Musicology

In Memoriam: Sara Casey

We are saddened to share the news that adjunct faculty member and alumna Dr. Sara Gibbs Casey passed away on May 8, 2018.  Sara earned her PhD in 2003, with dissertation on Songs for the PeregriniPropers for Irish Saints as found in Continental Manuscripts from the Middle Ages, advised by the late professor Mary S. Lewis.

Bryan S. Wright Nominated for Grammy

Bryan S. Wright (PhD 2016), a pianist and instructor in the University of Pittsburgh's Music Department, has been nominated for a Grammy Award by the Recording Academy for his liner notes accompanying the 3-CD set The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin played by pianist Richard Dowling (Rivermont Records, 2017). Scott Joplin (b. 1867/8–d. 1917) was an American composer, notable for his many piano rags, waltzes, marches, and for his two operas. Wright and Dowling co-produced the new recording in celebration of this year's 150th anniversary of Scott Joplin's birth.