra composition The Cycle of Encounter received its premiere this fall as part of the 2013 Unji Society Chamber Orchestra Concert Series VIII. The performance took place at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center.

January 27, 2014 - 8:00pm

Violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry perform music by Jeremy Beck, Daron Hagen, Eric Moe, John Fitz Rogers, Reza Vali, and Zahab's own composition.

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High on Mathew Rosenblum’s long list of achievements for 2013 was the release of an album devoted to his music by Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Directed by Gil Rose and issued on the orchestra’s own BMOP/sound label, Mathew Rosenblum: Möbius Loop takes its title from Rosenblum’s concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra.

Charles Lwanga’s (PhD 2012) article “Bridging Ethnomusicology and Composition in the First Movement of Justinian Tamusuza’s String Quartet Mu Kkubo Ery’Omusaalaba" was published in the latest issue of Analytical Approaches to World Music.

November 9, 2013 - 12:30pm

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra will host an open reading session of large-ensemble pieces by John Cage, including the massive 101, as part of the American Musicological Society's meeting in Pittsburgh. Anyone playing an orchestral instrument is encouraged to participate! Bring instruments and invite friends, students, and colleagues!

Composition/Theory doctoral candidate Jeremy Woodruff’s article “A Voice in the Dark: Subversive Sounds of the Living Newspapers and the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-37” has been published by Interference: a Journal of Audio Culture. In his research, Woodruff explores the connection between electronic sound (both live and broadcast) in 1930s political theatre and political activism.

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