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Starts: July 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
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Gregg Mauroni
Gregg Mauroni Appointed as Artistic Director of Essence of Joy
After a national search and audition process, Gregg Mauroni has been appointed as the artistic director and conductor of Penn State’s Essence of Joy. Mauroni is a longtime resident of central Pennsylvania. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Penn State and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in residence on the University Park campus. His graduate research delves into the possibilities for life-long music-making. He currently serves as...
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Voice Faculty Members Publish Book
Voice faculty member Norman Spivey and faculty member emeritus Mary Saunders Barton have written a book published by Plural Publishing titled Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act. The book is available for purchase from as well as from the publisher's website. The publisher's website describes Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act as "an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape....
Patti Begg
State College Teacher Named Outstanding Alumni Music Educator
Patti D. Begg has been named as the School of Music's Outstanding Alumni Music Educator for 2018. The award was presented at the recent Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference. Patti has taught elementary music and directed choirs for 35 years. She attended Westminster Choir College for her undergraduate degree in music education, and completed her master’s degree in music education at Penn State in 1992. Patti has been teaching elementary music in the State College Area...
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
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Penn State Director of Concert Bands Dennis Glocke will conduct the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Band in Orlando, FL on November 25-28. The nation’s most elite high school musicians will vie for...

Alumni Spotlight
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Amanda Horn Gunderson (’06 B.M.-piano with honors), ’06 M.A., ’08 M.M.) received the 2017 Music Teacher’s National Association’s Article of the Year Award for her publication titled “The Well-Crafted Question:...