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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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In Memoriam: Raymond Page
Raymond Page, violinist/violist and former faculty member at Penn State, passed away on January 4, 2016 at the age of 82. He was committed to practicing his violin every day of his life, whether preparing for a performance, or simply perfecting his technique. He continued...
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Voice Faculty Member Leads National Organization
In one of his columns as president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), School of Music faculty member Norman Spivey writes—admittedly at the risk of sounding old-fashioned—that he believes it’s important for people to try to get...
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Soprano Wins Brewster Competition
Lisa Marie Rogali, a senior pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education degree, was recently awarded the Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Penn State School of Music. Created in memory of...
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Ballora to Present Research in Borland Project Space
“Sonifications of the Universe (and more),” a research project by Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology, is currently on display in the Borland Project Space (BPS), 125 Borland Building, through December 12. BPS will host brown-bag...
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Cellist Collaborates with Printmakers for Recital
School of Music graduate student Tania Pyatovolenko is used to carting her cello around campus. But one morning early in the fall semester, she took it to a place where she had never performed before—a printmaking class. Pyatovolenko played excerpts from...
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New CD Released by MirrorImage
Penn State horn professor Lisa Bontrager and her MirrorImage collaborator, Michelle Stebleton (Florida State University), have released a new CD on the MSR Classics label. Titled "On Safari: MirrorImage Goes Wild," the CD features a collection of new works written...
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Stambler Releases New CD
Saxophone professor David Stambler recently released a CD on Blue Griffin Records with his acclaimed saxophone ensemble, the Capitol Quartet. Titled “Balance,” the CD features premiere recordings of works by Stacy Garrop, Carter Pann, and J. A. Lennon. Daniel...

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