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The Pitt Men’s Glee Club celebrates its 125th Anniversary this week with a series of special events for alumni and current members culminating in a performance by the Glee Club at First Baptist Church.

PhD candidate Charles Lwanga (Ethnomusicology) has been selected as the winner of this year’s  African Libraries Student Paper Prize for his paper “Watch your Tone!: African Popular Music as Illocutionary Act." The prize, awarded by the African Music Section of the Society fo

The 2015 Honors Convocation was particularly celebratory as Pitt installed Patrick Gallagher as its 18th Chancellor. Contributing to the festivities from the Department of Music were the Heinz Chapel Choir, Men's Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Jazz Ensemble.

Would you like to have members of Heinz Chapel Choir present a singing valentine to that special someone? To order your singing valentine in person ($10, campus only) or by phone ($5), return the downloadable order form by February 11 12 to Dr. Susan Rice.

During three days in January, the University Gamelan joined forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other world music performers and groups to introduce fourth graders from all over Western Pennsylvania to the diversity of global musical cultures. The PSO’s “Schooltime” concerts took place at Heinz Hall under the leadership of conductor Fawzi Haimor.

Adriana Helbig Leads the Carpathian Music Ensemble in a recent performance.

This October, the Department of Music will celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Pittsburgh and the Indonesian College of Performing Arts (STSI).

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 hosted a graduation brunch with senior undergraduates and their families to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2014. Guests enjoyed the offerings of Campus Catering, as graduates, family members, faculty and staff conversed together.

This spring John Goldsmith brought his storied career as Heinz Chapel Choir Director and musicianship lecturer to an inspiring close. On a balmy Sunday afternoon, current faculty and students, University leadership, and many alumni of Heinz Chapel Choir flooded into Heinz Chapel to see Goldsmith lead the choir one last time.

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