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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...
Kim Cook
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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Ann Clements Wins first Open Innovation Challenge
Faculty member Ann Clements was named the winner of the University's first annual Open Innovation Challenge. The Open Innovation Challenge is a high-profile speaking opportunity to present new innovative ideas about anything that enhances teaching and learning in higher...
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Building to be Named for Richard Bundy
The Blue Band Building will be renamed the O. Richard Bundy Blue Band Building in a special ceremony during the 2015 Homecoming weekend, October 9-11. The Penn State Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the facility for the retiring faculty member at its March 20...
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Pennsylvania Quintet Celebrates Anniversary with Composer Residency and Commission
Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Quintet, the faculty woodwind quintet of the School of Music, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2014. A concert to honor the anniversary will take place on April 12 at 4pm in Esber Recital Hall. The program includes a...
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2015 Alumni Award Winner Visits Campus
Christian Baldini, the 2015 College of Arts and Architecture (Music) Alumni Award recipient, will visit the School of Music on April 13-14 to receive the award and to provide presentations and coachings to current Penn State students. The schedule of events is below....
Emily Karosas
Violinist Wins National Competition
Penn State graduate student Emily Karosas was named the winner of the Music Teachers National Association's national Young Artist Competition, held in conjunction with the organization's annual conference in March 2015. Emily is a violin student of James Lyon, and...
Greg Drane
New Director of Athletic Bands Named
The School of Music and the College of Arts and Architecture are pleased to announce that Gregory Drane has accepted our offer to serve as Director of Athletic Bands for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015 through June 2017. Drane has been a charismatic and talented...
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Penn State Goes to Hershey!
The Penn State School of Music will again have a large presence at this year's Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in Hershey March 26-28. Please make sure to reconnect with alumni at the Penn State reception and exhibit (No. 78), and support your former...

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