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Starts: September 8, 2019 - 1:30pm
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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...
Concert Choir 2019
International tours a highlight for Penn State choir members
This summer, 32 members of the Concert Choir, along with School of Music faculty members Christopher Kiver, choir director, and Jennifer Trost, soloist, spent 10 days in Germany, performing music by composers associated with the towns they visited. Those towns included Gotha, Eisenach, Römhild, Görlitz, Bautzen, Berlin and Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked. According to Concert Choir member Lindsay Dudis, a sophomore voice major, it was exciting to see what inspired the...
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2019 Student Commencement Marshals
Congratulations to Ilyse Aber who was named student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2019 commencement ceremony on May 4th. From Warrington, PA, Ilyse Aber has completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a member of the Clarinet Studio and student of Anthony J. Costa. Ilyse graduated with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and was active in numerous Penn State ensembles, including the Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Fall Athletic Band,...
Student Spotlight
Jordana Schaeffer

Rising senior Jordana Schaeffer will serve as an intern with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during summer 2018. She will be participating in their outreach program, OrchKids, a year-round after school program for over 1,300 students in...

Faculty Spotlight
Ann Clements

Congratulations to music education professor Ann C. Clements, who has been named the recipient of...

Alumni Spotlight
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Amanda Horn Gunderson (’06 B.M.-piano with honors), ’06 M.A., ’08 M.M.) received the 2017 Music Teacher’s National Association’s Article of the Year Award for her publication titled “The Well-Crafted Question:...