The College of Arts and Architecture

Featured Performances and Events

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Starts: Mar 23 2018 - 3:30pm

Free Admission

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra violist, Alice Bish, presents a masterclass for Penn State viola students.  Her visit is hosted by Penn State viola professor Timothy Deighton.

Since moving to central Pennsylvania in the mid 1990’s, Alice Bish has distinguished herself as an orchestral musician, performing with groups as diverse as Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Pennsylvania Regional...

122 Music Buildng II
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Starts: Mar 25 2018 - 4:00pm

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Lecturer in horn Sarah Schouten and clarinet professor Anthony J. Costa present a joint recital. They are assisted by collaborative pianist Amber Shay Nicholson.


Trio, Op. 274 ♦ Carl Reinecke

Suite for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano ♦ Alec Wilder

Drei Stücke ♦ Felix Mendelssohn
  • Präludium, Op. 35,...
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Kimmel Center
Starts: Mar 27 2018 - 7:30pm

The 12th annual President's Concert features performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

At 6 p.m., join alumni and friends for a pre-concert reception in the Kimmel Center's Lounge, hosted by Penn State President Eric Barron and the Penn State Alumni Association. Those attending the reception will be escorted to reserved seating for the President’s Concert. Registration information will be available soon!

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
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Starts: Mar 28 2018 - 7:30pm

Free admission

The Penn State School of Music presents Musica Nova, a unique concert of newly composed music for a wide variety of media including winds, brass, strings, percussion, piano, recorded audio, and more.

Lions, tigers, dancing bears, impossible feats of strength, acts of strange magical powers, displays of exotic and rare specimens from the far corners of the globe, frightening and shocking freaks of the natural world, will...

Recording Studio A
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Starts: Mar 29 2018 - 12:10pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

Free admission

Michigan State University voice professor Richard Fracker performs a guest recital as part of the weekly Bach's Lunch series. In addition to the recital, Fracker will present a masterclass during Voice Forum on Friday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. in 110 Music Building I.

Richard Fracker is professor of voice (tenor) and area chair of vocal arts at the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Music. Prior to joining the MSU faculty in September 2004,...

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Starts: Apr 4 2018 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

Free admission, but tickets must be picked up in advance. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location.

Four choirs from communities and schools in central Pennsylvania join Penn State's Essence of Joy and the Glee Club in a choral celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorating the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The concert is coordinated by Penn State professor Anthony...

Starts: Apr 6 2018 - 7:30pm

General $8.50 (+$1.50 ticketing fee); Students $3.50 (+$1.50 ticketing fee). Tickets are available for purchase at the State Theatre box office or online at

The 19th...

State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College
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Starts: Apr 7 2018 - 10:30am

Free Admission

The Danish String Quartet offers a masterclass for Penn State string students. The 90-minute session is hosted by Penn State violin professor James Lyon.

Presented by the Center for the Performing Arts, the Danish String Quartet will present a concert on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium. The program includes music by Bartók, Beethoven, and a set of Nordic folk tunes. For ticket information, please see the...

110 Music Building I
Jazz Festival 2018
Starts: Apr 7 2018 - 7:30pm

General $8.50 (+$1.50 ticketing fee); Students $3.50 (+$1.50 ticketing fee). Tickets are available for purchase at the State Theatre box office or online at

The 19th annual Penn...

State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College
essence of joy
Starts: Apr 8 2018 - 3:00pm
Worship Hall- Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

General $4.99/Students $2.00

Essence of Joy performs "Anticipation," its final concert of the 2017-18 year. The concert celebrates the history of the ensemble and honors the retirement of its founding conductor and music director, Anthony T. Leach. The concert repertoire is separated into three different segments representing different generations of Essence of Joy as an ensemble, and includes three compositions by...

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Starts: Apr 8 2018 - 4:00pm

Free Admission

Faculty members Timothy Deighton and Christopher Guzman collaborate to present a recital.


Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029 for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard ♦ Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Vivace
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 25, No. 4 ♦ Paul Hindemith

  • Sehr lebhaft
  • Sehr langsame Viertel
  • Finale, Lebhafte Viertel


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horn ensemble
Starts: Apr 8 2018 - 7:30pm

Free Admission

The Penn State Horn Ensemble showcases the finest hornists on campus. Comprised of music majors, horn performance minors, and talented hornists from outside the School of Music by audition, this twenty-member ensemble meets in spring semesters and is often divided into quartets. The ensemble has performed at symposia of the International Horn Society, including those held in New York, Michigan, and California, as well as London, England. The Penn State Horn Ensemble...

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Starts: Apr 13 2018 - 2:30pm
128 Music Building II
tuba euphonium ensemble
Starts: Apr 13 2018 - 7:30pm

Free Admission

The Pennsylvania State University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, formed in the fall of 1987, has achieved success performing regionally, nationally and internationally. The group performs outstanding traditional, contemporary, and popular literature composed or transcribed for the tuba/euphonium ensemble. This highly select ensemble is comprised of the finest euphonium and tuba players on campus by audition. The group has garnered praise for many featured international and...

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Starts: Apr 14 2018 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General public $20/students $10

Buy tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium and save 40%. There is no limit on the number. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts...