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Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: November 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 16 2018 - 9:00pm
flute
Starts: November 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 26 2018 - 9:00pm
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Starts: November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 28 2018 - 9:30pm
News
Maureen Carr
Maureen Carr wins Solie Award
Distinguished Professor of Music, Maureen Carr, was presented with the Ruth A. Solie Award at the 2018 meeting of the American Musicological Sodiety in San Antonio, Texas, for a book entitled The Rite of Spring at 100 (Indiana University Press, 2017). The award citation read: "This book of essays applies multidisciplinary approaches to ongoing questions about a central work by Stravinsky. The contributors include an international group of authors drawn from dance and theater specialists,...
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Music faculty to Cuba
Faculty from four universities joined forces with jazz musicians in Santiago de Cuba in September for the Cuban premiere of a new work for big band, Cuban Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition. Penn State was represented by faculty members Mark Lusk (trombone), David Stambler (saxophone), Velvet Brown (tuba), and Mark Marcinko (drums), graduate student Wade Judy (trombone), and alumni Alex Mann (...
Armistice
Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice
One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir on November 11 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s new recital hall. MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice, by Scott Eggert, was commissioned by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State, as part of an interdisciplinary project commemorating the armistice that ended the war. The commission...
Student Spotlight

Sadie Spivey was recipient of the 1st prize in the Sing Out! – a scholarship competition for voice performance across theatrical genres – receiving the Steve Roland Prize. Sing Out! was held in the Borland Project Space, with...

Faculty Spotlight
James Lyon
Professor James Lyon was featured violin soloist for the first public concert of the Nairobi (Kenya) Philharmonic in a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons given at All Saint's Cathedral on July 29, 2018. In addition...
Alumni Spotlight
Chris Ballentine

Christopher Ballentine ('15 BME) has been selected as the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's "Outstanding Young Music Educator."  The award was created to recognize a PMEA member, who has been teaching for...