University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

Ivan Jimenez (PhD 2007) and Tuire Kuusi (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) received a grant from the Kone Foundation (Finland) to study the way musicians and non-musicians mentally process and remember chord progressions.

February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Amy Williams and Aaron Henderson will present a work-in-progress showing of Cineshape, a collaborative work for music and video. Guests include flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Scott Christian, and chemist Natasha L. Smith. The performance will be followed by a discussion about collaboration between disciplines.

January 29, 2016 - 10:00pm

The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Departments of Theatre Arts, Music, and the University Library System, presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Roger Zahab. The performance will take place at Heinz Memorial Chapel on Thursday, January 28 and Friday January 29. Both performances take place at 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Elizabeth Bloom selected the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival as one of 2015's best classical music events.

Composer Amy Williams is the subject of an in-depth article in the most recent edition of Pitt Magazine, The University of Pittsburgh's alumni publication.

This November, Music on the Edge expanded its mission from being an importer of the world’s most innovative contemporary music to being an exporter. Billed as Music on the Edge in New York, co-directors Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum organized a concert featuring primarily Pitt composers at New York City’s Subculture.

Congratulations to James Ogburn (PhD 2009) for being named third place winner by The American Prize for his Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra.

November 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

In conjunction with his year-long residency with Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Ken Ueno will give a presentation on some of his recent pieces within the general context of his music. Recent works embody instrumental research: a process of "babbling technique" that leads to research of extended technique on traditional instruments, hacking of existing instruments, and invention of new instruments.

March 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

"Happy Hour!" serves as the culmination of a three part collaboration between IonSound Project and several local gastro hot spots in Pittsburgh. The final concert in March brings the ensemble back to their home in Bellefield Hall with a program featuring music by Zahab, Mompou, Szymanowski and Oriana Webb.

May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum and the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of the Provost and Humanities Center

UPDATED: We've added a second show! Choose between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. when you click the ticket link. 

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