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Featured Performances and Events
orpheus singers
Announcing Auditions for Bach "Magnificat"
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is auditioning new members. Founded and conducted by Penn State faculty member Christopher Kiver, the 32-voice choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Most recently, the Orpheus Singers joined forces...
David Frego
David Frego Named Director of School of Music
David Frego, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Music, effective July 1, 2017. Frego, who is the Roland K. Blumberg Professor of Music at UTSA, has been at the university since 2008. He previously served as associate director and associate professor in the School of Music at Ohio State University. “I'm thrilled to join the music faculty at Penn State. I look forward to...
Old Main
Music Minors Win Top Awards in Sciences
Proving that Penn State students can do it all – and do all of it well -  music performance minors Jacob Cordell and Sylvia Biscoveanu have been named the winners of Penn State’s most prestigious awards given in the sciences. Jacob and Sylvia are co-recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship. These awards are provided by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), founded by the astronauts participating in the Mercury 7 space program, to recognize undergraduate students who excel...
Student Spotlight
Abigail Koehler

Graduating senior Abigail Koehler has been named as the College of Arts and Architecture's student marshal for the commencement ceremony on May 6. She will be accompanied by trombone professor Mark L. Lusk...

Faculty Spotlight
Mary Saunders-Barton
Congratulations to Professor Mary Saunders-Barton for receiving the College of Arts and Architecture's 2017 Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring.
Alumni Spotlight
Diana Shull
Diana Shull (’15 PPC-cello) recently completed a concert tour to China as a member of the German Film Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Christiane Silber. The tour included performances in ten cities in China, including a...