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Monday, 9/19

 Percussion Extravaganza

Kresge Theatre

8 pm


Wednesday, 9/21

CMU Philharmonic

Carnegie Music Hall

8 pm


Thursday, 9/22

Byron Janis Convocation

Kresge Theatre 

1:30 pm


The Byron Janis Story Screening + Reception

Kresge Theatre

7 pm


Friday, 9/23

Byron Janis Masterclass

Kresge Theatre

3 pm


 CMU Philharmonic

 Wilkinsburg High School

8 pm


Full schedule for the 2011-2012 concert now available at!



Gino Barletta, former student,  has recently placed a song on Interscope recording artist JoJo's third studio album "Jumping Trains".  Gino is also currently teamed up in the studio with Grammy-nominated producer/writer/arranger Printz Board and finishing up his first original musical theater composition.  


Carson Cooman recently released his first album devoted to solo organ music.  The album, Wild Sunrises, is released by Raven Records.  


Elise Henkelman (BFA'12) was recently featured in The Times Leader / Abington Journal.  Read the full article.


Joel Herold (BFA'05), recently launched OperaPulse, the latest online resource for the opera world. 



River City Brass Band

9/7 - 9/11

Various locations


Chatham Music Program

Remembering 9/11 

September 11 at 3pm

Campbell Memorial Chapel



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September 5-11 2011

Welcome Class of 2015, Returning Students, Faculty and Patrons!

Summer is over, festivals are wrapping up, and the hallways of the College of Fine Arts are livelier than ever. The School of Music is pleased to welcome all new freshmen, transfer, graduate students, and all other returning students to CMU!

We would also like to welcome John Ito, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Daniel Teadt, Artist Lecturer in Voice, Henry Spinelli, Artist Lecturer in Piano, Matthew Bengtson, Artist Lecturer in Piano and Peter Guild, Artist Lecturer in Double Bass to the School of Music faculty.
For many of you, this month marks the start of a new chapter in your life. Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities the School of Music offers, such as masterclasses with world-renowned performers, one-on-one lessons with many of today's leading pedagogues, and recitals given by your peers. In addition to the School of Music's own performance offerings, do seek out and support the many performing arts organizations in Pittsburgh, many of which offer a greatly reduced rate for students! 
School of Music Announces 2011-2012 Concert Season


The Carnegie Mellon School of Music is thrilled to announce its 2011-2012 concert season!  Whether you are new to our series or a loyal patron, you are bound to discover an inspiring collection of ensembles and programs for a variety of musical tastes.  From the Philharmonic to Baroque Ensemble, from the Jazz Orchestra to fully-scaled opera productions, the Carnegie Mellon School of Music features some of the world's leading young musicians, boasting impeccable talents that have impressed, inspired, and enchanted audiences for 100 years. 


What's new this year, you may ask?  Where to start? In addition to our collection of ensembles and standard programming, we are presenting esteemed guest artists such as Byron Janis (piano), From the Top: Live with Host Christopher O'Riley (featuring our music preparatory students), plus a special Centennial Concert to commemorate our 100th Anniversary in 2012 (featuring a plethora of distinguished alumni and special guests).  In order to provide you with the best customer service and improved ticketing process, we are also now teaming up with Showclix for all of our ticketing needs for Carnegie Music Hall concerts and even offering a complete subscription package!  


For a complete listing of upcoming concerts and events visit and click on "Events."  We are also offering our first comprehensive season brochure which is available for download or by mail (look for your copy in the mail next week if you are on our mailing list, or sign up now).  We know you love music.  Let us share our music with you!  

More News of the School of Music's Faculty and Staff



Cyrus Forough, Professor of Violin, was recently featured on, which announced his forthcoming concert as part of the Music Institute of Chicago's 2011-2012 season.  He will perform a program including Bach's Chaconne, Beethoven's Sonata No. 6, and Prokofiev's Sonata No. 1.  Read the full article.  


Professor of Composition Nancy Galbraith's latest CD, Other Sun, was recently reviewed in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  "Pittsburgh native (Millvale) Nancy Galbraith's vibrant textures, bouncy rhythms and optimistic strains compellingly emerge here in works performed by the rock trio Cello Fury and flutist Stephen Schultz, her colleague at Carnegie Mellon University."  Read the full review.  





Noel Zahler, Head of School of Music, will premiere his original composition, Le miroir de l'ombre, for piano quartet, at the New Works Chamber Music Festival this month.  The festival runs September 11-16 at Symphony Space.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 212-864-5400.


One of the School of Music's design partners, Landesberg Design recently won 4 Awards of Excellence in the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition. Among the winning projects was the School of Music Viewbook

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