University of Pittsburgh


February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a performance by Ensemble Alash, throat-singers from the Republic of Tuva. Meet the artists at a reception immediately following this concert!

February 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

Take part in a throat-singing workshop taught by throat-singers from the Republic of Tuva.

February 8, 2016 - 11:00am

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, along with pianist/keyboardist Michael Coleman and drummer Hamir Atwal, will perform music from their latest album Knuckle Sandwich in the Department on February 8, 2016. These musicians are active in the innovative and experimental music world of the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 22, 2016 - 8:00pm

Esma Redžepova, "Queen of the Gypsies" has been a global star of Romani music for more than 50 years. On April 22, she brings her world-renowned artistry to the University of Pittsburgh as part of the Year of the Humanities Celebration.

A delegation of artists and scholars from the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISBI) in Bandung, West Java, visited the University of Pittsburgh from October 9 to 17, 2015. The visit was part of a 2014 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Pitt and the Institute that is designed to increase cross-cultural awareness of the arts, cultures, and societies of Indonesia, particularly West Java.

Charles Lwanga’s  composition "Best Be" was selected as the 2015 winner of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Robert M. Stevenson Prize. The Stevenson Prize honors ethnomusicologists who are also composers.

On September 29, 2015, Indra Ridwan (PhD 2014) published an article about his dissertation research in Pikiran Rakyat (“Thoughts of the People”), the most widely circulated daily newspaper in West Java, Indonesia. In this article, Indra discussed Sundanese popular music of West Java (called pop Sunda), particularly the role of the arranger and arrangements.

November 23, 2015 - 10:00am

Yuko Eguchi Wright will defend her doctoral dissertaion "The Arts of the Geisha: Unravelling the Artistic Traditions and the Iroke Through an Analysis of Their Music and Dance." This event is open to the public.

February 6, 2016 - 7:30pm

With members from Chile, Panama, Venezuela and the U.S., Chirihue (pronounced “Chee-dee-way”) offer a one-of-a-kind performance of songs that connect to regional styles from Central and South America. The ensemble will perform jazz, classical and folk compositions with rhythms that stretch from the Caribbean to the southern Andes.

April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

UPDATE: The date of this event has been moved to April 8.

Explore traditional and popular music of Africa with Camara Drum and Dance Company, special guest Bokulaka Illongo from the Congo, Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble, and Pitt's African Drumming Club.

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