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Featured Performances and Events
chamber orchestra
Starts: October 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
guest recital logo
Starts: October 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
philharmonic orchestra
Starts: October 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
blue lion statue
2016-17 Application and Audition Information
Thank you for your interest in the Penn State School of Music! Penn State music students have the best of all possible worlds. They are part of an intimate environment offering outstanding instruction in programs that foster exceptional performers, scholars, and teachers. At the same time, they are a part of a world-class University offering an unparalleled breadth of programs and activities for students of all interests. Our audition dates for the 2016-17 school year are:...
Orpheus Singers
Auditions Now Open for Orpheus Singers
The Orpheus Singers, an auditioned chamber choir comprised of community members and Penn State students, is looking to recruit new members. Founded and conducted by faculty member Christopher Kiver, the 32-voice choir comes together for specific projects, and has performed with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, at the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and as part of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, presented by Penn State in 2013. In...
Chuck Youmans
Musicology Professor Publishes Book about Mahler and Strauss
Professor Charles Youmans’s latest book, Mahler & Strauss: In Dialogue, is now available from Indiana University Press. Using a wealth of documentary material, the book reconstructs the 24-year relationship between Mahler and Strauss through collage—"a meaning that arises from fragments."  Fourteen different topics, all of central importance to the life and work of the two composers, provide distinct vantage points from which to view both the professional and...
Student Spotlight
Yo-Jung Han

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Yo-Jung Han, who has accepted a position as visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University (NC) in the Hayes School of Music. She will teach courses in music methods for classroom teachers, and...

Faculty Spotlight
Darrin Thornton

Congratulations to music education faculty member Darrin Thornton for his election to the Steering Committee of the the MayDay Group. The MayDay Group is an international think-tank of music educators which aims to identify, critique, and change...

Alumni Spotlight
Dennis Malfatti

Dennis Malfatti (’98 M.M. choral conducting) conducted the New England Symphonic Ensemble and a massed choir made up of selected choirs from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana at Carnegie Hall in June 2016. The program included...