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Featured Performances and Events
flute
Starts: November 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 26 2018 - 9:00pm
percussion
Starts: November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 28 2018 - 9:30pm
musica nova
Starts: November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 29 2018 - 9:30pm
News
Maureen Carr
Maureen Carr wins Solie Award
Distinguished Professor of Music, Maureen Carr, was presented with the Ruth A. Solie Award at the 2018 meeting of the American Musicological Sodiety in San Antonio, Texas, for a book entitled The Rite of Spring at 100 (Indiana University Press, 2017). The award citation read: "This book of essays applies multidisciplinary approaches to ongoing questions about a central work by Stravinsky. The contributors include an international group of authors drawn from dance and theater specialists,...
trombones
Music faculty to Cuba
Faculty from four universities joined forces with jazz musicians in Santiago de Cuba in September for the Cuban premiere of a new work for big band, Cuban Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition. Penn State was represented by faculty members Mark Lusk (trombone), David Stambler (saxophone), Velvet Brown (tuba), and Mark Marcinko (drums), graduate student Wade Judy (trombone), and alumni Alex Mann (...
Armistice
Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice
One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir on November 11 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s new recital hall. MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice, by Scott Eggert, was commissioned by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State, as part of an interdisciplinary project commemorating the armistice that ended the war. The commission...
Student Spotlight
Ryan Czekaj holding a clarinet

Congratulations to junior music education major Ryan Czekaj, who has been named as a recipient of Penn State's Erickson Discovery Grant. These competitive grants are directed to student-initiated projects in the sciences, engineering, social...

Faculty Spotlight
Joanne Rutkowski

Joanne Rutkowski, Emerita Professor in music education, was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association for a lifetime of dedication and passion to the field of early childhood music. The...

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...