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March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and East European Studies present Searching for the Fourth Nail. American-Romani filmmaker George Eli turns his camera both outward and inward, asking not just what it means to be an American Gypsy, but Roma in general.

February 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies present Workshops on Balkan singing and dancing with singer Eva Salina Primack and dancer Steve Kotansky. This program is part of the Eastern European Music Festival.

10:00am–12:30pm: Singing with Eva Salina Primack
2:00pm–4:30pm: Dancing with Steve Kotansky

January 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Join the University of Pittsburgh's Carpathian Music Ensemble for "Malinka," the Slavic "Old" New Year 2013! The celebration will include Balkan, East European, and Gypsy music, dance, food, traditional games, and fortune telling!

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.

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