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This October, the Department of Music will celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Pittsburgh and the Indonesian College of Performing Arts (STSI).

The Department of Music is a community that is often bursting with energy and life, and so it is difficult to face the reality of some of our treasured colleagues passing on from this life.

This spring John Goldsmith brought his storied career as Heinz Chapel Choir Director and musicianship lecturer to an inspiring close. On a balmy Sunday afternoon, current faculty and students, University leadership, and many alumni of Heinz Chapel Choir flooded into Heinz Chapel to see Goldsmith lead the choir one last time.

Neil Newton’s recent analytical article “An Aspect of Functional Harmony in Schoenberg's Early Post-Tonal Music” appears in the Music Analysis vol. 33, 1 (sub. req.). In his analysis, which pays special attention to Schoenberg’s Op.

The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music makes its debut today (May 22) and Department of Music alumni and faculty are playing key roles. Alia Musica Pittsburgh and director Federio Garcia (PhD 2006) initiated the PFNM and led the organization and funding efforts required for this complex series of events.

Berklee College of Music awarded the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music's Geri Allen an honorary doctorate during their 2014 commencement ceremony.

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Eric Moe Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, an endowed position held previously by Professor of Music Emeritus Akin Euba.

At the recent Music Library Association’s annual conference in Atlanta the MLA Citation was awarded to James P. Cassaro, Head of the University of Pittsburgh’s Theodore M. Finney Music Library and Assistant Professor of Music.

On April 4-6, 2014, the University of Pittsburgh will host the second of two conferences that constitute the Voices of Asian Modernities Project (VAMP), a consortium between the University of Pittsburgh, Leiden University, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).  The aim of the conference is to properly historicize the artistic sounds, lyr

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present the next installment in its yearlong celebration of Pittsburgh composers over the weekend of February 7–9 with a program that features new compositions by Department of Music faculty members Mathew Rosenblum and Amy Williams and graduate student Bomi Jang.

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