University of Pittsburgh


April 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music presents a musical celebration of the 93rd birth anniversary of Ravi Shankar. The program will feature

Professor of Music, Emeritus Bell Yung was awarded an honorary doctorate from Chinese University of Hong Kong on December 6, 2012 as part of CUHK’s 72nd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees. Yung’s specific degree is Doctor of Literature, honoris causa and he was one of three conferees.

October 25, 2012 - 12:00pm

Meng Ren, a Department of Music Graduate Student, will give a Brown Bag Lecture for Asian Studies titled "The Revival of Red Songs in 2011: Singing in Praise of the Chinese Communist Party"

October 21, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Center for Russian and East European Studies presents the 4th Annual East European Festival on Sunday, October 21 from 2–5 p.m. in the Lobby of David Lawrence Hall. The Festival will feature Pitt’s own Carpathian Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh jazz trio Velvet Heat, and the Junior Tamburitzans.

Today's front-page story in The Pitt News introduces our three new Department of Music faculty members: musicologists Rachel Mundy and Emily Zazulia and ethnomusicologist Gavin Steingo. Noting how unusual it is for a department to bring in three new faculty members at the same time, the article provides insight into how Mundy, Steingo, and Zazulia understand their respective disciplines and how they envision contributing to the Department’s mission.

November 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pitt’s Film Studies Program presents Gregory D. Booth, an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland. He will speak on the subject of Language, Culture and Music: Film Song, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Creation of “Youth Music” in India.

Music and Philosophy double major Jonathan Heins’s research on Mongolian folk rock appears in the debut issue of Forbes and Fifth, Pitt’s new journal of undergraduate research.

September 20, 2012 - 12:00pm

Ethnomusicology graduate student Ben Pachter will be the featured speaker for Asian Study Center's Asia Over Lunch on Thursday, September 20. His talk is titled "Beyond Tokyo: Examining the Spread of Tokyo Shitamachi-style Taiko Drumming Around the World."

April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

Assistant Professor Gavin Steingo leads the African Music and Dance Ensemble in a mix of traditional and Afro pop music. The program will include a variety of traditional and popular songs from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea, and South Africa.

April 13, 2013 - 8:00pm

Joining the University Gamelan this year are vocalists Rika Rafika and virtuoso drummer Suherlan. Rafika is an award-winning vocalist who sings both traditional music and pop Sunda. She has 10 albums to her credit already and shows no signs of slowing down. Suherlan is a virtuoso drummer who has been performing with Rafika since 2005.

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