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Cook and Guzman honored for CD of premieres
Kim Cook, distinguished professor of cello, and Christopher Guzman, associate professor of piano, were honored with an award for the Top Five CD Issues for 2018 by critics for Fanfare, one of the premiere journals of musical recordings. The CD, released by Naxos, features eight premieres by composer Paul Reale: Sonatas No. 1 and 2, Séance for Solo Cello, Four Folk Songs and the Wexford Carol. David Canfield from Fanfare praised the CD, saying, “[...
Halftime Show Designed by Doctoral Student in Music Ed, Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson
Homecoming Weekend Halftime Show Designed by Doctoral Student in Music Ed, Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson
Next weekend, October 4-6, 2019, is Homecoming weekend at Penn State. The halftime show is dedicated to celebrating 120 years of Penn State's Blue Band, and it was designed by Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson, a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Education, and a Penn State Alum (’07, B.S. Music Education)! The show will feature songs from throughout the ages, and as a traditional component of the Penn State Homecoming festivities, in addition to the Blue Band, the Penn State Alumni Blue...
Students volunteer in Jamaica
School of Music students volunteer in Jamaica
Jillian Brannan (junior) and Geneva Maldonado (sophomore), music majors at Penn State University, were accepted and studied abroad this summer with the Jamaica Field Service Project. Both of these students completed service-learning work in the local schools, while living and studying in rural Jamaica. For ten days these Penn State students immersed themselves in the traditions, music, and culture of Jamaica alongside university students from across the United States...
Student Spotlight

Sadie Spivey was recipient of the 1st prize in the Sing Out! – a scholarship competition for voice performance across theatrical genres – receiving the Steve Roland Prize. Sing Out! was held in the Borland Project Space, with...

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
Emma Van Allen

Emma Van Allen (’14 B.M.E) participated in the fall 2018 Partners in Music program – this time as a State College Area School District 5th grade elementary orchestra teacher. Her first involvement with the program was as a...