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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.

Announcing a call for proposals for a Pre-conference Symposium on Music and Labor. This symposium will take place in conjunction with the Society for Ethnomusicology 2014 Annual Meeting taking place in Pittsburgh.

High on Mathew Rosenblum’s long list of achievements for 2013 was the release of an album devoted to his music by Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Directed by Gil Rose and issued on the orchestra’s own BMOP/sound label, Mathew Rosenblum: Möbius Loop takes its title from Rosenblum’s concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ranked this year's Jazz Seminar Concert one of the year's best jazz events in its annual "Best of…" issue. According to the P-G,

Emily Zazulia, assistant professor of music, has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 12 months of research. Professor Zazulia will use the fellowship to work on her first monograph: a wide-ranging study of notational aesthetics, ca. 1300-1520.

Joe Negri, private instructor in jazz guitar, received a 2013 ASCAP Plus award to be distributed in 2014. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers and Performers) licenses the music of a wide variety of artists from chart topping pop stars to contemporary classical composers.

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