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Starts: September 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Ends: Sep 18 2019 - 9:00pm
Starts: September 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Ends: Sep 21 2019 - 7:00pm
Starts: September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ends: Sep 22 2019 - 5:00pm
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...
Penn State Faculty and Ph.D. students presenting at SMTE
Penn State Music Education professors and grad students well-represented at 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education in North Carolina
Several music education faculty members and graduate students from the Penn State School of Music have been selected to present their research at the 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education (SMTE) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, On September 12-14. SMTE aims to improve the quality of teaching and research in music teacher education,  provide leadership in the establishment of standards for certification of music teachers, and serve as an arm of National...
Mark Ballora
Remembering Professor Mark Ballora : Celebration of Life set for Sept. 29, 2019
Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre, and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator, unexpectedly passed on Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was 57 years old. A celebration of Ballora's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Recital Hall, Music Building I. All are invited to celebrate Mark with words and...
Student Spotlight
Faculty Spotlight
chuck youmans

Congratulations to music history professor Charles Youmans who has received the College of Arts & Architecture's 2018 Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring.

Alumni Spotlight
Alexa Thomson

Alexa Sangbin Thomson, Professional Performance Certificate (PPC) recipient in 2016, has just won a coveted position as a community embedded musician in the Houston Symphony.  Alexa came to Penn State from New Zealand to study with Prof. Tim...