University of Pittsburgh

Lecture Series

January 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Composer Mohammed Fairouz will talk about his composition, Sumeida’s Song, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Opera on February 21, 24, 27, and March 1, 2015.

October 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Recently appointed Composer-in-Residence at American Opera Projects, Laura Kaminsky is a composer with “an ear for the new and interesting” (New York Times), whose music is “full of fire as well as ice, written in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection.” (American Record Guide

April 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

We are proud to present an evening with the Pitt Jazz Ensemble featuring Master Drummer Carl Allen and Pittsburgh's own Jazz Master Dwayne Dolphin.

April 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tes Slominski will present a lecture titled “Doin’ Queer Time with Meg and Cris: Irony and Affect in Present-Day Reception of Women’s Music.”

March 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

Guthrie Ramsey will present a lecture titled “The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs.” The presentation will comprise a reading from Guthrie's new book on Bud Powell followed by a discussion of jazz, Afromodernism and mental health, topics linked to the life and career of Bud Powell.

March 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Louise Meintjes (Duke University) will give a lecture titled “The Crossing: World Music and Zulu Ngoma at Home.” Meintjes is Associate Professor of Music at Duke University. Her research focuses on the politics of music production, the intersection of song and dance, voice, the arts, and human rights.

Co-sponsored by African Studies Program

February 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

Composer Martin Boykan (Brandeis University) will discuss his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.

November 19, 2013 - 9:30am

Carol Silverman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled “Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Representation and Appropriation.”

October 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

Ryan Skinner, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Ohio State University, will give a lecture titled “Music as Biopolitical Culture in Contemporary Mali.” 

October 11, 2013 - 4:00pm

Dr. Neil Newton, Lecturer in Music Theory in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music, will give a lecture titled “The Inner Life of Harmonies: An Examination of the Middle Voice in Pop, Classical, and Early Post-Tonal Music.” 

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