A Conversation with Deane Root

Our guest for this episode of the Music at Pitt Podcast is Deane Root, the music department’s newest Professor, Emeritus. Deane recently retired from more jobs than most of us hold in a lifetime, including being the Director of the Center for American Music, the Fletcher Hodges, Jr. Curator for the Center for American Music, and Professor of Musicology for Pitt’s Department of Music where he served multiple terms as Chair.

Larissa Irizarry on Adriana Mater, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Janelle Monáe

Our guest for this episode of the Music at Pitt Podcast is musicology doctoral student Larissa Irizarry. Larissa is receiving significant recognition for her research into 21st-century opera and 1970s rock where she explores depictions of gender-based violence, interracial intimacy, and queer intimacy. She will be a Mellon Fellow in 2020–21 and was recently awarded Pitt’s Don O. Franklin Prize for Musicology for her paper on Kaija Saariaho’s opera Adriana Mater which explores rape-related pregnancy.

Conference Schedule

Music & Erotics

 University of Pittsburgh

22-23 February 2019


Friday, 22 February 2019

(Frick Fine Arts Auditorium)

            1:00 - 1:15 — Welcome, Opening Remarks

            1:15 - 2:45 — Historicizing/Glocalizing Music and Erotics —

                                    Chair: Andrew Weintraub