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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.

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.

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