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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

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.

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.

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