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Updated: Stream the entire Marylou Williams Cyber Symposium video below!

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh pianist and jazz legend Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) will be the focus of a cyber symposium hosted by the University of Pittsburgh—which will use Internet2 and PittNet to engage musicians and scholars around the country—from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 12.

The Diamante Trio, comprising Pitt instrumental instructors Mary Beth Malek (clarinet) and Paula Tuttle (cello) along with violinist Devin Arrington, will present a program titled Music of Spain and South America at Pitt Greensburg's Campana Chapel on February 15th at 4 p.m. The concert is part of Pitt's Year of Diversity and features music by Ginastera, Piazzola, Albinez, Vill

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of John Goldsmith on Thursday, February 2. John joined the Music Department faculty in 1989 and served for a quarter century as the beloved director of the Heinz Chapel Choir and teacher of musicianship.  He was the advisor for undergraduate music majors for many years.

Shalini Ayyagari has received a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) for her project, "Small Voices Sing Big Songs: A Transmedia Documentary Film Project." The AIIS Senior Research Fellowship is a  competitive and prestigious award for senior scholars conducting research in South Asia, allow

Congratulations to Amy Williams, who has been awarded a commission from the Koussevitsky Foundation to create a new work for soprano Tony Arnold and JACK Quartet.

Mathew Rosenblum was a featured composer and lecturer at the fifth annual China-ASEAN Music Week in Nanning. Sponsored by Guangxi Arts University, the festival brought together composers and performers from South East Asia, Europe and the US for 21 concerts and 5 cultural exchange sessions.

Pittsubrgh Tribune Review classical music critic Mark Kanny highlighted the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Season in the most recent A&E update. Kanny noted that,

Eric Moe is one of 25 artists from around the world selected for the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center. The distinguished group includes artists working in a range of musical genres, from new music to jazz, improvisation to television theme music.

Voice Instructor Claudia Pinza was the recipient of the Renaissance Award during the Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas XXXII Gala. The gala took place at  the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District on May 14.

Amy Williams has been awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Goddard Lieberson Fellowships, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation, are given to mid-career composers of exceptional gifts. Williams is one of two Lieberson recipients for this year.

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