University of Pittsburgh


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

Betty! They Say I’m Different (Native Voice Films, 2017) is a documentary for which PhD candidate Danielle Maggio was associate producer. The film will be screened multiple times in Pittsburgh beginning on February 25th through March 3:

February 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

As a guest in the Department of Music’s Music in Africa course, Hisham Mayet, co-founder of the music label Sublime Frequencies, will discussing his new book on the photographs of musicologist Charles Duvelle as well as screen parts of his new film on Group Doueh.

Ethnomusicology graduate student Shuo Yang’s article “Rocking the Tradition or Traditionalizing Rock?” A Music Performance on Chinese Reality Show China Star” has been published in Ethnomusicology Review. Yang explores the reactions to two performances of pop singer Tan Weiwei in which the star singer blends driving rock style with the traditional Huayin Laoqiang opera.

Two ethnomusicology graduate students, Wangcaixuan Zhang and Hei Ting Wong, have contributed articles to the October 2017 newsletter of the Association of Chinese Music Research.

Danielle MaggioDoctoral candidate Danielle Maggio's research on blues singer Betty Davis is now featured on explorepartsunknown.c

WQED's Jim Cunningham interviewed Jazz Studies faculty Michael Heller and Aaron Johnson about the 47th Annual Jazz Seminar, working with Geri Allen, and many other topics. You can hear the full interview at

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. An appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor in the tenure stream.

Position: Ethnomusicologist

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.

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