The College of Arts and Architecture

Featured Performances and Events

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Starts: Apr 29 2017 - 9:00am


The Thompson Symposium for Master's Degree Students: Research in Practice is intended to provide a forum for master’s degree students to share their completed and in-progress research with graduate students, faculty, and the general public. The Symposium is named for Dr. Keith Thompson, music education professor, who retired from Penn State in 2003.

The symposium features a keynote speaker with follow-up small- and large-group...
Krause Innovation Studio, Chambers Building
undergraduate commencement
Starts: May 6 2017 - 12:00pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

No ticket required.

The Penn State College of Arts and Architecture will confer undergraduate degrees on Saturday, May 6 at noon in Eisenhower Auditorium. Trombonist Abigail Koehler has been chosen as the College of Arts and Architecture's student marshal. She will be accompanied by Mark L. Lusk. Cellist James Nackley will serve as the School of Music student marshal...

graduate commencement ceremony
Starts: May 7 2017 - 6:30pm


Penn State's Graduate School commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. The...

Bryce Jordan Center
water lily
Starts: Jun 7 2017 - 6:30pm
Free Admission

Rain Date: June 8

Partnering with Mount Nittany Health and The Arboretum at Penn State, the Music at Penn's Woods Festival presents an evening of music performed outdoors within the garden rooms of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.

Come early to begin your exploration of nature's healing force by wandering the garden pathways, drinking in the heady aromas of the summer rose garden, and sitting in quiet meditation pondering the Joel N. Myers...

The Arboretum at Penn State
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Starts: Jun 14 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Ticket price: $23

Purchase tickets in advance online, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, and Bryce Jordan Center and save $5 per ticket. The Festival Box Office at Esber Recital Hall opens one hour prior to the concert.

Join the festival's musicians for an evening of music written for soloists and small ensembles. This event is...

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Starts: Jun 17 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Ticket price: $33

Purchase tickets in advance online, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, and Bryce Jordan Center and save $5 per ticket. The Festival Box Office at Esber Recital Hall opens one hour prior to the concert.

Join the festival orchestra and guest choral ensemble, Orpheus Singers, for...

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Starts: Jun 21 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Ticket price: $23

Purchase tickets in advance online, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, and Bryce Jordan Center and save $5 per ticket. The Festival Box Office at Esber Recital Hall opens one hour prior to the concert.

Join the festival's musicians for an evening of diverse music written for small ensembles. For more information,...

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Starts: Jun 24 2017 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Ticket price: $33

Purchase tickets in advance online, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, and Bryce Jordan Center and save $5 per ticket. The Festival Box Office at Esber Recital Hall opens one hour prior to the concert.

Join the festival orchestra and piano soloists Cecilia Dunoyer and...