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Starts: July 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
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Fall 2017 Ensemble Auditions Announced
All University Park students are invited and encouraged to continue their music making as a member of one of Penn State’s many ensembles, which are open to all students regardless of major. Auditions for School of Music choirs, opera, concert bands, orchestras, and jazz bands/combos begin on Sunday, August 20 and continue through Friday, August 25. For descriptions of our ensemble offerings, please visit our ENSEMBLES pages by clicking on the link above. For specific locations, scheduling...
Amy Petrongelli
New Voice Teacher Joins Faculty
The Penn State School of Music welcomes soprano Amy Petrongelli as a new voice teacher. She will begin her duties in fall 2017. Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. Most recently, she premiered the role of Margie in Laura Kaminsky's opera, Some Light Emerges with the Houston Grand Opera. Other highlighted solo performances include an art song recital for the...
Jerry McCoy
Announcing New Faculty Appointment
The Penn State School of Music is proud to welcome Jeremy McCoy as a new faculty member teaching double bass students. He will begin his duties in the fall 2017 semester. Jeremy McCoy serves as assistant principal double bass with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and maintains an active role as soloist, chamber musician, studio session player, and teacher. He began studying double bass in his native Ottawa, Canada where his early teachers were David Currie, Thorvald Fredin, and Winston Budrow....
Student Spotlight
Walker Konkle

Congratulations to senior Walker Konkle, who has been named as the recipient of Penn State’s John W. Oswald Award for Creative and Performing Arts. This university-wide award is given to graduating seniors who have provided outstanding...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ballora

Congratulations to music technology professor Mark Ballora, who is the co-recipient of two $50,000 interdisciplinary seed grants awarded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and the Gulf Research Program. These...

Alumni Spotlight
Peter Graff

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