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The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017

March 15, 2018 - 5:30pm

Prof. Judith Peraino (Cornell University) will give a lecture titled “I’ll Be Your Mixtape: Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, and the Queer Intimacies of Cassettes.”

Bryan S. Wright (PhD 2016), a pianist and instructor in the University of Pittsburgh's Music Department, has been nominated for a Grammy Award by the Recording Academy for his liner notes accompanying the 3-CD set The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin played by pianist Richard Dowling (Rivermont Records, 2017). Scott Joplin (b. 1867/8–d.

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval.

November 30, 2017 - 5:30pm

Professor Tony Lin will give a lecture titled "Duets: Music and Russian Literature."

May 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Alec MacIntyre will defend his doctoral dissertation "Singing Is a Drag: Gender, Voice, and Body in Drag Performance." The is event is open to the public.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Graduates of the BA, MA, and PhD programs gathered together with faculty, staff, and family members for a meal and recognition ceremony for our artist/scholars and the milestones they have achieved.

We are pleased to announce that Woodrow Steinken won the West Virginia University Press Award for Best Student Paper for his paper "From the Depths: The Invented Interiority of Alban Berg's Lyric Suite." The award is presented annually by the Allegheny chapter of the American Musicological Society. The committee released the following statement about Steinken’s paper:

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