University of Pittsburgh


Eric Moe is one of six winners of the 2012 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award. The Pitt Chronicle reports that,

In his letter to Moe, the chancellor wrote, “With more than 80 works to your credit, your music is widely performed by the most accomplished soloists and ensembles in the U.S. and internationally. Your diverse output includes works for large orchestras, chamber music, solo instrumental, vocal and choral, electroacoustic, and multimedia compositions. Your colleagues laud your accomplishments, calling you ‘one of the most consistently impressive and compelling musicians working today’ and ‘one of the most accomplished and successful composers of his generation...

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh seeks to make a faculty appointment in Jazz Studies beginning September 1, 2012, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Music, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Study Abroad Office announce a new undergraduate study abroad program in ethnomusicology  — "Romani Music, Culture, and Human Rights in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia" — May 19-June 5, 2012, 3 credits, open to all qualified undergraduate students.

Whether performing with the legendary Ravi Shankar at Walt Disney Concert Hall or instructing music students at Pitt, virtuoso Tabla player Samir Chatterjee has a single-minded focus on cultivating the understanding and appreciation of Indian music.

The Department of Music doesn't have any scheduled events this weekend, but that doesn't mean members of the Department aren't busy.

If you're are in the New York City area on Friday, September 30, you can hear the premiere of Eric Moe's new percussion piece Danger: Giant Frogs as part of a performance from Talujon Percussion. The concert takes place at Roulette at 8 p.m.

Here in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1, Adriana Helbig has been the driving force behind a concert by the Ukrainian...

Updated with video: If you're running in Pittsburgh's Great Race on Sunday, you'll get a pick-me-up around the three-mile mark as you pass Pitt's Music Building. The Carpathian Ensemble, led by Adriana Helbig, will be on the front lawn cheering on racers with their unique brand of immigrant folk funk. We have some video of the group rehearsing posted to our Facebook page, (which, by the way, you can like). Run strong and enjoy the music!

Mathew Rosenblum, Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh and Chair of the Department of Music, was recently awarded a prestigious Barlow Endowment commission. In considering 106 applications, the endowment granted commissions to eleven composers.

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two faculty positions to begin September 1, 2012, pending budgetary approval. The appointments will be made at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream.

Positions: Musicologists whose scholarship shows promise of being at the forefront of research in music before 1800 or after 1900.

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music Akin Euba will retire at the end of the 2011 spring semester, so on March 15 colleagues, students, alumni, and family gathered together to celebrate and share good wishes as he enters the next phase in his career.

Akin Euba’s retirement celebration reflected all the elements of his storied career as a scholar, composer, and performer. During his 18 years with the Department of Music, he has fostered the field of creative musicology, led the Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College (Cambridge University) and mentored ethnomusicology students who have gone on to lead the field in their own rights. ...

Professor of ethnomusicology Andrew Weintraub has made several recent appearances on Indonesian TV and radio in support of his latest book entitled Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia’s Most Popular Music (Oxford 2010).

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