The College of Arts and Architecture
Sarah Watts
Dr. Sarah Watts Joins Faculty
Beginning Fall 2015, the School of Music welcomes Sarah Watts to the faculty as an assistant professor in the music education area. Watts is a specialist in early childhood and elementary music education, with a particular interest in Orff Schulwerk pedagogy.  She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Penn State, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she studied with Patricia Shehan Campbell.   She has taught for several years in early...
Steven Hankle
School Welcomes New Faculty Member Steven Hankle
The Penn State School of Music welcomes Steven Hankle as assistant professor of choral music and music education, effective Fall 2015. He will teach undergraduate choral conducting, choral music education classes, and conduct the Penn State University Choir. An active clinician, Hankle has worked with secondary school choirs throughout northern and central Florida.    An active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association of Music Educators (...
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Spring 2015 Scholarship Competition Winners
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 19, 2015. Six students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and two students received awards recognizing their 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 a significant...
Student Spotlight
chris ballentine

Senior music education student Christopher Ballentine has been named as one of five Penn State seniors to receive the University’s 2015 John W. Oswald Award. Established in 1983, the award annually recognizes graduating seniors who have...

Faculty Spotlight
Congratulations to flute professor Naomi Seidman who received the 2015 College of Arts and Architecture "Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring."
Alumni Spotlight
Aaron Magaro

Congratulations to Aaron Magaro (BME '11), who has been named the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Music Educator Award by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). Aaron will be honored during the PMEA Awards Breakfast on...