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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Studies include performance, music history, theory, aural skills. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz), music history, basic conducting, music business, music technology, sound design. Bachelor of Science. Four years. In music education (including approaches of Kodály, Orff, Dalcroze), music therapy.
Master of Music. In performance, sacred music (including choral conducting, choral arranging).
Artist Diploma. For advanced performance.
A private Catholic university founded by the Spiritans Order, tracing its history back to 1878. The School of Music, founded in 1926, is an All-Steinway School. It runs a full opera program in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Opera at the University. A particular strength is the guitar program, with full degree programs in guitar and electric bass. An Alexander Technique program is offered to all students. Facilities include state-of-the-art electronic and recording studios, 50 practice rooms and numerous teaching studios and specially-equipped classrooms. There are eight pipe organs on campus. The library holds collections of manuscripts of folk music from eastern Europe, together with costumes and plucked stringed instruments of that region, as well as the Boys Town Collection of Sacred Music, and the Jean Langlais Collection of French organ music. The Naxos Music Library holds over 75,000 titles. Tamburitzans, a university student folk performing group emphasizing the music and dance of eastern Europe, gives regular concerts throughout the USA; it also is responsible for the production and distribution of recordings and materials. The Tamburitzans library contains much specialised information on the folklore of Eastern Europe and North Asia and also holds a costume and instrument collection. The School runs a community music school (the City Music Centre) providing music tuition to young children and interested adults. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.