Spend a day making music with us!
The Penn State School of Music will host a Fall Visit Day on October 10, 2011. During your day you will attend classes with current music majors. We invite you to bring your instruments to play in the instrumental rehearsals and sing with the choirs! Your flexible schedule may include atteding classes in music education, music theory, music history, and sightsinging; while your parents may want to visit with representatives of financial aid and admissions. The St. Lawrence String Quartet will hold a masterclass for Penn State music majors and you are invited to observe. Penn State music faculty members are available for private meetings if arranged in adavance of your visit.
2011 Schedule of Events
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Lobby of Esber Recital Hall - Music Building I
9:05 - 9:20 a.m.
An introduction to the College of Arts and Architecture
Dean Barbara Korner, Associate Dean Gary Kesler
9:25 - 10:00 a.m.
Performance by a School of Music ensemble and remarks by Dr. Sue Haug, director of the school.
10:10 - 12:00 p.m.
Classrooms/studio visits/music lessons
Classes in sight singing, music theory and music history
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Information Fair: financial aid, housing, international programs, minors,
and the Schreyer Honors College
10:10 - 11:00 p.m.
Voice and Choral areas meet with all interested singers
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own: Area dining commons, Café Laura, and Otto's cafe. PCMEA student chapter will be selling pizza and snacks in the lobby.
Concert Choir rehearsal - singers welcome to join with them.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble rehearsal
(Note: brass, woodwind and percussion players are invited to bring your instrument and join the ensemble for this rehearsal.)
12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Admissions Presentation - 2:00 pm - Borland Building
Classroom/studio visits/music lessons
Classes in keyboard, voice diction, and music education
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Music Showcase Recital
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Masterclass: St. Lawrence String Quartet
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Essence of Joy rehearsal
3:45 - 4:45 pm
Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble rehearsal
4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Marching Blue Band rehearsal
(Note: The Blue Band Bldg is located at the corner of University Drive and Services Road. Transportation from the Music Buildings is necessary and parking is limited)
4:40 - 6:00 p.m.
Oriana Singers and Glee Club rehearsals
4:40 - 6:00 p.m.
Percussion and Mallet Ensemble rehearsal
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra rehearsal(Note: string, brass, woodwind and percussion players are invited to bring your instrument and join the ensemble for this rehearsal.)
*Your specific schedule, based on area(s) of interest, will be provided upon check in.
Housing and Campus tours will given throughout the day.