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Sarah Watts
Dr. Sarah Watts Joins Faculty
Beginning Fall 2015, the School of Music welcomes Sarah Watts to the faculty as an assistant professor in the music education area. Watts is a specialist in early childhood and elementary music education, with a particular interest in Orff Schulwerk pedagogy.  She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Penn State, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she studied with Patricia Shehan Campbell.   She has taught for several years in early...
Steven Hankle
School Welcomes New Faculty Member Steven Hankle
The Penn State School of Music welcomes Steven Hankle as assistant professor of choral music and music education, effective Fall 2015. He will teach undergraduate choral conducting, choral music education classes, and conduct the Penn State University Choir. An active clinician, Hankle has worked with secondary school choirs throughout northern and central Florida.    An active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association of Music Educators (...
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Spring 2015 Scholarship Competition Winners
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 19, 2015. Six students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and two students received awards recognizing their 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 a significant...
Student Spotlight
Corie Auger

Congratulations to second-year graduate voice student Corie Auger for being named the winner of the 2015 Penn State Graduate Exhibition (Performance Option). Corie performed for the Penn State community on March 20 in Esber Recital Hall, singing...

Faculty Spotlight
Rob Nairn

Congratulations to Robert Nairn who is a recipient of the University's 2015 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement. The medal was awarded at a luncheon on April 15. Nairn, an internationally recognized performer and teacher...

Alumni Spotlight
Laura Amoriello

Laura Amoriello (M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy ’02) will join the faculty of Ithaca College in Fall 2015 as an assistant professor. From 2004-2015, she served as an adjunct assistant professor at Westminster Choir College of Rider...