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Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
centre dimensions in concert
Starts: October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Starts: October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project ends on a high note
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, an initiative that aimed to elevate the profile of the center’s classical music program within the community, recently concluded its six-season commitment. According to center Director George Trudeau, the focus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project was to provide students with live performance experiences and personal interaction with the musicians as a way to engage and grow new...
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Penn Staters Attend Conducting Workshop in Bulgaria
Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in Sofía, Bulgaria, July 25 – August 5. Lastra and Farrand were two of twenty-eight participants selected to receive conducting training and critique from world-renowned conductors and faculty. “This workshop is excellent,” said Lastra, who...
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Two Music Ed. Students to Present Research in England
An undergraduate student and a graduate student in music education have been invited to present their research at the "Spirituality and Music Education (SAME)" conference, December 10-11, 2017, in London, U.K. Senior Olivia Dowd will present "The Culture of Care and Empathy in Music and Music Education," a paper based on her honors thesis. From Pittsburgh, PA, Olivia served as historian of the Penn State Blue Band as well as president of Penn State’s Collegiate...
Student Spotlight
Stephen Cannistraci

Congratulations to graduate student Stephen Cannistraci who won 1st prize in the euphonium solo competition (24 years old and younger) at the International Women's Brass Conference in June 2017, held at Rowan University (NJ). He went on to...

Faculty Spotlight
Mark Ferraguto
The 2016 Westrup Prize has been awarded to Penn State faculty member Mark Ferraguto for his article ...
Alumni Spotlight
Peter Graff

Congratulations to Peter Graff ('13 M.A.-musicology), who has been awarded an Alvin H. Johnson AMS...