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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...
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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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Partners in Music Collaboration Receives National Award
A School of Music outreach program, Partners in Music, has received the "Robby D. Gunstream Education in Music Award" from the College Music Society. The purpose of the award is to recognize established and on-going, imaginative and effective programs of...
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New Director of Jazz Studies Announced
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Marko Marcinko as Director of Jazz Studies, beginning fall 2016. During his years in the music industry, Marcinko has worked as a freelance musician playing drum set, percussion, piano/keyboards, bass...
Corey Pompey
School Welcomes New Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
The Penn State School of Music is pleased to welcome Corey Pompey to its faculty as the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. He will assist with the Marching Blue Band and athletics bands, teaches undergraduate conducting, conducts a concert band, and supervises student...
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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Composition Commissioned by Capitol Quartet
Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. The work was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet, which includes Penn State faculty member David Stambler...
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Spring Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 9, 2016 in Esber Recital Hall. Seven students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and one student received an award recognizing cumulative...

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