The Music at Pitt Podcast

Three Seniors on Their Capstone Projects

April 08, 2021 Pitt's Department of Music Season 2 Episode 13
The Music at Pitt Podcast
Three Seniors on Their Capstone Projects
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The Music at Pitt Podcast
Three Seniors on Their Capstone Projects
Apr 08, 2021 Season 2 Episode 13
Pitt's Department of Music

For this episode of the podcast we feature three of our graduating seniors: Jordan Bender (pictured), Walt Yang, and David Zahniser. Jordan, Walt, and David are going to talk to us about their Senior Capstone Projects which, as you might imagine, are projects designed to capture what students have accomplished as Music Majors. 

Walt and Jordan are performing full solo recitals that will be livestreamed on the Music at Pitt YouTube Channel. Walt’s piano recital will stream on April 9 a 7 p.m. and Jordan’s percussion recital will stream on April 17 at 7 p.m. 

David is creating an album, featuring six of his favorite Disney songs from his childhood, where he tells the story of life as a student during the pandemic from the beginning up until now 

David will also talk with us about his album of original jazz based on research into Jewish and African-American communities residing in Pittsburgh’s Hill District from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s. That project, titled The Crossroads, was supported by a Brackenridge Fellowship. 

Walt Yang’s Recital Livestream - Friday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Jordan Bender’s Recital Livestream - Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m.

David Zahniser’s The Crossroads

Show Notes

For this episode of the podcast we feature three of our graduating seniors: Jordan Bender (pictured), Walt Yang, and David Zahniser. Jordan, Walt, and David are going to talk to us about their Senior Capstone Projects which, as you might imagine, are projects designed to capture what students have accomplished as Music Majors. 

Walt and Jordan are performing full solo recitals that will be livestreamed on the Music at Pitt YouTube Channel. Walt’s piano recital will stream on April 9 a 7 p.m. and Jordan’s percussion recital will stream on April 17 at 7 p.m. 

David is creating an album, featuring six of his favorite Disney songs from his childhood, where he tells the story of life as a student during the pandemic from the beginning up until now 

David will also talk with us about his album of original jazz based on research into Jewish and African-American communities residing in Pittsburgh’s Hill District from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s. That project, titled The Crossroads, was supported by a Brackenridge Fellowship. 

Walt Yang’s Recital Livestream - Friday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Jordan Bender’s Recital Livestream - Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m.

David Zahniser’s The Crossroads