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School to Offer New Degree Option
In addition to mastering their instruments, Penn State School of Music students will now have the option to delve deeper into the technological aspects of music, like digital recording, editing, and distribution. Music performance is full of age-old rituals: clamping new...
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"Lincoln Portrait" and Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" on the steps of Old Main
In April, the steps of Old Main will be used as more than an entrance into Penn State’s administrative home. The School of Theatre will stage a production of “Julius Caesar” on the steps, with three performances at 7:30 p.m. April 15 to 17. On April 17,...
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Penn State Glee Club Kicks Off Dream Matching Challenge
When Chris Kiver, director of the Penn State Glee Club, revealed his dreams for the club during its 125th anniversary celebration in 2014, he never thought those dreams would become a reality. But former Glee Clubber Mike Helms (’68 B.S., ’74 M.S....
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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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Sanders Appointed Visiting Artist-in-Residence
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of heldentenor Graham Sanders as visiting artist-in-residence, beginning spring 2015. Sanders, a native of Chichester, England, received diplomas from the London College of Music, and studied with distinguished...
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Scholarship Created in Memory of Burt Fenner
The children of Burt Fenner have established the Burt L. Fenner Scholarship in Music Composition in his memory, to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music. Fenner, who died in October 2013, was a...
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Brewster Scholarship Winners Named
Flutist Ammi Lopez and clarinetist Rachael Hendricks, both seniors pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree, were recently awarded the Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Penn State School of Music. Created...
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Achievement Award and Trustee Scholarship Applications Now Available
Applications are now available for the Student Achievement Awards and the For the Future Trustee Scholarships.  Student Achievement Awards These awards recognize individual students for their outstanding achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. The...
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Community Arts Conversation Scheduled
Music education faculty member Darrin Thornton will serve as a panelist in an open community discussion reflecting on the arts as a valued component of the State College Area School District's curriculum. "Community Conversation: Arts with the Brain in Mind...
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Kim Cook CD Released
MSR Classics recently released a CD featuring faculty member Kim Cook as soloist with the Philharmonica Bulgarica under the batons of Valeri Vatchev and Grigor Palikarov. Cook can be heard playing the cello concertos of Camille Saint-Saëns and Edouard Lalo, as well as...

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