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percussion ensemble I
Starts: October 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
trouble in tahiti cast
Starts: October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Ends: Oct 30 2016 - 2:00pm
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Starts: October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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School of Music Seeks New Director
The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Music. The College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader who will exemplify transparency, energy and intellectual rigor. The Director of the School of Music will work with faculty, staff, students and the community to build on the School’s many strengths while seeking new strategic opportunities. Penn State School of Music The...
Mark Ballora
Professor Publishes Music Technology Text with Oxford University Press
Professor Mark Ballora has published a new book with Oxford University Press. Designed for introductory courses in electronic music and multimedia, Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts presents the fundamental concepts of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, digital audio, audio recording, and communication among devices via the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Open Sound Control (OSC). The textbook includes: a thorough introduction to acoustics and the...
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2016-17 Application and Audition Information
Thank you for your interest in the Penn State School of Music! Penn State music students have the best of all possible worlds. They are part of an intimate environment offering outstanding instruction in programs that foster exceptional performers, scholars, and teachers. At the same time, they are a part of a world-class University offering an unparalleled breadth of programs and activities for students of all interests. Our audition dates for the 2016-17 school year are:...
Student Spotlight
Lindsay Fulcher

Ph.D. candidate Lindsay Fulcher has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of string education at the University of Northern Colorado, beginning fall 2016. She will be collaborating with music education and string faculty to...

Faculty Spotlight
Darrin Thornton

Congratulations to music education faculty member Darrin Thornton for his election to the Steering Committee of the the MayDay Group. The MayDay Group is an international think-tank of music educators which aims to identify, critique, and change...

Alumni Spotlight
Dennis Malfatti

Dennis Malfatti (’98 M.M. choral conducting) conducted the New England Symphonic Ensemble and a massed choir made up of selected choirs from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana at Carnegie Hall in June 2016. The program included...