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Ensemble Auditions
All University Park students are invited and encouraged to continue their music making as a member of one of Penn State’s many ensembles, which are open to all students regardless of major. Auditions for School of Music ensembles begin on Sunday, August 25 and...
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President's Concert 2014
The eighth annual Penn State President's Concert will occur on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in New York City at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center). The program will include performances by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble...
Carter Biggers
New faculty member appointed
The School of Music is pleased to welcome Carter Biggers as a member of the athletic band and conducting faculties, beginning fall 2013. Biggers is currently a D.M.A. candidate in band conducting at the University of Iowa. He served as a graduate fellow and teaching...
Mark Ferraguto
Musicologist Joins Faculty
Welcome to Mark Ferraguto, who will join the faculty in fall 2013. Dr. Ferraguto specializes in the music and culture of 18th- and 19th-century Europe, particularly Vienna. His teaching and research interests include the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven; folk music and...
Marica Tacconi honored by Penn State Commission for Women
Marica S. Tacconi, professor of musicology and assistant director for research and graduate studies in the School of Music in the College of Arts and Architecture, was honored with a 2013 Achieving Women Award from the Penn State Commission for Women. The...
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Application Deadline Extended
We are proud to present The Honors Music Institute, a one-week immersion in the art of music-making designed for talented high school students entering grades 9-12 in fall 2013 (recent high school graduates are also eligible). Whether you have a passion for singing or...
Future Plans for College Marshal
What happens when a student has strong interests in two vastly different fields of study? How does the student choose a path? Josh Laughner decided not to choose and successfully pursued degrees in both chemistry and music. Laughner, a resident of Wadsworth, Ohio, recently...
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FivE to Compete at Fischoff
FivE, a euphonium quartet comprised of undergraduate students Drew Bonner, Luke Gall, Mitchell Mest, and Brian Sugrue, has been chosen by audition to compete in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association's competition at the University of Notre Dame on May 10-12....
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Conducting Workshop Invitations
Three graduating master’s conducting students have been invited on the basis of audition to participate in conducting workshops this summer. David Hood is pursuing a master’s degree in choral conducting. He will be attending a workshop titled “The Complete...
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Faculty to Perform in Italy
Clarinet professor Anthony J. Costa and saxophone professor David Stambler have been invited to play a half-recital at the 2013 International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest, occurring July 24-28 in Assisi, Italy. The recital will include a new composition for the...

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