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Musicology

Emily Zazulia, assistant professor of music, has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 12 months of research. Professor Zazulia will use the fellowship to work on her first monograph: a wide-ranging study of notational aesthetics, ca. 1300-1520.

This November Pittsburgh played host to musicologists from across the country, convening for the annual national meeting of the American Musicological Society. Among the fascinating work presented over the course of the weekend was a panel featuring two University of Pittsburgh graduate students, Hylton Smith and Jonathan Shold. Both papers came out of seminar work prepared in Dr.

Graduate student Juan Velasquez will present his paper "Orfeo Impreso: edición y práctica musical en América Latina, a través del caso de Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)"[Orfeo Printed: musical printing and musical practice in Latin America in Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)] at the 8th International Colloquium on Musicology, which will be held in conjunction with the first conference of the IMS

Members of the American Musicological Society have descended on Pittsburgh for the organization’s annual meeting and Department of Music faculty and graduate students are very much involved.

November 9, 2013 - 12:30pm

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra will host an open reading session of large-ensemble pieces by John Cage, including the massive 101, as part of the American Musicological Society's meeting in Pittsburgh. Anyone playing an orchestral instrument is encouraged to participate! Bring instruments and invite friends, students, and colleagues!

September 27, 2013 - 4:00pm

Dr. Robert Walser will present a lecture titled "Why Are There So Many Songs?" Dr. Walser earned doctoral degrees in both musical performance and musicology, and has since acquired certification as a Pro Tools Operator and an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician.

Department of Music graduate students Sara Gulgas and Jonathan received Outstanding Presenter awards at Pitt’s Grad Expo 2013. Gulgas and Shold, both studying musicology, will receive a $100.00 reimbursement for the purchase of materials or to defray travel/research costs.

Bryan Wright, a doctoral candidate in musicology, recently returned from spending a week-and-a-half in Kansas and Missouri as the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation's 2013 Artist in Residence.

March 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

From the heads and tails of individual notes to the foreheads and feet of song stanzas, medieval musical writings are replete with body parts. Sometimes the terms are used by convention, or in the service of simple mnemonics. But in other cases, the reasons for acts of musical anthropomorphization are less clear.

February 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

In the subtitle of her 1999 release Sound Characters: Making the Third Ear, American experimentalist Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) implicitly frames her record as an intervention on the very material constitution of listening. By listening to Sound Characters, it seems, we will be “making the third ear.”

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