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Featured Performances and Events
Pennsylvania Quintet
PA Quintet Performs at Millenium Cafe
In an effort to bring the arts and the sciences together, the Millennium Science Complex’s Millennium Café hosted both the Pennsylvania Quintet and geoscientist Richard Alley at its January 26 event. This is the first time that musicians have been invited to participate in this weekly program usually focused on science and technology. Café organizer Josh Stapleton aims to raise awareness among attendees about what others are studying around campus, as well as providing...
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Apply for the 2016 Honors Music Institute
Occurring July 17-23, the Penn State Honors Music Institute is one of the most exciting of its kind for talented high school musicians. The Institute is an intensive, week long immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the most exciting summer music camps of 2016, specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Piano and Wind Ensemble. Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2016 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in...
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Piano Professor Emeritus Receives Rave Review for Beethoven CDs
Piano professor emeritus Steven Smith's monumental CD recording project titled "Piano Masterworks of Beethoven" has received a laudatory review by American Record Guide, the country's oldest and most prestigious classical music review magazine.  The 11-CD set includes all 32 Beethoven sonatas and the Diabelli Variations, as well as Bagatelles Op. 126, and Rondos Op. 51. All were recorded during live performances at Penn State between 2009 and 2012. For information...
Student Spotlight
Blythe Walker in a coat

“This is my second act and I’m going to make the most of it.”

So declared Blythe Walker, a graduate student in the Penn State School of Music’s voice pedagogy program. Walker’s second act comes nearly 30 years...

Faculty Spotlight
Rob Nairn

Congratulations to Robert Nairn who is a recipient of the University's 2015 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement. The medal was awarded at a luncheon on April 15. Nairn, an internationally recognized performer and teacher...

Alumni Spotlight
John carpenter

John Carpenter (B.A. '14) recently performed in the world premiere of South Pole, an opera by Miroslav Srnka which was commissioned by the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany.

The world premiere was conducted by General...