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Lecture Series

Lectures from Pitt's Department of Music

Each semester the Department of Music presents a series of lectures featuring scholars, composers, and performers who are leaders in their fields. All lectures are free to the public. For more information call 412-624-4125 or e-mail concerts@pitt.edu.

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Spring 2017 Lectures

Orlando Jacinto GarciaOrlando Jacinto Garcia Discusses His Recent Compositions
Friday, January 13, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free

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Daniel GoldmarkDaniel Goldmark on UPA and Modernist Cartoon Music
Friday, February 3, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free

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Fall 2016 Lectures

Scot BrownScot Brown on "The Blues Futurism of Roger Troutman and Zapp"
Friday, December 2, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free

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Spring 2015 Lectures

Mohammed FairouzMohammed Fairouz: Sumeida’s Song
Friday, January 16, 4 p.m.

132 Music Building

Free

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robert O. BeahrsRobert O. Beahrs (University of Pittsburgh)
“Ideologies of Nomadism in Post-Soviet Tuva’s Traditional Music Scenes”

Friday, February 20, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free

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grant image 1“The Passions in Print: Musical Taxonomies and the First Death of Affect Theory”
Roger Mathew Grant (Wesleyan University)
Friday, March 27, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free 

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Fall 2014 Lectures

Laura KaminskyLaura Kaminsky on Making As One: a chamber opera for two voices portraying one transgender protagonist
Friday, October 17, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free

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Spring 2014 Lectures

Anthony ColemanComposer-Pianist-Conductor Anthony Coleman Discusses His Music
Friday, February 21, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building
Free 

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Martin BoykanCanceled: Composer Martin Boykan on his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Friday, February 28, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building, Free

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Meinjtes-image-1“The Crossing: World Music and Zulu Ngoma at Home”
Louise Meintjes (Duke University)
Friday, March 21, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building, Free
Co-sponsored by African Studies Program

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guthrie ramsey“The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs”
Guthrie Ramsey (University of Pennsylvania)
Friday, March 28, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building, Free
Co-sponsored by Center on Race and Social Problems, Cultural studies, Department of History, Humanities Center

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meg and chris album cover“Doin’ Queer Time with Meg and Cris: Irony and Affect in Present-Day Reception of Women’s Music.”
Tes
Slominski  (Beloit College)
Friday, April 11, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building, Free 

Co-sponsored by Women's Studies Program

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Fall 2013 Lectures

walser-150Why Are There So Many Songs?
Dr. Robert Walser (Case Western Reserve University)

September 27, 2013 - 4 p.m.

132 Music Building

Free
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and Cultural Studies

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Neil Newton“The Inner Life of Harmonies: An Examination of the Middle Voice in Pop, Classical, and Early Post-Tonal Music”
Neil Newton (University of Pittsburgh)
Friday, October 11, 4 p.m.
132 Music Building 

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Ryan Skinner“Music as Biopolitical Culture in Contemporary Mali”
Ryan Skinner (Ohio State University)
Thursday, October 17, 2 p.m.
302 Music Building 

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Carol Zimmerman“Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Representation and Appropriation”
Carol Silverman (University of Oregon)
Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.
132 Music Building
Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies,
Department of Anthropology, and Cultural Studies 

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