University of Pittsburgh

Ethnomusicology

The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lei Ouyang Bryant (PhD Ethnomusicology, 2004) has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Music at Swarthmore College in the Department of Music and Dance. Bryant will leave her current position of Associate Professor at Skidmore College, where she has taught since 2006.

May 22, 2017 - 10:00pm

Da Lin will defend her doctoral dissertation "The Political Economy of Kun Opera in China (1940s-2015)." This event is open to the public.

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.

March 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

Please join us for an evening of Indian music. Sindhi Sarangi maestro Lakha Khan, accompanied by his son Dane Khan on dholak, embarks on his third US tour this March, with Amarrass Records.

February 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Stephan Pennington, Assistant Professor of Music at Tufts University.

Ethnomusicology graduate student Danielle Maggio’s review of Shana L. Redmond’s Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora has been published in the Fall 2016 edition of The Bulletin of the Society for American Music.

April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

Pitt’s University Gamelan will present “Inspired by Gamelan: Music by Indonesian and Western Composers” on April 8th at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Gamelan comprises mainly percussion instruments including tuned gongs, metal-keyed instruments, and drums (as well as bamboo flute and voice).

April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

Pitt's African Music and Dance Ensemble will host guest artists from around the city and the world including Timbeleza (Brazilian percussion ensemble from Pittsburgh) performing on their own and with Yamoussa Camara, Congalese dance and drum group Bokulaka Iyende, Guinea West African group Camara Drum and Dance, and the Point Park University African Dance Ensemble.

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