Featured Performances and Events


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Trombone Choir Invited to Perform at International Festival
The Penn State Trombone Choir has been invited to perform at the Eastman School of Music's International Trombone Festival in June 2014. Now in its 43rd year, this is the premier trombone conference in the United States and features performances by many of the world's finest trombonists. The festival occurs in Rochester, New York. The Trombone Choir will perform two concerts on...
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Commencement Marshals Named
Congratulations to Laura Brown and John Livingston who have been named student marshals for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2014 commencement ceremony on May 10. Student marshals are chosen based on their cumulative grade point averages. From Erie, College of Arts and Architecture marshal Laura Brown has completed bachelor's degrees in both Music and Russian as well as a Master of...
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New Faculty Member Appointed
The School of Music is pleased to welcome José Ramón Méndez as a member of the piano faculty, beginning fall 2014. Described as “an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power” and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid, as “the Spanish pianist of his generation,” José Ramón Méndez is one of the most exciting Spanish pianists on the concert scene today...

Student Spotlight

John Carpenter

Senior John Carpenter (B.A. piano) has been chosen as one of eight singers to join the young artist program at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) in Munich, Germany. His work in...

Faculty Spotlight

Music Education professor Robert Gardner served as one of three adjudicators for the 2014 Florida Orchestra Association State Performance Assessment. The adjudication team evaluated 31 high school...

Alumni Spotlight

maria Arrua

Maria Arrua ('13 M.M. violin) has been invited to participate in Project Inclusion for the summer 2014 season of the Grant Park Orchestra (Chicago, IL).