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Application and Audition Information
Thank you for your interest in the Penn State School of Music! Penn State music students have the best of all possible worlds. They are part of an intimate environment offering outstanding instruction in programs that foster exceptional performers, scholars, and teachers. At the same time, they are a part of a world-class University offering an unparalleled breadth of programs and activities for students of all interests. Our audition dates for the 2015-16 school year are:...
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artsUP Set to Soar September 20!
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- If you’re looking for a free, family-friendly, educational and entertaining activity this Sunday, Sept. 20, artsUP is for you. The public event, presented by the College of Arts and Architecture from noon to 5 p.m. in the Arts District on the north end of the University Park campus, will include performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, hands-on workshops and more. Highlights include: Noon– 1 p.m.: Improv with Richard Robichaux, head of acting in...
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CMP Ambassador Leaders Host First Event
The newly appointed 2015-16 Classical Music Project Student Ambassador Leaders - Dave Phillips, Tetyana Pyatovolenko, and Joseph Helinski - will host their first function on Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. in 110 Music Building I. Titled "Opening Bach to the World: A Lunchtime Discussion with Catalyst Quartet," the discussion moderated by the Ambassador Leaders will explore the process of adapting the Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations" for string...
Student Spotlight
Tetyana Pyatovolenko

Congratulations to second-year graduate student Tetyana Pyatovolenko who has been selected as a 2015-16 Classical Music Student Ambassador Leader. She is a cello student of Kim Cook. A native of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Tania is the daughter of...

Faculty Spotlight
Vincent Benitez

Congratulations to Professor Vincent P. Benitez for receiving a subvention grant from the Society for Music Theory (SMT). The grant supports his research on Messiaen's birdsong notebooks at the Département de la Musique, Bibliothèque...

Alumni Spotlight
Aaron Magaro

Congratulations to Aaron Magaro (BME '11), who has been named the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Music Educator Award by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). Aaron was honored during the PMEA Awards Breakfast on...