Sounds of Steel

Beginning in 2000, the Steelpan program began as an enrichment option for middle and high school students. It was in the first year that UP steelpan students had the opportunity to perform in Tribute to Harry Belafonte and Gordon Parks, Jr. at Carnegie Music Hall. Since then, the students have performed at various community events and organizations including the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Afro American Music Institute, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA.