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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

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.

Graduatate Student Danielle Maggio is collaborating with Ryan Arts Center to present "Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Pittsburgh's Bebop Queen." The event will include a screening of the film Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band with a brief lecture, and performances by Danielle Maggio (vocals), Samuel Okoh-Boateng (piano), Gizelxanath and the Afro Yaqui Vocal Ensemble (perf

Brian Riordan's composition The Moon is Drifting Away from the Earth will be performed by Pittsburgh contemporary music ensemble NAT 28.

Singing Valentines have been a tradition of the Heinz Chapel Choir for years. Have a special someone who deserves a special gift this Valentine's day? Or maybe a treasured friend that you're thinking of and want to show how much they mean to you?

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