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Students volunteer in Jamaica
School of Music students volunteer in Jamaica
Jillian Brannan (junior) and Geneva Maldonado (sophomore), music majors at Penn State University, were accepted and studied abroad this summer with the Jamaica Field Service Project. Both of these students completed service-learning work in the local schools,...
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Penn State Music Education professors and grad students well-represented at 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education in North Carolina
Several music education faculty members and graduate students from the Penn State School of Music have been selected to present their research at the 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education (SMTE) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, On September...
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Remembering Professor Mark Ballora : Celebration of Life set for Sept. 29, 2019
Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre, and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator, unexpectedly passed...
Concert Choir 2019
International tours a highlight for Penn State choir members
This summer, 32 members of the Concert Choir, along with School of Music faculty members Christopher Kiver, choir director, and Jennifer Trost, soloist, spent 10 days in Germany, performing music by composers associated with the towns they visited. Those towns included...
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2019 Student Commencement Marshals
Congratulations to Ilyse Aber who was named student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2019 commencement ceremony on May 4th. From Warrington, PA, Ilyse Aber has completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a member of the Clarinet Studio...
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School of Music welcomes Baljinder Sekhon as Assistant Professor of Composition
The School of Music is pleased to welcome Baljinder Sekhon as assistant professor of composition effective fall 2019. Dr. Sekhon is coming to Penn State from the University of South Florida, where he received a 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher award. He holds a Ph.D....
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 Society in San Antonio, Texas, for a book entitled The Rite of Spring at 100 (Indiana University Press, 2017). The award citation...
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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...
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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...
Rob Cutietta
Cutietta Alumni Fellow
The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. Robert Cutietta (D.Ed., music education, 1982), dean of the Thornton School of Music and Kaufman School of...

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