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School Debuts New Concert Series September 9
The Penn State School of Music is proud to introduce the Spotlight Concert Series, five performances throughout the school year featuring its outstanding faculty performers collaborating in varied and intriguing combinations of instruments and repertoires. Based on the highly successful Wednesday night concerts performed as part of the "Music at Penn’s Woods Summer Orchestra Festival," the Spotlight concerts will include multiple soloists and small ensembles, performing music...
Orpheus Singers
Auditions Now Open for Orpheus Singers
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is looking to recruit new members. Founded and conducted by faculty member Christopher Kiver, the choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, at the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, presented by Penn State in 2013. In December, 2015,...
Eric Bush and Greg Drane
Eric Bush Joins Blue Band As Assistant Director
The Penn State Blue Band has added Dr. Eric Bush to its staff as an assistant director, according to a release from the band. Bush, who recently completed his doctorate degree at the University of Iowa and who served as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeye Marching Band, will join Dr. Carter Biggers and several graduate assistants under director Greg Drane. Drane is entering his first season as director of the Blue Band, taking over for Richard Bundy, who retired in June 2015. As an...
Student Spotlight
Corie Auger

Congratulations to second-year graduate voice student Corie Auger for being named the winner of the 2015 Penn State Graduate Exhibition (Performance Option). Corie performed for the Penn State community on March 20 in Esber Recital Hall, singing...

Faculty Spotlight
Vincent Benitez
Congratulations to theory professor Vincent P. Benitez on the recent publication of his article about the organ music of Dieterich Buxtehude, "Buxtehude's Passacaglia Principle," in...
Alumni Spotlight
Aaron Magaro

Congratulations to Aaron Magaro (BME '11), who has been named the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Music Educator Award by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). Aaron was honored during the PMEA Awards Breakfast on...