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Starts: August 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Starts: August 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Starts: September 2, 2016 - 3:30pm
Max Zorin playing the violin
Violin Professor Releases CD
Penn State violin professor Max Zorin and collaborator Vincent Balse released Mack the Knife in August 2016, Available on CD Baby, the downloadable CD includes 5 tracks from Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera arranged by Zorin and Balse, as well as music by Prokofiev and Gershwin. Zorin’s video of Mack the Knife was released in 2015, a project sponsored by a grant from the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) and the College of Arts and Architecture. The video is...
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Partners in Music Collaboration Receives National Award
A School of Music outreach program, Partners in Music, has received the "Robby D. Gunstream Education in Music Award" from the College Music Society. The purpose of the award is to recognize established and on-going, imaginative and effective programs of engagement by higher education music faculty members that further education in music with local or area organizations (e.g., schools, civic associations, faith organizations). The award comes with a cash prize which will be...
marko marcinko
New Director of Jazz Studies Announced
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Marko Marcinko as Director of Jazz Studies, beginning fall 2016. During his years in the music industry, Marcinko has worked as a freelance musician playing drum set, percussion, piano/keyboards, bass guitar, and trombone. He has also served as a studio session player, arranger, musical director, and producer for numerous commercial jingles, indie-films and off-Broadway, club and theater engagements. He has also worked with...
Student Spotlight
Lisa Marie Rogali

Senior Lisa Marie Rogali has been selected as the speaker for the 2016 College of Arts and Architecture's commencement ceremony. She is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music education. Post-graduation, Lisa plans to attend the...

Faculty Spotlight
Timothy Deighton

Congratulations to Timothy Deighton who has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Viola Society's "Maurice W. Riley Award." Started in 1993, the award recognizes distinguished contributions to the viola in teaching,...

Alumni Spotlight
chris brown holding a trombone

Christopher Brown ('12 M.M.-trombone) will make his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2016 as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet. The recital will feature a world premiere of a quartet written by New York-based composer Sheila Silver, and we...