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UPDATE 2: All Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concerts are now SOLD OUT

UPDATE: The Dec. 7 Holiday Concert is SOLD OUT.

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An exciting lineup is in place for the 44th annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the United States. Pitt Jazz Week—which comprises...Read More >

Department of Music Lecturer and New Zealander Neil Newton was recently featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in their "Odysseys" series on immigrants who have settled Pittsburgh. In a...Read More >

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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T​he ​Music-GSO (Graduate Student Oranization) sponsors grants for travel to an academic conference to present a composition, paper or a poster. To be eligible you must be enrolled as a graduate...Read More >

The Department of Music is a community that is often bursting with energy and life, and so it is difficult to face the reality of some of our treasured colleagues passing on from this life.

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Graduating seniors and faculty from the Department of Music, L-R: Andrew Weintraub (Prof., Chair), Alex Turnshek, Amy Williams (Assoc. Prof.), Natalie Rogers, Grant Watkiss, Chloe Wieczorek, Nicholas Amoscato, Eric Weaver, Jack McKenna, Stephen Magreni, John Goldsmith (Undergraduate Advisor), Jeremy Garcia, Rachel Mundy (Asst. Prof.), and Roger Zahab(Orch. Dir., Violin Inst.)

The Department of Music hosted a graduation brunch with senior undergraduates and their families to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2014. Guests enjoyed the offerings of Campus...Read More >

John Goldsmith (second row, left) with Heinz Chapel Choir Seniors during their recent Balkans tour

This spring John Goldsmith brought his storied career as Heinz Chapel Choir Director and musicianship lecturer to an inspiring close. On a balmy Sunday afternoon, current faculty and students,...Read More >

Neil Newton’s recent analytical article “An Aspect of Functional Harmony in Schoenberg's Early Post-Tonal Music” appears in the...Read More >

The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music makes its debut today (May 22) and Department of Music alumni and faculty are playing key roles. Alia Musica...Read More >

Berklee College of Music awarded the University of Pittsburgh...Read More >

Dr. Kofi J. S. Gbolonyo (PhD 2009) is an Assistant Professor of Music (in ethnomusicology) and the director of the African Ensemble at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music Eric Moe (photo by Mara Rago)

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Eric Moe Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, an endowed position held previously by Professor of...Read More >

Updated: Stream the entire Marylou Williams Cyber Symposium video below!

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh pianist and jazz legend Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) will be the focus of a...Read More >

At the recent Music Library Association’s annual conference in Atlanta the MLA Citation was awarded to James P. Cassaro, Head of the...Read More >

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