The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: March 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Starts: March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Starts: March 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Voice Students Excel at Region NATS Auditions
Congratulations to the Penn State undergraduate voice majors who participated in the Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). The conference was held at Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) on March 17-19. Grace Kiver, 1st Place Winner (Third Year College) Joseph Helinski, 2nd Place Winner (Fourth/Fifth Year College) Sadie Spivey, 2nd Place Winner (Second Year College) Sarah Rainey, semi-finalist (Third Year College...
Gordon Kaslusky
Music Education Alumni Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Gordon Kaslusky ('03 B.S.) who has been named the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Music Education Alumni Award. He will be introduced at the upcoming Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's annual in-service conference in Erie, and will visit the University Park campus in fall 2017 to speak with music education students. Gordon teaches choral music at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in Mechanicsburg, PA. His responsibilities include conducting three choirs,...
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New Center Created for Arts and Design Pedagogy
The College of Arts and Architecture and Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State (TLT) have announced the creation of the Center for Arts and Design Pedagogy (C-PAD), a cross-disciplinary center whose goal is to advance arts and design pedagogies, research, and professional development applicable to learning and teaching in all disciplines. It will serve as a nexus for scholars, artists, designers, practitioners and community members who share a common interest in learning and...
Student Spotlight
Olivia Dowd

Congratulations to Olivia Dowd, a third-year music education major, for her recent selection to the Music Technology Leadership Academy (MTLA), held in association with TI:ME and the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). The Academy, occurring...

Faculty Spotlight
Darrin Thornton

Congratulations to music education faculty member Darrin Thornton for his election to the Steering Committee of the the MayDay Group. The MayDay Group is an international think-tank of music educators which aims to identify, critique, and change...

Alumni Spotlight
Diana Shull
Diana Shull (’15 PPC-cello) recently completed a concert tour to China as a member of the German Film Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Christiane Silber. The tour included performances in ten cities in China, including a...