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Eric Moe is one of 25 artists from around the world selected for the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center. The distinguished group includes artists working in a range of musical genres, from new music to jazz, improvisation to television theme music.

Voice Instructor Claudia Pinza was the recipient of the Renaissance Award during the Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas XXXII Gala. The gala took place at  the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District on May 14.

Amy Williams has been awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Goddard Lieberson Fellowships, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation, are given to mid-career composers of exceptional gifts. Williams is one of two Lieberson recipients for this year.

Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen will join a wide array of musical luminaries on February 15th for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. According to the University Times,

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Elizabeth Bloom selected the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival as one of 2015's best classical music events.

Composer Amy Williams is the subject of an in-depth article in the most recent edition of Pitt Magazine, The University of Pittsburgh's alumni publication.

December is a busy month for performers in the Department of Music. In addition to performances by our orchestra and choirs, we are pleased to announce a Thursday Noon Recital and Jazz Performance class presentation on December 10th.

Thursday Noon Recital

This November, Music on the Edge expanded its mission from being an importer of the world’s most innovative contemporary music to being an exporter. Billed as Music on the Edge in New York, co-directors Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum organized a concert featuring primarily Pitt composers at New York City’s Subculture.

“Reverberations” is a new Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition that will feature a collaborative work from Studio Arts faculty Michael Morrill and Aaron Henderson with Department of Music faculty member Mathew Rosenblum.

The New York premiere of Mathew Rosenblum’s Falling received critical acclaim in The New York Times and New York Classical Review.  The New York New Music Ensemble performed Falling in a concert honoring the late composer Lee Hyla, a close friend of Rosenblum’s.

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