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Firebird Ensemble recently released an album devoted to music by Professor of composition and theory Eric Moe. The CD, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, takes its name from one of the...Read More >

This fall, Dr. Neil Newton joined the Department of Music as a lecturer in music theory. Tasked with leading both graduate seminars in analysis and undergraduate core theory classes, Newton’s...Read More >

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...Read More >

Nathan Davis, Professor of Music, Emeritus and founder of the Department of Music’s Jazz Studies Program was awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2013...Read More >

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...Read More >

Ravi Coltrane (Photo credit: Deborah Feingold)

Born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, John Coltrane was always surrounded by music. His father played several instruments sparking Coltrane’s study of E-flat horn and clarinet....Read More >

Excitement is building about the 43rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert! One of our guest artists will be the fabulous jazz singer, composer, and arranger Carmen Lundy!

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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen (MA 1982, ethnomusicology) has stepped in as Director of Pitt’s Jazz Seminar and Concert, now in its 43rd year. Allen is...Read More >

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...Read More >

On Friday, September 6, the Pitt Arts Arts Festival will take place at the William Pitt Union from noon–5:30 p.m. This year, the Arts Festival...Read More >

Albany Records has released Crossings, a CD of music by Assitant Professor of Music Amy Williams. The CD takes its title from...Read More >

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...Read More >

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...Read More >

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...Read More >

Back, L-R: Brandon Schatzki, Ross Kriegsman, Christopher Sheldon, Nicholas Stamatakis, Andrew Head. Front, L-R: Michael Nakon, Evelyn McCoy, Yingzhen Han, Samuel Siskind, Forrest Guilfoile

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...Read More >

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