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Second Honors Music Institute a Success!
The Penn State School of Music was filled with talented high school aged students from 14 states, Guam and China for the second annual Honors Music Institute held July 13-19, 2014. After submitting YouTube video auditions, 88 students were selected to participate in the Chamber Choir, Piano, or Wind Ensemble programs. Students spent the week working with School of Music faculty and visiting guest...
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Bundy Announces Retirement
O. Richard Bundy, the man whose name has been associated with the Penn State Blue Band for more than 30 years, has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015. Bundy was a graduate assistant with the Blue Band from 1980-1983. He served as acting assistant director of the band from 1983 to 1987, when he was named assistant director. He was named director in 1996. In addition to directing the...
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Stravinsky book released July 10
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Maureen Carr on the release of her new book, After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925), published by Oxford University Press.  "The riot that erupted during the 1913 debut of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris has long been one of the most infamous and intriguing...
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...

Faculty Spotlight
Taylor greer
Congratulations to Dr. Greer, whose essay, “As Forte Goes By,” was published in a festschrift issue of the online music theory journal Gamut 6/2: A Music-Theoretical Matrix:...
Alumni Spotlight
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Ivan Hodge (B.M. ’98) was a featured violinist on the PBS special, ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ performing with recent American...