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Featured Performances and Events
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Stravinsky book released July 10
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Maureen Carr on the release of her new book, After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925), published by Oxford University Press.  "The riot that erupted during the 1913 debut of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris has long been one of the most infamous and intriguing...
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Classical Music Student Ambassadors - Call for Applications
The School of Music is pleased to announce a new program, open to junior and senior music majors, graduate students in music, and PPC students. The Classical Music Student Ambassador Program is based on the principle of “students-engaging-students.”  The program’s goal is to train student musicians to become strong arts advocates and future community-engaged leaders. This...
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CPA Receives Grant for Classical Music Project
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State a $400,000 grant to support the continuation of the Classical Music Project through June 2017. The goals of the Classical Music Project—entering its fourth season—are to raise the profile of Center for the Performing Arts classical music presentations and to engage Penn State students, faculty...
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
Norman Spivey

Congratulations to Norman Spivey, who became the president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on July 9, 2014.

Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional...

Alumni Spotlight
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Ivan Hodge (B.M. ’98) was a featured violinist on the PBS special, ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ performing with recent American...