The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
chamber orchestra
Starts: October 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Starts: October 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
philharmonic orchestra
Starts: October 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Scott Sheehan
Music Ed Alumni Award Winner to Visit Campus Sept. 30
Scott Sheehan, the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Music Educator Award, will visit the School of Music on Friday, Sept. 30 to address current students. All sessions are open to students, faculty, and the public. His schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. - Music for All: Defining & Aligning Music Education (128 Music Building II) 9:00 a.m. - Be the Advocate! - Strategies for Articulating the Importance of Music Education in the Curriculum (110 Music Building I) 2:30 p.m. - Common...
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2016-17 Application and Audition Information
Thank you for your interest in the Penn State School of Music! Penn State music students have the best of all possible worlds. They are part of an intimate environment offering outstanding instruction in programs that foster exceptional performers, scholars, and teachers. At the same time, they are a part of a world-class University offering an unparalleled breadth of programs and activities for students of all interests. Our audition dates for the 2016-17 school year are:...
Orpheus Singers
Auditions Now Open for Orpheus Singers
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is looking to recruit new members. Founded and conducted by faculty member Christopher Kiver, the 32-voice choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, at the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, presented by Penn State in 2013. In...
Student Spotlight
Kyle McKay
Congratulations to junior percussionist Kyle McKay who has been named one of the winners of the 2015-16 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. Kyle will perform "Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble" by Brazilian composer Ney...
Faculty Spotlight
Linda Thornton
Congratulations to music education professor Linda Thornton who has been named chair-elect for the National Association for Music Educations's Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE). After her two-year term as chair-elect is completed, she...
Alumni Spotlight
justin fyala

Justin Fyala (’07 B.S.-voice) has been appointed as the executive director of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C. For the past five years, he served as general manager of Windy City Performing Arts, the umbrella organization of the...