Assistant professor of composition Amy Williams recently completed a one-month residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center on Lake Como, Italy. While there, she composed First Lines for the Italian duo of Andrea Ceccomori (flute) and Emanuele Arciuli (piano). She is also one of just five local artists selected to receive an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. She will use the funding to partially finance a tour of Argentina with her piano duo in November 2006. This tour will include the South American premiere of her piece Abstracted Art I and II.