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Starts: January 12, 2015 - 9:30am
Ends: Jan 16 2015 - 5:00pm
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Starts: January 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Starts: January 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Graham Sanders
Sanders Appointed Visiting Artist-in-Residence
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of heldentenor Graham Sanders as visiting artist-in-residence, beginning spring 2015. Sanders, a native of Chichester, England, received diplomas from the London College of Music, and studied with distinguished faculty at the University of Cincinnati (William McGraw) and Indiana University (James King). His career was launched in 1990 when the Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Society recognized his talent and awarded him a major...
Burt Fenner
Scholarship Created in Memory of Burt Fenner
The children of Burt Fenner have established the Burt L. Fenner Scholarship in Music Composition in his memory, to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music. Fenner, who died in October 2013, was a longtime faculty member in the School of Music, teaching composition, theory and electronic music until his retirement in 1994. According to Fenner’s son, William, he and his sister, Deborah, wanted to establish the...
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Brewster Scholarship Winners Named
Flutist Ammi Lopez and clarinetist Rachael Hendricks, both seniors pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree, were recently awarded the Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Penn State School of Music. Created in memory of Marjorie Jane Brewster (’61 B.A. Arts) by her father, the late R. Wallace Brewster (’28 B.A. Arts and Letters and ’30 M.A. Political Science), the scholarship is awarded based on competition to...
Student Spotlight
josh long

Congratulations to music education graduate student Joshua Long, whose research titled "Finding Retention in Community Music Ensemble Participants" was published in the autumn 2014 issue of...

Faculty Spotlight
Velvet Brown

Congratulations to tuba/euphonium professor Velvet Brown, who plays tuba in the Stiletto Brass Quintet. The quintet and its members have been named as a Buffet Group Artist Ensemble. The announcement and a profile on Professor Brown appears in...

Alumni Spotlight
Zachary Cairns

Zachary Cairns ('00 B.S., '03 M.A.) received first prize in a contest sponsored by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) for his composition titled Two Pieces for Baritone Saxophone and Percussion. The award comes with financial...