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The Birth of Musicology Out of the Spirit of Biology: Guido Adler’s Methodological Commitments Viewed Through the Spectacles of 19th-Century Evolutionary Theories 132 Music Building, free Reception to follow Guido Adler’s proposition for a musicological method in the famous article “Umfang, Methode, und Ziel der Musikwissenschaft” (1885) amounts to the first clear definition of the type of German/Austrian academic music research—the “science of music”—that has left an imprint on our own research habits. In the creation of what was then virtually a new academic field, he drew on art history, contemporary philosophy, older music research traditions, and many other sources. For the establishment of...
We're here at the Pitt Arts Art Fair at the William Pitt Union Ballroom. There are reps from pretty much every major arts organization in the city here to tell students about their offerings. Startsin about 5 minutes (11:30 a.m.) and runs until 1:30. Lots of free food and other goodies for those that come by, and we'll be live blogging the whole event. Come by the Music Department table and say hi. pittartsteam.jpg Members of the Pitt Arts team. L-R: Sophia, James, and YeonHee. You'll see them when you go to 929 William Pitt Union to get tickets to events all over the city.

Synod Hall, Oakland 125 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (behind St. Paul’s Cathedral)

Featuring the Pappert Men's Chorale from Duquesne University

Rheinberger Mass in F, opus 190, with Donald Fellows, organist, along with carols from Austria, Italy and France and American holiday classics


Today we welcomed new and returning grad students to the department with a a reception in the third floor lounge.

(Note: I've made Roger's comments regarding the Pitt Magazine feature on our orchestra into a separate post since they include announcements about auditions and the first meeting. —Phil Thompson, communications coordinator) 1. … and this year promises to be even more exciting (not to mention suspenseful!) For orchestra members who are returning, our first meeting is Wednesday August 29th in Bellefield Hall Auditorium 7:30 pm - strings only: Grieg: Holberg Suite 8:00 pm – Stravinsky: Petrushka Auditions for incoming members will be held on Monday - Wednesday, August 27 - 29th. There is an audition sign-up sheet posted in the 1st floor hallway of the Music Building. I might as well include the syllabus and schedule for Fall...
On Sunday the 19th of August I will be performing my first show as the newly formed electronic rock one-man band Sachem Orenda. The event takes place at Howlers Coyote Cafe on Liberty Avenue. For more information visit
The Men's Glee Club just completed their first European tour since 1990. mgc_ststeve.jpg The group is pictured here in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest. mgcpeterandpaul.jpg
Michael Stephens (composition and theory) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Chadron State College in Nebraska.  The primary responsibility of the position is to teach applied woodwinds;  other duties will include teaching theory and aural skills, directing a band or bands, and teaching jazz studies. Stephens successfully defended his dissertation this spring and will graduate with his PhD in August.

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