Pittsburgh Music History
Remembering the Pittsburgh Musical Institute
Read about the music school where Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Vivian Reed, Earl Wild and many others received training in music theory, composition, instrumental performance, and voice. PMI headquartered in Oakland had annual enrollments 2000 undergrad and grad students at its Bellefield Avenue school along with programs for children at its 28 branch studios throughout Western. Pa. from 1915 to 1963.