The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: September 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall
Starts: September 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
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Penn State to Host CIC Music Education Conference
The Penn State School of Music will host the annual CIC conference for music education faculty and doctoral students on October 8-10, 2014. The meeting, coordinated and hosted by a different CIC institution each year, brings together faculty members and students from the 13 Big Ten member institutions offering music education degree programs. The theme of the conference is "Music Education Communities: Within and Beyond the Four Walls.”  Keynote speakers include Kyle Bowen,...
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New Degree Option Announced
The Penn State School of Music is pleased to begin offering the Bachelor of Arts degree with an option in Music Technology. This new degree option is available to current students and to those pursuing acceptance beginning fall 2015.   Students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Arts-Music Technology must first audition for acceptance into the School of Music. Four semesters of music courses and general education courses in calculus, physics, musical acoustics, and computer science should...
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Announcing New Radio Program
In partnership with WPSU-FM, the Penn State School of Music is pleased to announce that its performances will be featured in a monthly one-hour radio program titled "In Performance at Penn State." Using a similar format to the popular "Performance Today" produced by American Public Media, each one-hour show will include a potpourri of solo, chamber music, and ensemble performances by Penn State faculty and students. WPSU's Kristine Allen will serve as producer,...
Student Spotlight
Rebekah Mackley

Rebekah Mackley has been awarded the music education area's award for "excellence in scholarship"  in honor of her work on projects associated with her music education classes throughout her undergraduate career. She will...

Faculty Spotlight
Maureen Carr
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Maureen Carr for receiving an award from the Otto Kinkeldey Endowment of the American Musicological Society (AMS) in support of her forthcoming book from Oxford University Press titled After the Rite:...
Alumni Spotlight
Zachary Cairns

Zachary Cairns ('00 B.S., '03 M.A.) received first prize in a contest sponsored by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) for his composition titled Two Pieces for Baritone Saxophone and Percussion. The award comes with financial...