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The Pitt Men's Glee Club returned safely to the U.S. on May 10th after a highly successful tour of Italy, including stops in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Assisi and many other locales. Glee Club members have published an extensive blog about their tour filled with vivid descriptions and wonderful photos. Summarizing the tour they write,

The Application for the 2015-2016 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship is now available for download in pdf format. Download the Scholarship Application. You may also obtain a copy in person, by phone, or by writing to the following address:

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On April 26, the Department of Music hosted a graduation brunch with senior undergraduates, MA and PhD graduates, and their families to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2015.

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).

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