University of Pittsburgh

Musicology

February 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

The United Productions of America (UPA) animation studio, which came to prominence on the big and small screen in the years following World War II, profoundly changed animation from the dominance of Disney's naturalistic approach to a more modern, even avant-garde style, with cartoons like Gerald McBoing-Boing and the Mister Magoo series.

December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Scot Brown is an associate professor of African American Studies/History at UCLA and serving as the 2016-17 fellow at the Center for Afroamerican Urban Studies and the Economy, Carnegie Mellon University.  He is the author of Fighting For Us as well as numerous articles on activism, music and popular culture.  Brown is editor of Discourse on Africana Studies and curr

October 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

We regret to announce that the Second Annual Concert in Memory of Dr. Robert Sutherland Lord has been canceled due to one of the performers having a family emergency.

February 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Japanese bamboo flute known as the shakuhachi has captivated the minds and hearts of listeners for centuries. Remarkably simple in design, it takes years to master. The sound is at once sensual and spiritual, capable of great emotional depth.

In the fall semester of 2014, the students in Music 1270: Music, Culture, and Technology studied sound recording from a cultural perspective. Led by Assistant Professor Rachel Mundy, they learned about phonographs as furniture, stethoscopes as headphones, and mix tapes as memories.

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We are pleased to offer hearty congratulations to Don O. Franklin, Professor of Music Emeritus. Professor Franklin has been named an Honorary Member of the American Bach Society.

T​he ​Music-GSO (Graduate Student Oranization) sponsors grants for travel to an academic conference to present a composition, paper or a poster. To be eligible you must be enrolled as a graduate music student in the Dietrich School of Arts at the time of your travel. Details and contact information are available on the application.

The Department of Music is a community that is often bursting with energy and life, and so it is difficult to face the reality of some of our treasured colleagues passing on from this life.

At the recent Music Library Association’s annual conference in Atlanta the MLA Citation was awarded to James P. Cassaro, Head of the University of Pittsburgh’s Theodore M. Finney Music Library and Assistant Professor of 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.

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