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Starts: August 21, 2016 - 12:30pm
Ends: Aug 26 2016 - 5:00pm
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Starts: August 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Starts: August 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
marko marcinko
New Director of Jazz Studies Announced
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Marko Marcinko as Director of Jazz Studies, beginning fall 2016. During his years in the music industry, Marcinko has worked as a freelance musician playing drum set, percussion, piano/keyboards, bass guitar, and trombone. He has also served as a studio session player, arranger, musical director, and producer for numerous commercial jingles, indie-films and off-Broadway, club and theater engagements. He has also worked with...
Corey Pompey
School Welcomes New Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
The Penn State School of Music is pleased to welcome Corey Pompey to its faculty as the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands. He will assist with the Marching Blue Band and athletics bands, teaches undergraduate conducting, conducts a concert band, and supervises student teachers. Pompey previously served as an assistant instructor with University Bands at the University of Texas at Austin. He was involved in all creative and administrative aspects of the program, including work with the...
capitol quartet cd
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Composition Commissioned by Capitol Quartet
Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. The work was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet, which includes Penn State faculty member David Stambler, with financial assistance from The Margot Music Fund. The composition can be heard on the quartet's most recent recording, Balance, produced by Blue Griffin Recordings. The six-movement suite imagines the four...
Student Spotlight
Joseph Helinski

Congratulations to junior voice performance major Joseph Helinski, who won first place in the Junior Men Category at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Student Auditions. This annual voice competition,...

Faculty Spotlight
Timothy Deighton

Congratulations to Timothy Deighton who has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Viola Society's "Maurice W. Riley Award." Started in 1993, the award recognizes distinguished contributions to the viola in teaching,...

Alumni Spotlight
chris brown holding a trombone

Christopher Brown ('12 M.M.-trombone) will make his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2016 as a member of the Seminole Trombone Quartet. The recital will feature a world premiere of a quartet written by New York-based composer Sheila Silver, and we...