The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
Women's Chorale
Starts: April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
essence of joy
Starts: April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
University Choir
Starts: April 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
school of music in spring
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...
Kim Cook
Cellist Releases CD
Cello professor Kim Cook is the solo cellist on a recently released MSR Classics CD recording, featuring concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns and Édouard Lalo, and the Elegy by Gabriel Fauré with the Philharmonica Bulgarica. Valeri Vatchev and Grigor Palikarov conducted the orchestra for the recording in Sofia, Bulgaria.  James Forrest, critic from Fanfare, the leading publication reviewing classical music recordings, deemed the recording to be “world class.” “...
Partners in Music program rehearsal
Faculty Members Win Prestigious University Award
Congratulations to Penn State music education faculty members Linda Thornton and Robert D. Gardner for being named as joint recipients of the University's 2015 "Community Engagement and Scholarship Award."  Established in 2008, this award recognizes an outstanding Penn State engaged scholarship project or initiative. The recipient is submitted as Penn State’s nominee for the Northeast region W.K. Kellogg Foundation Outreach Scholarship Award, sponsored by the...
Student Spotlight
Jonathan Ligrani
Congratulations to first-year graduate student Jonathan Ligrani, whose paper titled “Harmony through Dissonance: Oppositional Discourse in Twelfth-Century Polyphony” was accepted for inclusion in the program of the Allegheny Chapter of...
Faculty Spotlight
Congratulations to flute professor Naomi Seidman who received the 2015 College of Arts and Architecture "Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring."
Alumni Spotlight
Kelly Detwiler and the Altoona Lion

Congratulations to Kelly A. Detwiler (B.S.-Music Education '90) who was named the 2014 Outstanding Music Education Alumni Award winner.

Detwiler serves as director of orchestras at Altoona Area High School and Altoona Area Junior High...