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Dr. Darrin Thornton appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs and outreach
Thornton appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs and outreach Darrin Thornton, teaching professor of music and assistant director for undergraduate studies and advising in the Penn State School of Music, has been appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs and outreach for a two-year term, effective July 1. Scott Wing, who has been in the associate dean position for five years, will step down on June 30 and return to the Department of Architecture faculty....
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ONLINE SUMMER COURSES IN MUSIC
REGISTER TODAY!  MUSIC 4: Film Music  3 CREDITS An introductory examination of music's role in Hollywood narrative film from the classic era (1930s and 1940s) to the present. MUSIC 4 Film Music (3) (GA)The course examines the role of music in narrative film, the premier art form of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The popularity, significance, and value of film art would not be what it is today if music had not become an integral--indeed, indispensable--part of...
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT CARE & ADVOCACY EMERGENCY FUND
SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT CARE & ADVOCACY EMERGENCY FUND As we continue to navigate the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the School of Music expects a number of our students and their families will be struggling with financial burdens this Fall and beyond. Gifts to the new School of Music Student Care & Advocacy Emergency Fund will be made available to music students in financial need who apply for assistance. Gifts for this purpose can...
Faculty Spotlight
James Lyon
Professor James Lyon was featured violin soloist for the first public concert of the Nairobi (Kenya) Philharmonic in a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons given at All Saint's Cathedral on July 29, 2018. In addition...
Alumni Spotlight
Shanti Nachergaele, photo credit: Sergio Verane

Shanti Nachtergaele ('17 M.A. Theory and History) is in her second year of Ph.D. studies in musicology at McGill University. She was awarded the Vaniere Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), a 3-year award for doctoral studies granted by the...