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A delegation of artists and scholars from the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISBI) in Bandung, West Java, visited the University of Pittsburgh from October 9 to 17, 2015. The visit was part of a...Read More >

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Elizabeth Bloom selected the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival as one of 2015's...Read More >

Composer Amy Williams is the subject of an in-depth article in the most recent edition of Pitt Magazine, The University of Pittsburgh'...Read More >

Charles Lwanga’s  composition "Best Be" was selected as the 2015 winner of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Robert M. Stevenson Prize. The Stevenson Prize honors ethnomusicologists who are...Read More >

December is a busy month for performers in the Department of Music. In addition to performances by our orchestra and choirs, we are pleased to announce a Thursday Noon Recital and Jazz Performance...Read More >

Indra discussing his dissertation at the office of Pikiran Rakyat in Bandung West Java on September 29, 2015. Respondents included (left to right): Abdullah Mustapa, former editor of Sundanese language magazine Mangle (in blue shirt); Aam Amalia, a senior journalist (with pink head scarf), Adji Esa Poetra, a music expert (with white hat), and Eddy D. Iskandar, a music and theater critic (in black shirt). Also contributing, but not shown, was Laila Rafianti, a law scholar from the University of Padjadjaran, to talk about popular music and copyright in Indonesia.

On September 29, 2015, Indra Ridwan (PhD 2014) published an article about his dissertation research in Pikiran Rakyat (“Thoughts of the People”), the most widely circulated daily...Read More >

WQED FM 89.3 will present its annual broadcast and live Web stream of the Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. as part of...Read More >

This November, Music on the Edge expanded its mission from being an importer of the world’s most innovative contemporary music to being an exporter. Billed as Music on the Edge in New York, co-...Read More >

Congratulations to James Ogburn (PhD 2009) for being named third place winner by The American...Read More >

Trombonist Robin Eubanks

The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region's premier jazz events—will run November 2–7 and feature free lunchtime concerts, a jazz film screening, free on-...Read More >

You can purchase tickets to any of our holiday concerts by visiting, calling 412-...Read More >

Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe is a University of Pittsburgh sophomore, a trombonist with an affinity for New Orleans-style jazz, and the recipient of the 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship....Read More >

“Reverberations” is a new Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition that will feature a collaborative work from Studio Arts faculty Michael...Read More >

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles beginning Friday, August 28. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are...Read More >

Gamelan tuner Wayne Vitale visited campus this summer to tune the University's iron and bronze gamelan sets.  The University Times took advantage of Vitale's visit to develop a...Read More >

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