Welcome to The Music at Pitt Podcast. Produced and hosted by Philip Thompson, the podcast features insightful conversation with University of Pittsburgh Department of Music faculty, students, and alumni on any aspect of music you can imagine and probably some you haven't.
Three Seniors on Their Capstone Projects
For this episode of the podcast we feature three of our graduating seniors: Jordan Bender (pictured), Walt Yang, and David Zahniser. Jordan, Walt, and David are going to talk to us about their Senior Capstone Projects which, as you might imagine, are...
Michael Heller on the Jazz and Culture Geri Allen Issue
Our guest for this episode of the podcast is Michael Heller, Associate Professor of Music for the Department of Music and editor of the journal Jazz and Culture published by University of Illinois Press. He’s the author of Loft Jazz: Improvising New...
Rizky Sasono on Indie Music in Late New Order Indonesia
Our guest for this episode of the podcast is Rizky Sasono, a PhD student in ethnomusicology and a singer/songwriter who has performed around the world with his band Risky Summerbee and the Honeythief. He is also a member of a Teater Garasi/Garasi...
Eric Moe Discusses the Music of J.H. Kwabena Nketia and Akin Euba
Our guest for this episode of the Music at Pitt podcast is composer/pianist Eric Moe, the University of Pittsburgh’s Andrew Mellon Professor of Music and co-director of Music on the Edge. He is a composer of what the New York Times calls "music of...
Lee Caplan on Jazz and Aesthetics
Our guest for this episode of the Music at Pitt Podcast is Jazz Studies PhD student Lee Caplan. Lee is researching Jazz Aesthetics with a focus on 18th-century philosopher Edmund Burke’s ideas of the sublime and how those in turn connect to theological...
Pitt Ensemble Directors on Making Music During the Pandemic
This episode of the Music at Pitt Podcast is a very special one as it will include as many of our ensemble directors as could possibly be here talking about the projects they and their students have been working on over the course of the semester. We...
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