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School Debuts New Concert Series September 9
The Penn State School of Music is proud to introduce the Spotlight Concert Series, five performances throughout the school year featuring its outstanding faculty performers collaborating in varied and intriguing combinations of instruments and repertoires. Based on the highly successful Wednesday night concerts performed as part of the "Music at Penn’s Woods Summer Orchestra Festival," the Spotlight concerts will include multiple soloists and small ensembles, performing music...
Orpheus Singers
Auditions Now Open for Orpheus Singers
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is looking to recruit new members. Founded and conducted by faculty member Christopher Kiver, the choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, at the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, presented by Penn State in 2013. In December, 2015,...
Eric Bush and Greg Drane
Eric Bush Joins Blue Band As Assistant Director
The Penn State Blue Band has added Dr. Eric Bush to its staff as an assistant director, according to a release from the band. Bush, who recently completed his doctorate degree at the University of Iowa and who served as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeye Marching Band, will join Dr. Carter Biggers and several graduate assistants under director Greg Drane. Drane is entering his first season as director of the Blue Band, taking over for Richard Bundy, who retired in June 2015. As an...
Student Spotlight
Krissie Weimer

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Krissie Weimer for the publication of her article “Novice Teacher Mentoring: Recommended Readings” in the Spring 2015 edition of PMEA News (Vol. 79 No. 3).

Krissie is originally from Jamestown...

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
Brittany Mohney

Brittany Mohney (’13 B.M.E.) graduated in May, 2015 from the National Institute for Infant & Child Medical Music Therapy at Florida State University.

She is now employed by Tallahassee Memorial Health Care Hospital. In this...