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School of Music Students Teach Community Basics of Playing Instruments During Instrument Petting Zoo
No experience needed. This was the motto at the Center for the Performing Art’s event, the Instrument Petting Zoo, where students with any level of musical experience were able to attend to informally learn the basics of how to play certain wind and string instruments. The Woskob Family Gallery downtown hosted the event where Penn State School of Music students set up their instruments to teach inexperienced attendees how to play. In the gallery, student music ambassadors served as...
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School of Music Seeks New Director
The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Music. The College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader who will exemplify transparency, energy and intellectual rigor. The Director of the School of Music will work with faculty, staff, students and the community to build on the School’s many strengths while seeking new strategic opportunities. Penn State School of Music The...
Mark Ballora
Professor Publishes Music Technology Text with Oxford University Press
Professor Mark Ballora has published a new book with Oxford University Press. Designed for introductory courses in electronic music and multimedia, Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts presents the fundamental concepts of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, digital audio, audio recording, and communication among devices via the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Open Sound Control (OSC). The textbook includes: a thorough introduction to acoustics and the...
Student Spotlight
Katharine Carpenter

Congratulations to Katharine Carpenter for receiving the 2016 College of Arts and Architecture’s Alumni Society Scholarship. The scholarship was established by members of the College’s Alumni Society to recognize outstanding...

Faculty Spotlight
Paul Barsom
Paul Barsom’s composition Making Merry Hoohaw Over Misery for oboe and fixed audio will be featured in performance at the West Fork New Music Festival at Fairmont State University in West Virginia on...
Alumni Spotlight
Michael Schutz

Michael Schutz ('02 B.M.A.-percussion, B.S. Computer Sicence) is an associate professor of music cognition/percussion at McMaster University in Ontario, CN. The founding director of the University’s MAPLE Lab (Music Acoustics,...