University of Pittsburgh

Ethnomusicology

December 4, 2011 - 4:00pm

Join the University of Pittsburgh’s world music ensembles for music making, dancing, and refreshments! This year's World Music Festival will feature the Carpathian Music Ensemble: Dr. Adriana Helbig, Director; University Gamelan: Dr.

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music Akin Euba will retire at the end of the 2011 spring semester, so on March 15 colleagues, students, alumni, and family gathered together to celebrate and share good wishes as he enters the next phase in his career.

Akin Euba’s retirement celebration reflected all the elements of his storied career as a scholar, composer, and performer. During his 18 years with the Department of Music, he has fostered the field of creative musicology, led the Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College (Cambridge University) and mentored ethnomusicology students who have gone on to lead the field in their own rights. ...

April 8, 2011 - 12:00pm

Peranakan Music and Multiculturalism in Singapore

April 9, 2011 - 8:00pm

The University Gamelan, under the direction of Professor Andrew Weintraub, will perform music and dance of West Java. The program will feature dancer Ening Rumbini and master drummer Undang Sumarna.

April 8, 2011 - 10:00pm

The University Gamelan, under the direction of Professor Andrew Weintraub, will perform music and dance of West Java. The program will feature dancer Ening Rumbini and master drummer Undang Sumarna.

March 20, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM) will hold its annual meeting March 19-20, 2011, with a pre-conference Symposium on Romani/Gypsy Music on March 18, 2011.

Professor of ethnomusicology Andrew Weintraub has made several recent appearances on Indonesian TV and radio in support of his latest book entitled Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia’s Most Popular Music (Oxford 2010).

Professor Bell Yung will give a talk as part of Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch series on Thursday, February 3, 2011. The talk takes place at noon in room 4130 of Wesley W. Posvar Hall and is open to the public. Particpants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. About the prensentation, Yung says,

"In 1975 Hong Kong, I had a fortuitous encounter with the last of China’s professional blind singers and recorded 40 hours of his music and 10 hours of our conversation. I first reported on the project at Pitt 30 years ago. Now, after ten publications, I can share images and recording excerpts that no print publication can express with technology that did not exist at that time....

An Evening of Indian Classical Music performed by Sri Sandip Ghosh will take place at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium of University of Pittsburgh (650 Schenley Dr.) on Sunday, December 5 at 6p.m. General admission tickets are $12; students with valid ID are $8.

As they pursue their graduate studies in ethnomusicology here at Pitt, Yuko Eguchi and Benjamin Pachter are already making a significant impact on the field both locally and nationally.

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