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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 >

Jonghee Kang with Tong Soon Lee (PhD 1998)

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...Read More >

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...Read More >

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.

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