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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.

This spring, Composition/Theory doctoral candidate Aaron Brooks received premieres of two new works by New York-based ensemble Collide-O-Scope Music.  Both concerts took place in New York City.

The Department of Music said a fond farewell to 11 graduates on Sunday April 28th at the William Pitt Union, showering them with good wishes and a mountainous brunch before they headed to the day’s main commencement ceremony at the Petersen Events Center.

Jonghee Kang, a graduate student in composition and theory, has had a busy and successful year. She completed a commission for gayageum ensemble, won the Dead Elf Prize in composition, and will participate in festivals in Münster, Germany and Buffalo, New York in the coming months.

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