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Starts: September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Starts: September 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Chamber Orchestra
Starts: October 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Penn Staters Attend Conducting Workshop in Bulgaria
Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in Sofía, Bulgaria, July 25 – August 5. Lastra and Farrand were two of twenty-eight participants selected to receive conducting training and critique from world-renowned conductors and faculty. “This workshop is excellent,” said Lastra, who...
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Two Music Ed. Students to Present Research in England
An undergraduate student and a graduate student in music education have been invited to present their research at the "Spirituality and Music Education (SAME)" conference, December 10-11, 2017, in London, U.K. Senior Olivia Dowd will present "The Culture of Care and Empathy in Music and Music Education," a paper based on her honors thesis. From Pittsburgh, PA, Olivia served as historian of the Penn State Blue Band as well as president of Penn State’s Collegiate...
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New Voice Teacher Joins Faculty
The Penn State School of Music welcomes soprano Amy Petrongelli as a new voice teacher. She will begin her duties in fall 2017. Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. Most recently, she premiered the role of Margie in Laura Kaminsky's opera, Some Light Emerges with the Houston Grand Opera. Other highlighted solo performances include an art song recital for the...
Student Spotlight
Marissa Works

Rising junior music education student Marissa Works has received an internship from the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts for summer 2017. She will work in the center's Education: Changing Education Through the Arts program (CETA), which...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ballora

Congratulations to music technology professor Mark Ballora, who is the co-recipient of two $50,000 interdisciplinary seed grants awarded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and the Gulf Research Program. These...

Alumni Spotlight
Alex Meixner

Alex Meixner ('01 M.M.-trumpet) is currently appearing in a national commerical for Hormel...