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Mark Ballora
School of Music Professor Featured on Big Ten Network
Professor Mark Ballora's research on the sonification of hurricanes, in conjunction with the work of meteorology professor Jenny Evans, is now featured on the Big Ten Network's website. Click here to view the article.
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Glee Club Performs in NYC
The Penn State Glee Club "raised the song" at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, 2018. The Glee Club was invited to perform by the University Glee Club of New York City (formed 1894) to share a concert in Alice Tully Hall.  Each ensemble...
Ray Fortunato
In Memoriam: Ray Fortunato
Ray T. Fortunato (’52 M.M.), long-time supporter of the Penn State Glee Club and composer of "Hail, Oh Hail", passed peacefully on December 31, 2017, one month short of his 95th birthday. Ray was raised in Bethlehem, PA and graduated from Liberty...
Sean Toso singing National Anthem
School of Music Student Performs at Fiesta Bowl
Junior voice major Sean Toso sang the National Anthem at the Fiesta Bowl on December 30, 2017, prior to the football game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the University of Washington Huskies. He was joined by University of Washington soprano Krissy Terwilliger, a...
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Penn State Viola Ensemble Releases CD
The Penn State Viola Ensemble has released a CD available on CDbaby. "Hail Cremonus!: Music for Multiple Violas by Scott Slapin," includes 10 tracks including the five-movement work "Hail Cremonus!." Penn State viola professor Timothy Deighton can be...
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Brewster Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Penn State School of Music. Created in memory of Marjorie Jane Brewster (’61 B.A. Arts) by her father, the late R. Wallace Brewster (’28 B.A. Arts...
Maureen Carr
SMT Recognizes Achievements of Maureen Carr
The Society of Music Theory (SMT) is the professional organization of music theorists, promoting the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. Since 1995, the executive board of this international organization has granted...
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Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project ends on a high note
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, an initiative that aimed to elevate the profile of the center’s classical music program within the community, recently concluded its six-season commitment. According to...
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Penn Staters Attend Conducting Workshop in Bulgaria
Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in Sofía, Bulgaria, July 25 – August 5....
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Two Music Ed. Students to Present Research in England
An undergraduate student and a graduate student in music education have been invited to present their research at the "Spirituality and Music Education (SAME)" conference, December 10-11, 2017, in London, U.K. Senior Olivia Dowd will present "The Culture of...