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Featured Performances and Events
Mark Ballora
School of Music Professor Featured on Big Ten Network
Professor Mark Ballora's research on the sonification of hurricanes, in conjunction with the work of meteorology professor Jenny Evans, is now featured on the Big Ten Network's website. Click here to view the article.
Penn state Glee Club
Glee Club Performs in NYC
The Penn State Glee Club "raised the song" at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, 2018. The Glee Club was invited to perform by the University Glee Club of New York City (formed 1894) to share a concert in Alice Tully Hall.  Each ensemble performed individually for thirty minutes, and the concert concluded with five compositions sung by more than 150 massed voices.  The concert marked the first collaboration between these two storied ensembles.  ...
Ray Fortunato
In Memoriam: Ray Fortunato
Ray T. Fortunato (’52 M.M.), long-time supporter of the Penn State Glee Club and composer of "Hail, Oh Hail", passed peacefully on December 31, 2017, one month short of his 95th birthday. Ray was raised in Bethlehem, PA and graduated from Liberty High School. During World War II, he served as an officer in the 78th Infantry Division and fought in Germany. Among his military citations were two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was employed by Penn State from 1948...
Student Spotlight
Jordana Schaeffer
Junior music education major Jordana Schaeffer has been accepted to the ESL (English as a Second Language) Certificate and Immersion Program in Ecuador for summer 2018. The program includes a 15-credit course, followed by an immersion experience in...
Faculty Spotlight
Vincent Benitez
Congratulations to Professor Vincent P. Benitez, who has recently published the second edition of his book, Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide. Released by Routledge in September 2017, this new book presents...
Alumni Spotlight
meghan carey

Congratulations to cellist Meghan Carey ('09 B.M.) who has joined the music faculty of Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) as assistant professor of low strings.

Originally from Lewisburg, PA, Meghan was previously an...