University of Pittsburgh


During three days in January, the University Gamelan joined forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other world music performers and groups to introduce fourth graders from all over Western Pennsylvania to the diversity of global musical cultures. The PSO’s “Schooltime” concerts took place at Heinz Hall under the leadership of conductor Fawzi Haimor.

February 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Postdoctoral Fellow Robert O. Beahrs will present a paper titled “Ideologies of Nomadism in Post-Soviet Tuva’s Traditional Music Scenes.” This paper, which flows from ten years of dissertation research, explores a theory of musical sensibility for understanding traditional music in Tuva, a republic in Russia’s south-central Siberian region.

Adriana Helbig Leads the Carpathian Music Ensemble in a recent performance.

October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mike Gonzalez (professor emeritus, University of Glasgow) and Marianella Yanes (Venezuelan writer) will present a talk titled "Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City." This talk is cosponsored by The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Department of Music, The Humanities Center, and the Center for Latin American Studies

This October, the Department of Music will celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Pittsburgh and the Indonesian College of Performing Arts (STSI).

T​he ​Music-GSO (Graduate Student Oranization) sponsors grants for travel to an academic conference to present a composition, paper or a poster. To be eligible you must be enrolled as a graduate music student in the Dietrich School of Arts at the time of your travel. Details and contact information are available on the application.

April 17, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble (PAMDE) will present both traditional and popular music of Africa for its spring concert.

April 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble performs Gypsy, Klezmer, Armenian, Moldavian, Ukranian, and Macedonian music. Members of the ensemble transcribe folk music for the instruments and voices present in the ensemble, leading to a unique style of folk-funk-fusion.

April 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

The April 10th performance by the University Gamelan has been canceled. The April 11th perofrmance will take place as originally scheduled.

October 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

Musicians and dancers from the Indonesian College of Performing Arts (STSI) in Bandung, Indonesia will present an evening of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance.

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