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Classical Music Student Ambassador Application Deadline August 10
The School of Music is seeking applications from rising junior and senior music majors, as well as all graduate students and Professional Performance Certificate students, to be named 2015-16 Classical Music Student Ambassador Leaders. The application process is open until...
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Eric Bush Joins Blue Band As Assistant Director
The Penn State Blue Band has added Dr. Eric Bush to its staff as an assistant director, according to a release from the band. Bush, who recently completed his doctorate degree at the University of Iowa and who served as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeye Marching Band,...
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NU. Musical Theatre Festival Debuts New Works in July
Penn State’s acclaimed NU. Musical Theatre Festival will present new works in the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center during the Central PA Festival of the Arts: Neil Bartram and Brian Hill’s musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel Something Wicked This...
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Flute Choir Invited to Perform at NFA convention
The Penn State Flute Choir has been invited to perform on a special featured concert at the 43rd annual National Flute Association (NFA) convention, to be held in Washington, D.C. August 13-16th, 2015. With a record breaking 49 proposed choirs this year, Penn State is one...
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Concert Choir to Sing with Rolling Stones
Members of the Penn State Concert Choir are about to embark on an experience they will never forget. The Concert Choir has been invited to sing in concert with the iconic rock group The Rolling Stones during their June 20 ZIP CODE Tour stop at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh....
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Dr. Sarah Watts Joins Faculty
Beginning Fall 2015, the School of Music welcomes Sarah Watts to the faculty as an assistant professor in the music education area. Watts is a specialist in early childhood and elementary music education, with a particular interest in Orff Schulwerk pedagogy.  She...
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School Welcomes New Faculty Member Steven Hankle
The Penn State School of Music welcomes Steven Hankle as assistant professor of choral music and music education, effective Fall 2015. He will teach undergraduate choral conducting, choral music education classes, and conduct the Penn State University Choir. An active...
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Spring 2015 Scholarship Competition Winners
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 19, 2015. Six students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and two students received awards recognizing their cumulative achievements and...
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Cellist Releases CD
Cello professor Kim Cook is the solo cellist on a recently released MSR Classics CD recording, featuring concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns and Édouard Lalo, and the Elegy by Gabriel Fauré with the Philharmonica Bulgarica. Valeri Vatchev and Grigor Palikarov...
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Faculty Members Win Prestigious University Award
Congratulations to Penn State music education faculty members Linda Thornton and Robert D. Gardner for being named as joint recipients of the University's 2015 "Community Engagement and Scholarship Award."  Established in 2008, this award recognizes an...

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