University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

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.

February 17, 2010 - 1:30pm

Dr. Jeff Roberts will talk about and present his creative work of the past several years and the cross-cultural aesthetic influence of both New England Transcendentalist and Chinese Daoist aesthetics that has developed in his work. As a 2006 Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Roberts studied Chinese music at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.

February 25, 2010 - 8:00pm

Dave Eggar, Charles Palmer, and Rob Frankenberry premiere a new work by Elliott Sharp along with music by Mathew Rosenblum, Alvin Lucier, Charles Wourinen, and others.


April 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

IonSound Project completes their Reduce-Renew-Recycle season with a music by Joan Tower, Daron Hagen, and Francis Poulenc. Featuring guest pianist Amy Williams in Lukas Foss' mesmerizing Solo Observed.  This concert will be paired with a unique installation project by visual artist Cheryl Capezzuti.

Tickets in advance though ProArts: general admission $8.50, students and seniors $5. Visit or call 412-394-3353. Tickets at the door: general admission $15, non-Pitt students and seniors, $10.

March 19, 2010 - 4:00pm

We regret to announce that Dean Drummond's lecture has been canceled.

Music on the Edge presents ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) this Saturday night at the Warhol and the crack new music group's program has attracted a lot of attention from local media.

April 6, 2010 - 8:00pm

Department of Music Ensemble-in-Residence IonSound Project will perform new works by Aaron Brooks, Charles Corey, Mark Fromm, Ben Harris, Matthew Heap, Charles Lwanga, Sookyung Sul, and Alec Summers.

April 3, 2010 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge wraps up its 2009–10 season with Philadelphia's Relâche at The Andy Warhol Museum. MOTE and the Warhol will present the acclaimed new music ensemble along with Pitt's 2010 Franz Lehar Composer in Residence Paul Lansky. The program will feature the Pittsburgh premiere of Lansky's new Relâche-commissioned work Comix Trips. Relâche will also perform Pitt composer Eric Moe's 8 Point Turn, a work the ensemble commissioned and recorded on their CD of the same title. Other works on the program are Kyle Gann's Venus, Guy Klucevsek's Dance from Wing/Prayer, Duncan Neilson's Under the Carnival, and David Mahler's Scenes of Sacred Peace and Pleasure.

March 20, 2010 - 8:00pm

We regret to annnounce that Newband's March 20th Performance in Pittsburgh has been postponed until the 2010-11 season.

The end of 2009 has brought much-deserved recognition to Music on the Edge and IonSound Project, the music department's most prominent contemporary music endeavors.

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