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Commencement Marshals Named
Congratulations to Laura Brown and John Livingston who have been named student marshals for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2014 commencement ceremony on May 10. Student marshals are chosen based on their cumulative grade point averages. From Erie, College of Arts and Architecture marshal Laura Brown has completed bachelor's degrees in both Music and Russian as well as a Master of...
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New Faculty Member Appointed
The School of Music is pleased to welcome José Ramón Méndez as a member of the piano faculty, beginning fall 2014. Described as “an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power” and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid, as “the Spanish pianist of his generation,” José Ramón Méndez is one of the most exciting Spanish pianists on the concert scene today...
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Voice Students Succeed at NATS competition
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions were held in March, 2014 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Five Penn State undergraduate students, three master's students, and a recent alumna participated. The students represented the voice studios of Jennifer Trost and Ted Christopher. Ann Deighton served as pianist....

Student Spotlight

John Maurer

Graduate trumpet student John Maurer has been accepted to the 2014 OperaMaya Orchestral Summer Festival, hosted in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The festival runs June 2-June 16, and offers masterclasses...

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to Mary Saunders, whose voice pedagogy program "Bel Canto Can Belto" is featured in an article of the March 2014 "Classical Singer" magazine....

Alumni Spotlight

Andrew Loftus

Andrew Loftus ('97 B.S.) serves as assistant principal of Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Reston, VA. He was the elementary music teacher...