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Mark Ballora to Discuss Sonification in Research Unplugged Series
The Penn State speaker series Research Unplugged launches its spring season on March 19 with six speakers poised to share their expertise with local residents. Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology, will present “Seeing with Your Ears: Visualizing...
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Trombone Choir to Perform at American Trombone Workshop
The Penn State Trombone Choir has been invited to appear as a featured ensemble at the 2015 "American Trombone Workshop," sponsored by the United States "Pershing's Own" Army Band in Washington, D.C. The performance will occur on March 21 at 4:00 p.m...
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Data analysis and music fuse with sonification
Katie Jacobs IT Communications March 12, 2015 http://news.it.psu.edu/article/data-analysis-and-music-fuse-sonification The squirrels are wary at first. They carefully sniff at the traps set on the chilly ground of Alaska’s north slope, suspicious of their sudden...
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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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