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Students

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

Department of Music ensembles usually wait until spring break or the end of the spring term to go on tour, but some opportunities are too significant to pass up. Such is the case with an invitation to the Pitt Men’s Glee Club from the government of West Flanders in Belgium to perform at the Waregem Flanders Fields Commemorative Weekend taking place on October 8.

Auditions will be held for Department of Music student ensembles at the beginning of the fall term. Our choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to students throughout the University and you are encouraged to apply regardless of your major. Below, please find specific audition requirements for each of our ensembles.

African Music and Dance Ensemble

Jeff WestonJeff Weston, a doctoral candidate in composition and theory, has received a commission from the Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung. Weston will compose a 10–15 minute chamber work to be premiered by Klangforum Wien in 2018.

Laura Schwartz, a PhD candidate in composition and theory, has received significant recognition for Wreathes, a new piece for strings (Jan 2017).

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:

Doctoral Candidate John Petrucelli has been selected as a composer/performer for the New Hazlett Theater’s 2017–18 CSA (Community Supported Art) Series. Conceived as an artistic analogy to the community supported agriculture movement, the New Hazlett’s series seeks to support local artists and provide a professional performance environment for their work.

Jeff WestonPhD Candidate Jeff Weston’s composition Ruler Piece No. 3: Slow Power Chord has been selected for performance in the 2017 Mise-En Music Festival.

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