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Bundy Announces Retirement
O. Richard Bundy, the man whose name has been associated with the Penn State Blue Band for more than 30 years, has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015. Bundy was a graduate assistant with the Blue Band from 1980-1983. He served as acting assistant director of...
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Stravinsky book released July 10
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Maureen Carr on the release of her new book, After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925), published by Oxford University Press.  "The riot that erupted during the 1913 debut of Igor Stravinsky...
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Classical Music Student Ambassadors - Call for Applications
The School of Music is pleased to announce a new program, open to junior and senior music majors, graduate students in music, and PPC students. The Classical Music Student Ambassador Program is based on the principle of “students-engaging-students.”  The...
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CPA Receives Grant for Classical Music Project
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State a $400,000 grant to support the continuation of the Classical Music Project through June 2017. The goals of the Classical Music Project—entering its fourth season—are to...
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New Position Announced
Jonathan J. Gangi has been appointed the College of Arts and Architecture’s inaugural Professor in Arts Entrepreneurship with rank of assistant professor, effective August 2014. He will work with academic faculty across the college to develop new courses and programs...
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Trombone Choir Invited to Perform at International Festival
The Penn State Trombone Choir has been invited to perform at the Eastman School of Music's International Trombone Festival in June 2014. Now in its 43rd year, this is the premier trombone conference in the United States and features performances by many of the...
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Commencement Marshals Named
Congratulations to Laura Brown and John Livingston who have been named student marshals for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2014 commencement ceremony on May 10. Student marshals are chosen based on their cumulative grade point averages. From Erie, College of...
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New Faculty Member Appointed
The School of Music is pleased to welcome José Ramón Méndez as a member of the piano faculty, beginning fall 2014. Described as “an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power” and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid, as “the Spanish...
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Voice Students Succeed at NATS competition
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions were held in March, 2014 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Five Penn State undergraduate students, three master's students, and a recent alumna...
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Faculty Members Author Sightsinging Text
The 8th edition of "Sight Singing Complete" was released by McGraw-Hill Higher Ed. on March 21, 2014. Distinguished Professor Maureen Carr collaborated with faculty colleagues Taylor Greer, Eric McKee, and Phillip Torbert to publish this edition in honor of the...

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