The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: October 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Oct 4 2018 - 9:30pm
Blue Band Trumpets
Starts: October 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ends: Sep 6 2018 - 6:00pm
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Starts: October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Oct 20 2018 - 8:30pm
Stagehand and mixing board
Hiring Students for Stagehand and A/VProduction Teams
Calling all students! The School of Music needs YOU to help with concert productions. We are currently seeking students to work as Stagehands and A/V Production Assistants in our brand-new concert hall. We produce more than 350 concerts each year. To apply, please use this link: We look forward to working with you!
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Fall Visit Day, October 8
The School of Music cordially invites high school students to the University Park campus on Monday October 8, 2018 to explore the opportunities available as a Penn State music major. Our various programs are among the finest in the country, and we welcome the opportunity to share them with you in an an "open house" environment. Our Fall Visit Day provides an up close and personal look at our classes, private lessons, and ensembles. You may also sit in on informational sessions...
Olsan-Stone Terrace
School of Music Open House
The School of Music will hold an Open House on Friday, October 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. for faculty, staff, and students of the College of Arts and Architecture and the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. We appreciate the patience and support of our neighbors throughout the construction period and are thrilled to share the results. You are invited to tour the new School of Music Recital Hall and renovated Music I. In addition to the Olsan-Stone Terrace and the new Recital Hall, guests can tour Esber...
Student Spotlight
Jin Zhang

Graduating with a single degree in four years is no easy feat. So imagine graduating with four. Jin Zhang did exactly that, earning four degrees in four and a half years, including a Bachelor Arts degree in music performance (cello). In addition...

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
Amanda Horn Gunderson headshot

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:...