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Hiring Students for Stagehand and A/VProduction Teams
Calling all students! The School of Music needs YOU to help with concert productions. We are currently seeking students to work as Stagehands and A/V Production Assistants in our brand-new concert hall. We produce more than 350 concerts each year. To apply, please use this...
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Fall Visit Day, October 8
The School of Music cordially invites high school students to the University Park campus on Monday October 8, 2018 to explore the opportunities available as a Penn State music major. Our various programs are among the finest in the country, and we welcome the opportunity to...
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School of Music Open House
The School of Music will hold an Open House on Friday, October 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. for faculty, staff, and students of the College of Arts and Architecture and the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. We appreciate the patience and support of our neighbors throughout the...
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Gregg Mauroni Appointed as Artistic Director of Essence of Joy
After a national search and audition process, Gregg Mauroni has been appointed as the artistic director and conductor of Penn State’s Essence of Joy. Mauroni is a longtime resident of central Pennsylvania. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees...
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Voice Faculty Members Publish Book
Voice faculty member Norman Spivey and faculty member emeritus Mary Saunders Barton have written a book published by Plural Publishing titled Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com as well as from the...
Patti Begg
State College Teacher Named Outstanding Alumni Music Educator
Patti D. Begg has been named as the School of Music's Outstanding Alumni Music Educator for 2018. The award was presented at the recent Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference. Patti has taught elementary music and directed choirs for 35 years. She attended...
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Wishing "Fare Well" to Four Brass Area Graduate Students
Four graduate students from the brass area will graduate from Penn State on May 6, and all are moving on to continue their professional development at major institutions or orchestras. We wish them well in their new adventures! Chris O’Brien, a native of Benicia, CA...
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School of Music Welcomes Bryan Nichols to the Faculty
The Penn State School of Music is proud to welcome Dr. Bryan Nichols to the music education faculty, beginning fall 2018. Bryan E. Nichols is currently a teacher and conductor at the University of Akron, where he instructs undergraduate methods classes and supervises...
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Spring Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held Monday, February 12, 2018. Nine students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances. The Presser Scholarship was established to provide recognition for undergraduate...
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Clarinetist Named Winner of Graduate Exhibition
Congratulations to clarinetist Katherine Kessler who was named the winner of the 2018 Penn State Graduate Exhibition (Performance Option). Katherine performed “Hommage à Manuel de Falla” by Béla Kovács at the competition held March 23 at Eisenhower Auditorium....

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