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Graduate student Juan Velasquez will present his paper "Orfeo Impreso: edición y práctica musical en América Latina, a través del caso de Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)"[Orfeo Printed: musical printing and musical practice in Latin America in Medellín, Colombia (1886-1903)] at the 8th International Colloquium on Musicology, which will be held in conjunction with the first conference of the IMS

The Department of Music’s History of Jazz course has been selected “Best Class” by readers of The Pitt News in the campus paper’s annual “Best of…” issue.

Members of the American Musicological Society have descended on Pittsburgh for the organization’s annual meeting and Department of Music faculty and graduate students are very much involved.

The next concert by the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra provides an opportunity to hear not just one outstanding soloist, but two: Anna Singer, a veteran of both the operatic stage and radio broadcast, and Nicholas Stamatakis, one of the music department’s multi-talented students.

Composition/Theory doctoral candidate Jeremy Woodruff’s article “A Voice in the Dark: Subversive Sounds of the Living Newspapers and the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-37” has been published by Interference: a Journal of Audio Culture. In his research, Woodruff explores the connection between electronic sound (both live and broadcast) in 1930s political theatre and political activism.

An upcoming concert by Alia Music Pittsburgh will feature Department of Music alumni and current graduate students. The program will include the world premieres of works of composition and theory graduate students Matt Aelmore (East Liberty for organ and vibraphone) and Aaron Brooks (Tempo Chorale and Tune).

This Friday night (October 4th) is the first Pitt Night at the Symphony hosted by Pitt Arts and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall! The 2013–14 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season opens with one of the most recognizable works of all time, Carmina Burana.

Nicholas Amoscato, a Dietrich School senior double-majoring in music and computer science, has been chosen as the 2013 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholar. Amoscato, a native of Wexford, Pennsylvania, was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship by a panel of jazz musicians and educators based on his advanced performance abilities.

Want to keep up with the Women's Choral Ensemble on their upcoming tour? Bookmark the WCE tour blog for regular updates and share in the excitement!

Most of us take advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to relax, catch up with friends, and fire up the grill, but not the members of the Women’s Choral Ensemble and director Lorraine Milovac. They’ll be working harder than ever as they give a series of concerts that weekend in the Chicago area.

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