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Starts: January 25, 2018 - 9:00am
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Starts: January 25, 2018 - 9:00am
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Starts: January 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
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...
Sean Toso singing National Anthem
School of Music Student Performs at Fiesta Bowl
Junior voice major Sean Toso sang the National Anthem at the Fiesta Bowl on December 30, 2017, prior to the football game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the University of Washington Huskies. He was joined by University of Washington soprano Krissy Terwilliger, a featured twirler with the University of Washington's marching band. A student in the studio of voice professor Norman Spivey, Sean is from State College, the son of Dale and Blaire Toso. He is a member of the Concert Choir...
Student Spotlight
Kate Sellers

Congratulations to senior music education major Katherine (Kate) Sellers, whose thesis research titled "Discrimination and Isolation among Female High School Band Directors" has been accepted as a research presentation at the upcoming...

Faculty Spotlight
Darrin Thornton

Congratulations to music education faculty member Darrin Thornton on the recent publication of Marginalized Voices in Music Education edited by Brent C. Talbot, published by Routledge Books. Thornton is the author of Chapter Three,...

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...