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Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: August 20, 2015 - 11:30am
Ends: Aug 22 2015 - 6:00pm
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Starts: August 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
Ends: Aug 28 2015 - 5:00pm
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Classical Music Student Ambassador Application Deadline August 10
The School of Music is seeking applications from rising junior and senior music majors, as well as all graduate students and Professional Performance Certificate students, to be named 2015-16 Classical Music Student Ambassador Leaders. The application process is open until August 10. Three ambassador leaders will be chosen. The Classical Music Student Ambassador program is based on the principle of “students-engaging-students.” Its goal is to train student musicians to become strong...
Eric Bush and Greg Drane
Eric Bush Joins Blue Band As Assistant Director
The Penn State Blue Band has added Dr. Eric Bush to its staff as an assistant director, according to a release from the band. Bush, who recently completed his doctorate degree at the University of Iowa and who served as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeye Marching Band, will join Dr. Carter Biggers and several graduate assistants under director Greg Drane. Drane is entering his first season as director of the Blue Band, taking over for Richard Bundy, who retired in June 2015. As an...
flute choir at mosaic
Flute Choir Invited to Perform at NFA convention
The Penn State Flute Choir has been invited to perform on a special featured concert at the 43rd annual National Flute Association (NFA) convention, to be held in Washington, D.C. August 13-16th, 2015. With a record breaking 49 proposed choirs this year, Penn State is one of only 22 accepted to perform. Inspired by the flutists in groups such as Project Trio and The Fourth Wall, the Penn State Flute Choir has designed an engaging and interdisciplinary program, entitled "Sound in Motion...
Student Spotlight
Grace Shafer, horn

Congratulations to horn graduate student Grace Shafer on being named one of the winners of the...

Faculty Spotlight
Congratulations to flute professor Naomi Seidman who received the 2015 College of Arts and Architecture "Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring."
Alumni Spotlight
Norm Sands

Norm Sands (’85 B.S. Music Education) was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award – Elementary” at the annual “H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards” held in Austin, Texas on May 3, 2015. The award includes a $...