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Apply and Audition for 2014
Thank you for your interest in the Penn State School of Music. Our students, whether majors, minors, or participants, have the best of all possible worlds. They are part of a school that offers outstanding instruction with full-time artist faculty, many opportunities for...
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Want to be a music major?
Penn State is pleased to sponsor a website designed for high school students and their parents seeking facts and perspectives regarding majoring in music and careers in music after graduation. Majoringinmusic.com, a comprehensive resource including audition strategies,...
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Choirs to Perform at ACDA
Two Penn State choirs have been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association's Eastern Division conference on February 5-8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Penn State Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver, and Essence of Joy, conducted by...
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Violinists to Perform
Four violin students of James Lyon will appear as featured soloists during the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra's 2013-2014 season titled "Viva Vivaldi!" Each of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons will be performed over the course of four concerts. Junior Hannah...
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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...

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