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Department of Music graduate students Sara Gulgas and Jonathan received Outstanding Presenter awards at Pitt’s Grad Expo 2013. Gulgas and Shold, both studying musicology, will receive a $100.00 reimbursement for the purchase of materials or to defray travel/research costs.

When the Pitt Men’s Glee Club performs on Saturday Night at St. Paul’s Cathedral it will not mark the closing of the spring semester so much as the launch of the Club’s European tour.

Applications are now available for the 2013–14 University of Pittsburgh-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who will be enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in September of 2012. The scholarship is divided between the Fall and Spring terms.

When the stage lights come up, the auditorium is enveloped in glowing warmth. The bright lights reflect off tuned metal bowls, gongs, and xylophones. When the musicians begin to play, western ears, used to the artificially even intervals of equal-tempered tuning, bask in the sound of intervals that hew to naturally occurring overtones.

Our friends at Pitt Arts will present An Afternoon with Mason Bates on Wednesday, March 20, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has commissioned University of Pittsburgh composers Professor Mathew Rosenblum, Assistant Professor Amy Williams, and current doctoral candidate Bomi Jang for the orchestra’s 2013–14 season in what is being billed as the Year of Pi

Bryan Wright, a doctoral candidate in musicology, recently returned from spending a week-and-a-half in Kansas and Missouri as the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation's 2013 Artist in Residence.

The Pitt Men's Glee Club will help WQED-TV Celebrate 40 years on the air this Saturday night! This special anniversary broadcast takes place on Saturday, January 26 from 8–11 p.m. on WQED, so be sure to tune in if you live in the WQED broadcast area. Support the Pitt Men's Glee Club and support public broadcasting in Pittsburgh.

Jazz studies PhD candidate and guitarist Young-Soo Kim gave a special performance during the winter recess as part of a benefit concert hosted by the Beautiful Foundation USA. Proceeds raised from the event were used to establish an emergency relief fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to help prepare for future disasters.

Cedar Point Amusement Park will hold auditions for their live entertainment performers at Bellefield Hall Auditorium on Saturday, December 8 from 2–5:30 p.m. You can register on site from 2–5 p.m.

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