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Featured Performances and Events
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Penn State Goes to Hershey!
The Penn State School of Music will again have a large presence at this year's Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in Hershey March 26-28. Please make sure to reconnect with alumni at the Penn State reception and exhibit (No. 78), and support your former professors and future alumni by attending their sessions and performances! Thursday, March 26 8:30 -  Performance: Trombone Choir, conducted by Mark Lusk 10:45 - "Words - It’s Not What We Sing, it’s How...
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Mark Ballora to Discuss Sonification in Research Unplugged Series
The Penn State speaker series Research Unplugged launches its spring season on March 19 with six speakers poised to share their expertise with local residents. Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology, will present “Seeing with Your Ears: Visualizing Data with Sound” on April 23. In partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library, Research Unplugged talks are held in the library's Downsbrough Community Room on six consecutive Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m....
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Trombone Choir to Perform at American Trombone Workshop
The Penn State Trombone Choir has been invited to appear as a featured ensemble at the 2015 "American Trombone Workshop," sponsored by the United States "Pershing's Own" Army Band in Washington, D.C. The performance will occur on March 21 at 4:00 p.m. and will feature many of the members of the 24-member ensemble, along with guest artist alumni including Tom Riccobono, Bruce Tychinski, and special guest Christopher Bill. The repertoire will feature music by Jack Stamp,...
Student Spotlight
Emily Karosas

Congratulations to second year graduate student Emily Karosas, who won First Place in the Strings Division of the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Young Artist’s Competition in Las Vegas...

Faculty Spotlight
Rob Nairn

Congratulations to Robert Nairn who has been named Distinguished Professor of Music by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. He is one of 16 faculty members University-wide to receive the honor in 2015. 


Alumni Spotlight
Kelly Detwiler and the Altoona Lion

Congratulations to Kelly A. Detwiler (B.S.-Music Education '90) who was named the 2014 Outstanding Music Education Alumni Award winner.

Detwiler serves as director of orchestras at Altoona Area High School and Altoona Area Junior High...