Arts & Culture/Bloggin’ With Pitt’s Music Department

Issue Date: 
September 17, 2007


An up-close-and-personal look at Pitt’s Department of Music is now available through the department’s new blog:

Music is one of the first Pitt departments to post a blog on its University home page. “It’s a much more dynamic way of distributing information, and frankly, one that most of our students are completely accustomed to,” says Phil Thompson, the department’s communications coordinator.

Music’s blog includes a TV interview with Pitt professor Andrew Weintraub and updates on performances, auditions, and rehearsals; visitors to the blog can not only read about upcoming performances, but interact electronically with the performers. Mellon Fellow J. S. Kofi Gbolonyo plans to post updates on his research as he travels the world, and Thompson plans to include audio and video recordings of music department events and, eventually, podcasts. RSS feeds are available.

The department’s students enjoy posting privileges, to spread the word about their upcoming gigs and other news. And, says Thompson, the blog will give prospective Pitt music students a fuller look at opportunities available to them here on campus as well as abroad.