University of Pittsburgh


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.

The December 4th Symphony Orchestra concert features oboe soloist Robin Driscoll in Tison Street’s Adagio in E flat for oboe and orchestra along with a world premiere composition by Andrew Head. Driscoll is a member of the private instruction faculty for the Department of Music and Head is a senior Music and Computer Engineering double major.

The Department of Music’s History of Jazz course has been selected “Best Class” by readers of The Pitt News in the campus paper’s annual “Best of…” issue.

Voices of Asian Modernities: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asian Popular Music of the 20th Century, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-6, 2014

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Members of the American Musicological Society have descended on Pittsburgh for the organization’s annual meeting and Department of Music faculty and graduate students are very much involved.

The 43rd Annual Jazz Seminar culminates on Saturday night when Geri Allen leads an all-star lineup  at Carnegie Music Hall. The Pittsburgh City Paper recently ran a profile of Allen and the Jazz Seminar. In the interview, Allen recounts her time at Pitt, being mentored by Nathan Davis, and what makes the Jazz Seminar and Concert unique.

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