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Albany Records has released Crossings, a CD of music by Assitant Professor of Music Amy Williams. The CD takes its title from Williams' 2009 work commissioned by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society.

Mathew Rosenblum, Professor of Music in composition and theory, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. He is among 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected in recognition of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features a preview of this weekend's University Gamelan concert including an extensive video interview with Professor of Music an

When the stage lights come up, the auditorium is enveloped in glowing warmth. The bright lights reflect off tuned metal bowls, gongs, and xylophones. When the musicians begin to play, western ears, used to the artificially even intervals of equal-tempered tuning, bask in the sound of intervals that hew to naturally occurring overtones.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has commissioned University of Pittsburgh composers Professor Mathew Rosenblum, Assistant Professor Amy Williams, and current doctoral candidate Bomi Jang for the orchestra’s 2013–14 season in what is being billed as the Year of Pi

Dr. Charles Lwanga has been selected to participate in the 2013 5th International Doctoral Workshop in Ethnomusicology. The workshop takes place from June 26–29 at the Center for World Music, University of Hildesheim in Germany.

The Department of Music, the Study Abroad Office, and the Center for Russian and East European Music are accepting applications for Pitt's newest study abroad program! Romani Music, Culture and Human Rights Program (Czech Republic and Hungary) takes place for May 24–June 15 and applications must be submitted by February 15.

­How do you teach students with little or no formal musical training how to hear and understand the subtleties of music from the 14th and 15th centuries?

Rachel Mundy is one of three new Assistant Professors this year in the Department of Music. As a musicologist, she adds to the interdisciplinary richness of the Department with expertise in an area of research that is so new it was up to her to give it a name: animanities.

Professor of Music, Emeritus Bell Yung was awarded an honorary doctorate from Chinese University of Hong Kong on December 6, 2012 as part of CUHK’s 72nd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees. Yung’s specific degree is Doctor of Literature, honoris causa and he was one of three conferees.

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