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David Frego
David Frego Named Director of School of Music
David Frego, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Music, effective July 1, 2017. Frego, who is the Roland K. Blumberg Professor of Music at UTSA, has been at the university since 2008. He previously served as associate director and associate professor in the School of Music at Ohio State University. “I'm thrilled to join the music faculty at Penn State. I look forward to...
Old Main
Music Minors Win Top Awards in Sciences
Proving that Penn State students can do it all – and do all of it well -  music performance minors Jacob Cordell and Sylvia Biscoveanu have been named the winners of Penn State’s most prestigious awards given in the sciences. Jacob and Sylvia are co-recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship. These awards are provided by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), founded by the astronauts participating in the Mercury 7 space program, to recognize undergraduate students who excel...
Fouad Fakhouri
2017 Alumni Award Winner to Visit Campus
Fouad Fakhouri, a ’97 graduate student in Composition/Theory and an ’01 M.M.-Orchestral Conducting degree recipient, has been named as the recipient of the School of Music’s 2017 Alumni Award, presented by the College of Arts and Architecture. He will visit the University Park campus on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 to receive the award and to interact with current students and faculty. Fakhouri currently serves as music director and conductor of the the Saginaw Bay...
Student Spotlight
James Nackley

Graduating senior James Nackley, a native of  Hollidaysburg, PA and the son of Daniel and Heather Nackley, has been named the School of Music's student marshal for the commencement ceremony occurring May 6. He has chosen...

Faculty Spotlight
James Lyon

Congratulations to violin professor James Lyon who has received Penn State's 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, named after Penn State’s seventh president, honors excellence in teaching at the...

Alumni Spotlight
meghan carey

Congratulations to cellist Meghan Carey ('09 B.M.) who has joined the music faculty of Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) as assistant professor of low strings.

Originally from Lewisburg, PA, Meghan was previously an...