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Starts: December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Starts: December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Maureen Carr
SMT Recognizes Achievements of Maureen Carr
The Society of Music Theory (SMT) is the professional organization of music theorists, promoting the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. Since 1995, the executive board of this international organization has granted Lifetime Memberships to certain members in recognition of their truly outstanding contributions to the field. Congratulations to Penn State distinguished professor Maureen Carr who received this honor at the society's 40th...
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Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project ends on a high note
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, an initiative that aimed to elevate the profile of the center’s classical music program within the community, recently concluded its six-season commitment. According to center Director George Trudeau, the focus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project was to provide students with live performance experiences and personal interaction with the musicians as a way to engage and grow new...
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Penn Staters Attend Conducting Workshop in Bulgaria
Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in Sofía, Bulgaria, July 25 – August 5. Lastra and Farrand were two of twenty-eight participants selected to receive conducting training and critique from world-renowned conductors and faculty. “This workshop is excellent,” said Lastra, who...
Student Spotlight
Francisco Montero

Congratulations to graduate pianist Francisco Montero on the release of his first solo CD titled “New York Dreams.”  Produced by KNS Classical, the CD features Montero’s performances of Brahms’ “...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ballora

Congratulations to music technology professor Mark Ballora, who is the co-recipient of two $50,000 interdisciplinary seed grants awarded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and the Gulf Research Program. These...

Alumni Spotlight
Diana Shull
Diana Shull (’15 PPC-cello) recently completed a concert tour to China as a member of the German Film Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Christiane Silber. The tour included performances in ten cities in China, including a...