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Harry Jamison is a man of many talents. Jamison, a senior, is majoring in music and math and minoring in physics. That would be more than enough to turn the typical college student into a nervous wreck, but on top of that, he is performing Rachmaninoff’s monstrously difficult second piano concerto with the University Orchestra on November 7.

Scenes from Composition and Theory PhD candidate Nizan Leibovich’s opera The Peace will be presented as part of Vertical Player Repertory’s Celebration of National Opera Week. VPR commissioned Leibovich and librettist Isidore Elias to create The Peace for its In the Works development series.

Music and Philosophy double major Jonathan Heins’s research on Mongolian folk rock appears in the debut issue of Forbes and Fifth, Pitt’s new journal of undergraduate research.

This year’s graduation marked the end of a particularly fruitful year for the Department of Music graduating class, current students, and alumni.

2012 Graduates and Current Students

The Department of Music’s Class of 2012 breathed a sigh of relief as the spring semester, along with their undergraduate careers, came to a successful end. Graduating seniors gathered with faculty and staff from the music department for a brunch and brief presentation to celebrate the completion of their academic programs and to offer encouragement for the future.

The debut of the Fela Sowande Singers, led by music department alum Oyebade Dosunmu, will take place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday night, April 10 at 8 p.m. The singers will perform a concert of sacred music by Nigerian composers.

Congratulations to Pitt graduate composer Jonghee Kang who has been selected as a participant in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 8th Annual Student Reading. The reading session takes place on Saturday March 31st at Heinz Hall at 10 p.m. The PSO will read Kang's work Will You Take Me Home (When the Spring Wind Blows)? along with music by composers from Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and West Virginia Universities.

Pitt's campus is already getting quiet as students head out of town for spring break, but that doesn't mean we don't have great concerts to offer. The Men's Glee Club will tour Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois throughout the week, so don't miss this opportunity to hear them if they're coming to your area. Here's the complete itinerary:

Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Benjamin Pachter is currently in the midst of a busy travel schedule while conducting fieldwork for his dissertation. A current recipient of the Andrew W.


 Travel to the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, & Austria! May 20–June 5, 2012


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