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Starts: July 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Fall 2016 Ensemble Auditions
Information regarding fall 2016 auditions for choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, orchestras, and opera theatre can be found at All School of Music ensembles are open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major.
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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Composition Commissioned by Capitol Quartet
Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. The work was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet, which includes Penn State faculty member David Stambler, with financial assistance from The Margot Music Fund. The composition can be heard on the quartet's most recent recording, Balance, produced by Blue Griffin Recordings. The six-movement suite imagines the four...
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Spring Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 9, 2016 in Esber Recital Hall. Seven students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and one student received an award recognizing cumulative achievements and contributions to the school. The Atherton Memorial Music Award was created to honor Helen Atherton Govier. It provides recognition to undergraduate music students in their second, third, or fourth years who are making...
Student Spotlight
Joseph Helinski

Congratulations to junior voice performance major Joseph Helinski, who won first place in the Junior Men Category at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Student Auditions. This annual voice competition,...

Faculty Spotlight
Jennifer Trost

Congratulations to Jennifer Trost, who has been named as the recipient of the 2016 College of Arts and Architecture Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring. The award is the result of a nomination process including recommendations written...

Alumni Spotlight
fouad fakhouri

Fouad Fakhouri (M.M.-Composition/Theory '97, M.M.-Orchestral Conducting '01) has served as music director and conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra since 2004. To honor his final concert with the orchestra, the Cumberland...