University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

March 13, 2011 - 8:00pm

Updated program info: Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum continue their 2011 series of contemporary music with New York-based counter)induction.

March 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

The Department of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence performs new works by Pitt graduate composers Aaron Brooks, Charles Corey, Charles Lwanga, Sookyung Sul, and Jeremy Woodruff.

March 19, 2011 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum will present Newband and the Harry Partch instruments at the New Hazlett Theater on March 19th. The masters of microtonal music will perform on instruments invented by the iconoclastic Just Intonation composer Harry Partch (1901-1974) as well as instruments invented by composer and Newband co-founder Dean Drummond.

March 5, 2011 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present entelechron

Department of Music Chair Mathew Rosenblum is entering a busy season that will include two premieres and a residency. Rosenblum will be a Featured Guest Composer at the Festival of Contemporary American Music in Sacramento where his piece Throat will be premiered by Jean Kopperud and Tom Kolor on November 12.

October 30, 2010 - 1:00pm

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchesrtra Composer of the Year Joan Tower will coach IonSound Project in an open rehearsal of her music. Don't miss an opportunity to hear how Tower thinks about her music and how the members of critcally acclaimed IonSound Project implement her ideas. It's a chance see how a contemporary concert work comes to life.

Composition and Theory PhD candidate Ben Harris' graphical scores were featured in Contemporanea 2010, a new music festival taking place in Udine, Italy from October 12–24. Five of Harris' scores were selected for the 60x60 portion of the festival which focuses on the synergy between visual and sonic arts.

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October 4, 2010 - 8:00pm

Robert Frankenberry and Roger Zahab will perform a diverse program of contemporary music for violin and piano.


October 23, 2010 - 8:00pm

Widely regarded as one of Europe's premiere contemporary music groups, Cikada will perform Eivind Buene's Possible Cities/Essential Landscapes, Lars Petter Hagen's Funeral March in memory of Edvard Grieg, and Carola Bauckholt's Treibstoff ("Fuel").

Charles Lwanga

Charles Lwanga, a Fulbright scholar studying composition and theory in the Department of Music, received a first place certificate of achievement for his contributions to the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar titled Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Fostering Change through Social Entrepreneurship. The seminar took place from the April 29–May 2 in Washington, DC.

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