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National Performance Planned
The Penn State Flute Choir has been invited to perform at the national convention of the National Flute Association, August 8-11, 2013. Themed “Confluence of Cultures & Perseverance of Spirit,” this year's conference will take place in New Orleans,...
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Graduate Exhibition Results
The Graduate Exhibition, a showcase of musical and theatrical performances, cutting-edge research, and visual arts presented by Penn State's graduate students, occurred March 22-24, 2013. Students entered in the performance option presented their concerts on Friday,...
Keith P. Thompson
Emeritus Professor Lauded
Congratulations to Keith P. Thompson for his induction into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's Hall of Fame. Thompson, now of Fernandina Beach, Florida, is well-known for his long career at Penn State. After receiving his bachelor's degree in music...
Mitchell Mest
Euphoniums shine in Florida
Freshman Mitchell Mest won first prize in the solo euphonium competition held at the Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Jacksonville, Florida on March 15-16, 2013. Hosted by the University of North Florida, the two-day event consisted of concerts,...
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Students stand out at NATS
Four Penn State voice majors participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region conference held March 15-17, 2013 in Ithaca, New York. Baritone David Schmiech placed first in the sophomore men's division. His repertoire included...
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Spring Award Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 24 in Esber Recital Hall. Five current students were awarded significant scholarships based on performance, and three graduating students received awards recognizing their...
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Cornell Choir Visits
The Cornell University Chorus will be joined by Penn State's Oriana Singers and Women's Chorale in a celebration of women's choral music on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Hall of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, forming a rousing...
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WWFM Interview
George Trudeau, director of the Center for the Performing Arts, and Marica Tacconi, professor in the School of Music, were interviewed by WWFM host Rachel Katz regarding Penn State's highly successful Classical Music Project on February 16, 2013. The full interview can...
Barry Green
Green Residency Continues
Renowned bassist and author Barry Green will complete his residency at Penn State with a recital on Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. in 128 Music Building II. "Barry Green and Friends" will include special guest artists Tir Na Nog, Irish Dance School; Sue Garner...
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Professor's Article in Huffington Post
Mark Ballora has co-authored an article discussing sonification and using music to study the universe that is currently appearing in the Huffington Post. Ballora is an associate professor of music technology, teaching courses in music technology, history of electroacoustic...

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