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Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: August 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Ends: Aug 25 2017 - 5:00pm
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Starts: August 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Starts: September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
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....
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Clarinet Choir Seeks Donations for Conference Performance
The Penn State Clarinet Choir has been invited by audition to perform at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest in Orlando, FL. The event takes place July 26-30 and the ensemble's performance is July 29th at 9:30am. The ensemble will represent Penn State University by performing a 25-minute program featuring three pieces: “A Butterfly Coughs in Africa” by Paul Richards, “Overture to Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck (arranged by Matt...
Student Spotlight
Kyle McKay

Congratulations to senior percussionist Kyle McKay, who has been named as one of the recipients of a 2017 Award for Creative Achievement. Presented by the College of Arts and Architecture, these awards recognize students who exemplify...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ballora
Music technology professor Mark Ballora was featured in a Penn State News article regarding his appearance at the The Art of Discovery, Penn State’s booth at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The article, titled "...
Alumni Spotlight
Annie Burridge

Annie Burridge ('00 B.M.-voice) has been named as general director of Austin Opera (TX), joining that organization after more than nine years with Opera Philadelphia. She began her new duties in Texas in November, 2016.

With degrees in...