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The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017

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.

February 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Stephan Pennington, Assistant Professor of Music at Tufts University.

A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who will be enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in September of 2017.  The scholarship is divided between the fall and spring terms. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of performing ability as demonstrated by an audition video file or CD.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review gives an extensive preview of the 46th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert. According to Trib writier Bob Karlovits,

Jazz Studies doctoral candidate John Bagnato’s presentation at the International Conference of the BluesThe Half Ain’t Never Been Told: Blindness & Blues in the Race Record Evangelists, 1926-1929” was selected as the winner of the third Luther Brown Prize.

September 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

Get in the mood for the 46th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert with an Open Jazz Jam Session at Nordy's. All Pitt students are welcome to perform!

A talented group of international jazz musicians will convene on the University of Pittsburgh campus Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 for the 46th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the country. Visit our Jazz Seminar homepage to find about this year’s lineup of outstanding artists.

November 5, 2016 - 7:30pm

A talented group of international jazz musicians will convene on the University of Pittsburgh campus Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 for the 46th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the country.

April 12, 2016 - 8:00pm

Hear a performance by the Chamber Jazz Class at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

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