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New Student Engagement Opportunity for Music Education Students
Public school districts schedule periodic professional development during the school year for their faculties. While offering opportunities for faculty, the school students receive a day off. This schedule can sometimes wreak havoc with University music education students...
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School of Music Students Teach Community Basics of Playing Instruments During Instrument Petting Zoo
No experience needed. This was the motto at the Center for the Performing Art’s event, the Instrument Petting Zoo, where students with any level of musical experience were able to attend to informally learn the basics of how to play certain wind and string...
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School of Music Seeks New Director
The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Music. The College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader who will exemplify transparency, energy and...
Mark Ballora
Professor Publishes Music Technology Text with Oxford University Press
Professor Mark Ballora has published a new book with Oxford University Press. Designed for introductory courses in electronic music and multimedia, Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts presents the fundamental concepts of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics,...
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...
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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...
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...
Chuck Youmans
Musicology Professor Publishes Book about Mahler and Strauss
Professor Charles Youmans’s latest book, Mahler & Strauss: In Dialogue, is now available from Indiana University Press. Using a wealth of documentary material, the book reconstructs the 24-year relationship between Mahler and Strauss through collage—"a...
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School of Music Featured in New Penn State Commercial
Members of the School of Music faculty as well as current music majors are featured prominently in the fall 2016 Penn State TV commercial airing during football games on all channels. The commerical also appears during games at the stadium. The commercial was produced by...
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Violin Professor Releases CD
Penn State violin professor Max Zorin and collaborator Vincent Balse released Mack the Knife in August 2016, Available on CD Baby, the downloadable CD includes 5 tracks from Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera arranged by Zorin and Balse, as well as music by Prokofiev and...

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