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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Composition Commissioned by Capitol Quartet
Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. The work was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet, which includes Penn State faculty member David Stambler, with financial assistance from The Margot Music Fund. The composition can be heard on the quartet's most recent recording, Balance, produced by Blue Griffin Recordings. The six-movement suite imagines the four...
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Spring Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 9, 2016 in Esber Recital Hall. Seven students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and one student received an award recognizing cumulative achievements and contributions to the school. The Atherton Memorial Music Award was created to honor Helen Atherton Govier. It provides recognition to undergraduate music students in their second, third, or fourth years who are making...
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School of Music Students Shine at Graduate Exhibition
Soprano CJ Greer was named the winner of the 2015-16 Penn State Graduate Exhibition's performance option, held March 18 in Esber Recital Hall. Her competition repertoire included “Depuis le Jour” (from Louise) by Gustave Charpentier  and “The Audience Song” by Ben Moore. Kathy Gattuso Cinatl served as collaborative pianist. CJ is a voice student of Jennifer Trost. CJ made her operatic debut with Penn State Opera Theatre in Spring 2015, singing the role...
Student Spotlight
Ian Duh

Graduating piano performance major Ian Duh has been named as the School of Music student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 7, 2016. The son of Rong-Chii (Samuel) Duh and Hwei-Kit (...

Faculty Spotlight
Ann Clements

Congratulations to Dr. Clements, who has been selected as co-chair, with Brent Gault of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, of the 2017 Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods. The Mountain Lake Colloquium...

Alumni Spotlight
james villani

Congratulations to James Villani ('84 B.S., B.M.) whose recorded work with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has won the 2015 American Prize in Orchestral Performance by a Community Orchestra. The award honors the MSO for its live...