Department of Music

Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies

New Jazz Chair Brings Fresh Approach to Pitt

Nicole Mitchell, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, begins her first semester at Pitt with a revamped Jazz Week and big ideas for the future of the program.
Barson in a yellow jacket with gray lapels

Jazz Studies PhD Student Debuts New Opera

Reginald Veal playing bass

Jazz on The Hill: A Beloved Pitt Tradition

For 48 years, Pitt has invited international jazz artists to convene for a week of on-campus seminars and a popular concert at Carnegie Music Hall. But another high note of Jazz Week is the annual outreach activity in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
young man holding a microphone

Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands of people congregated Monday at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed Oct. 27 in Squirrel Hill.
Marjorie Tolsdorf in red coat standing on ice in front of buildings in Russia

Pitt Among Top Fulbright Grant Producers

The University of Pittsburgh is among only 16 institutions to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Geri Allen

Jazz Pianist, Composer Remembered as Passionate Performer and Educator

Internationally lauded musician Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies program, died on June 27.