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On April 26, the Department of Music hosted a graduation brunch with senior undergraduates, MA and PhD graduates, and their families to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2015.

Eric Moe’s year of significant accomplishments was punctuated by an inaugural lecture for his recent appointment as Mellon Professor of Music and the release of his latest all-Moe album

Faculty composer Amy Williams has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Williams was one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected from a pool of over 3100 applicants. She intends to spend her fellowship year composing three new pieces and recording a second album of music devoted to her compositions.

On Sunday night at the Warhol, Mathew Rosenblum's Ostatnia Runda (for amplified string quartet and six percussionists) brought the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival to a resouding conclusion. From February 27–March 1, audeinces packed venues at Pitt and the Warhol for three concerts and two symposia that explored the full range of what has become known as microtonal music.

The 2015 Honors Convocation was particularly celebratory as Pitt installed Patrick Gallagher as its 18th Chancellor. Contributing to the festivities from the Department of Music were the Heinz Chapel Choir, Men's Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Jazz Ensemble.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has published an extensive feature on this weekend's Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival in their Weeknd Magazine. According to the P-G's Liz Bloom,

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette selected the 44th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert as one of the City’s top-ten Jazz events of the 2014. Led by Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen, the all-star ensemble dazzled a packed house and critics as well. According to the P-G,

In the fall semester of 2014, the students in Music 1270: Music, Culture, and Technology studied sound recording from a cultural perspective. Led by Assistant Professor Rachel Mundy, they learned about phonographs as furniture, stethoscopes as headphones, and mix tapes as memories.

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If you're going to be near New York City on Friday, Nov. 21, you will want to hear Music from China premiere a new piece by Eric Moe.

We are pleased to offer hearty congratulations to Don O. Franklin, Professor of Music Emeritus. Professor Franklin has been named an Honorary Member of the American Bach Society.

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