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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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School of Music Students Shine at Graduate Exhibition
Soprano CJ Greer was named the winner of the 2015-16 Penn State Graduate Exhibition's performance option, held March 18 in Esber Recital Hall. Her competition repertoire included “Depuis le Jour” (from Louise) by Gustave Charpentier  and “The...
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Award-winning Alumna to Visit Campus
The Penn State School of Music’s 2015-16 Outstanding Alumni Music Educator Award winner, Amy Martin Balsbaugh (’05 B.S.) will visit the University Park campus on Friday, March 25. She will give a presentation to music education students at 9:00 a.m. and...
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Choirs Tour during Spring Break
For Penn State students, spring break can mean many things—a beach vacation with friends, a chance to spend quality time with family, an opportunity to do some extra studying. For students in School of Music ensembles, spring break is often a time for performing on...
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Haug Assumes NASM Presidency
Sue Haug, director of the Penn State School of Music, has assumed the presidency of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and will hold the position through November 2018. Haug joined the Penn State faculty in 2005, after having served on the...
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PA Quintet Performs at Millenium Cafe
In an effort to bring the arts and the sciences together, the Millennium Science Complex’s Millennium Café hosted both the Pennsylvania Quintet and geoscientist Richard Alley at its January 26 event. This is the first time that musicians have been...
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Apply for the 2016 Honors Music Institute
Occurring July 17-23, the Penn State Honors Music Institute is one of the most exciting of its kind for talented high school musicians. The Institute is an intensive, week long immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the...
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Piano Professor Emeritus Receives Rave Review for Beethoven CDs
Piano professor emeritus Steven Smith's monumental CD recording project titled "Piano Masterworks of Beethoven" has received a laudatory review by American Record Guide, the country's oldest and most prestigious classical music review magazine.  The...
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African American Music Festival, January 28-30
The 2016 African American Music Festival is titled "Homegrown," and includes five performances by soloists and ensembles from the Penn State School of Music. The festival kicks off on January 28 with a recital of music written by African-American composers and...

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