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Starts: March 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Starts: March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Starts: March 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Penn State Glee Club Kicks Off Dream Matching Challenge
When Chris Kiver, director of the Penn State Glee Club, revealed his dreams for the club during its 125th anniversary celebration in 2014, he never thought those dreams would become a reality. But former Glee Clubber Mike Helms (’68 B.S., ’74 M.S. Business) was listening. Within a few months, Helms and his wife, Martha, made the decision to offer a dollar-for-dollar match of any gift made to the Glee Club Endowment up to $50,000 between January 1 and April 30, 2015, or...
Pennsylvania Quintet
Pennsylvania Quintet Celebrates Anniversary with Composer Residency and Commission
Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Quintet, the faculty woodwind quintet of the School of Music, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2014. A concert to honor the anniversary will take place on April 12 at 4pm in Esber Recital Hall. The program includes a composition commissioned from Philadelphia-based composer Andrea Clearfield. Titled “Compass Kaleidoscope,” the work is based on five quilt patterns chosen by each individual member of the quintet. The composition will...
Graham Sanders
Sanders Appointed Visiting Artist-in-Residence
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of heldentenor Graham Sanders as visiting artist-in-residence, beginning spring 2015. Sanders, a native of Chichester, England, received diplomas from the London College of Music, and studied with distinguished faculty at the University of Cincinnati (William McGraw) and Indiana University (James King). His career was launched in 1990 when the Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Society recognized his talent and awarded him a major...
Student Spotlight
Gregory Drane

Congratulations to Gregory A. Drane, Ph. D. candidate in music education, who has had an article selected for publication in the Music Educators Journal, the primary journal of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). His...

Faculty Spotlight
Ann Clements

Ann Clements is an invited presenter at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association conference, held in San Antonio February 11-14. Clements will give four presentations at this large conference which typically draws over 26,000 attendees. The...

Alumni Spotlight
joseph kauffman, violin

Joseph Kauffman (B.M. '08) recently returned from a 40-day tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and a 15-day tour to Russia with the Philadelphia Virtuosi. He is currently a violin faculty member at the Nelly Berman School of Music...