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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....
Sarah Watts
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...
Steven Hankle
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...
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...
Ann Clements Presenting at Conference
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...
Dick Bundy conducting Blue Band at Bryce Jordan Center
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...
PA Quintet
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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