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‘A waiting game’: Music groups navigate campus COVID-19 restrictions

The Pitt Symphony Orchestra gathered via Zoom on Wednesday for its first rehearsal.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

September 1, 2020

Various music groups on campus face a challenging year in terms of access to spaces, equipment and each other’s company due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but many plan to utilize their living spaces and recording technologies to safely create pandemic-era virtual audio experiences for listeners.

A Starr is born: John Starr, beatboxer and Beinecke winner

John Starr, a junior studying linguistics, English and Persian, was selected as one of 18 recipients across the United States of the Beinecke Scholarship.

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

While preparing backstage for a high-level a cappella competition March 30, John Starr got an email that changed his life — out of 90 candidates from across the United States, he was one of 18 students who received the prestigious Beinecke scholarship.

Pitt student choirs unite for Fall Showcase

Four of Pitt's choirs will combine their talents into one show this Sunday.  Photo courtesy of Heinz Chapel Choir

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Rarely together under the same roof, Pitt’s four student choirs will join forces and voices for this weekend’s Fall Showcase. The Pitt Men’s Glee Club, Pantherhythms, Women’s Choral Ensemble and Heinz Chapel Choir — all of the faculty-directed choirs on campus — will perform a free show Sun...

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