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Doctoral candidate in musicology Dan Grimminger is director of the Mount Union College Department of Music's  Church Music Symposium. This year's symposium takes place on October 25 and focuses on Bach the Theologian. Several members of Pitt's music department will give talks at the symposium, including Professor of musicology Don Franklin, doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology Dorcinda Knauth, and alumni Mark Peters (PhD '03) and Ann Labounsky (PhD '91). For more information you can contact Dr. Daniel J. Grimminger, Obl.O.S.B. Mount Union College 330.309.3303 cell
The City Paper features the music department's new Assistant professor in ethnomusicology Adriana Helbig  in this week's edition.
Featuring music  by Elliott Carter, James Paul Corsale, Michael DiBarry, Marcos Balter, Roger Zahab, and Burkhardt Reiter performed by James Paul Corsale, guitar Michael DiBarry, Roger Zahab, and Leah Givelber, violins Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free
withrhomairama.jpg Andrew Weintraub with Rhoma Irama, The King of Dangdut, who will perform at Pitt on October 11. Andrew Weintraub (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology) has been awarded a 2008 Global Academic Partnership grant by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) to organize an interdisciplinary international conference on Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia. The conference will be held at the...
This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert presented a broad range of traditional and popular Indonesian music. The first excerpt, Sampak, is an example of traditional Gamelan music. The second excerpt features the Dangdut Cowboys performing Jablai Jam with singers Rita Tila and Ening Rumbini. Dangdut is a form of popular Indonesian music.
ritatila.JPG This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert covered a wide range of Indonesian music, from traditional gamelan to Indonesian pop. The above photo shows singer and instrumentalist Rita Tila performing on the kacapi (zither). In the background Samantha Swami plays the peking. duet_gamelan.JPG Composer Nano S. (playing the suling) and Rita Tila perform a duet with the Gamelan...

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