The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
Starts: January 26, 2019 - 9:00pm
Ends: Jan 26 2019 - 4:45pm
Mark Lusk's 63rd Facutly Trombone Recital featuring Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Peter Sullivan, Principal Trombonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Starts: January 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
Ends: Jan 28 2019 - 9:30pm
Single Reed Summit
Starts: February 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Ends: Feb 9 2019 - 9:30pm
Maureen Carr
Maureen Carr wins Solie Award
Distinguished Professor of Music, Maureen Carr, was presented with the Ruth A. Solie Award at the 2018 meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio, Texas, for a book entitled The Rite of Spring at 100 (Indiana University Press, 2017). The award citation read: "This book of essays applies multidisciplinary approaches to ongoing questions about a central work by Stravinsky. The contributors include an international group of authors drawn from dance and theater specialists,...
Music faculty to Cuba
Faculty from four universities joined forces with jazz musicians in Santiago de Cuba in September for the Cuban premiere of a new work for big band, Cuban Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition. Penn State was represented by faculty members Mark Lusk (trombone), David Stambler (saxophone), Velvet Brown (tuba), and Mark Marcinko (drums), graduate student Wade Judy (trombone), and alumni Alex Mann (...
Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice
One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir on November 11 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s new recital hall. MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice, by Scott Eggert, was commissioned by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State, as part of an interdisciplinary project commemorating the armistice that ended the war. The commission...
Student Spotlight
sadie spivey headshot

Junior Sadie Spivey (BM voice; BFA acting) will be appearing as a young artist during the 2018 season of Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, OH. Known as ‘America’s premier lyric theatre festival,’ the resident professional company of...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ballora

Congratulations to Mark Ballora, who has been asked to present a workshop at the 2018 “Moogfest,” held May 17-20 in Durham, NC.

“Moogfest” is a festival produced by the Moog Synthesizer company, synthesizing music,...

Alumni Spotlight
Phlip Doucette conducting a chorus

The Wilmington Children’s Chorus (WCC) is excited to announce that associate director Philip Doucette (’99 M.M.-vocal performance and pedagogy), was selected as one of three finalists for the Jefferson Awards Foundation's...