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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.

November 30, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join the University Gamelan for an Open House where you can experience the music of Indonesia up close! We will provide you with free food and beverages and a taste of what it's like to be in this fun and relaxing one-credit music course.

December 2, 2016 - 8:00pm

Join Director Yamoussa Camara and Pitt’s African Music and Dance Ensemble for an evening of traditional and contemporary African performance. Pitt’s performers will be joined by leading African music groups Legacy Arts, Sankofa Village, and Camara Drum and Dance.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Shalini Ayyagari has received a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) for her project, "Small Voices Sing Big Songs: A Transmedia Documentary Film Project." The AIIS Senior Research Fellowship is a  competitive and prestigious award for senior scholars conducting research in South Asia, allow

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