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orpheus singers
Announcing Auditions for Bach "Magnificat"
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is auditioning new members. Founded and conducted by Penn State faculty member Christopher Kiver, the 32-voice choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Most recently, the Orpheus Singers joined forces...
David Frego
David Frego Named Director of School of Music
David Frego, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Music, effective July 1, 2017. Frego, who is the Roland K. Blumberg Professor of Music at UTSA, has been at the university since 2008. He previously served as associate director and associate professor in the School of Music at Ohio State University. “I'm thrilled to join the music faculty at Penn State. I look forward to...
Old Main
Music Minors Win Top Awards in Sciences
Proving that Penn State students can do it all – and do all of it well -  music performance minors Jacob Cordell and Sylvia Biscoveanu have been named the winners of Penn State’s most prestigious awards given in the sciences. Jacob and Sylvia are co-recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship. These awards are provided by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), founded by the astronauts participating in the Mercury 7 space program, to recognize undergraduate students who excel...
Student Spotlight
Anthony Poehailos

Congratuatlions to graduate student clarinetist Anthony Poehailos, who was named the winner of Penn State's Graduate Exhibition "Performance Option" on Friday, March 24, 2017. Anthony and his collaborator, dancer Natasha McCandless...

Faculty Spotlight
James Lyon

Congratulations to violin professor James Lyon who has received Penn State's 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, named after Penn State’s seventh president, honors excellence in teaching at the...

Alumni Spotlight
Peter Graff

Congratulations to Peter Graff ('13 M.A.-musicology), who has been awarded an Alvin H. Johnson AMS...