The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
Oriana Singers
Starts: April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Concert Choir
Starts: April 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
philharmonic orchestra
Starts: April 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
David Frego
David Frego Named Director of School of Music
David Frego, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Music, effective July 1, 2017. Frego, who is the Roland K. Blumberg Professor of Music at UTSA, has been at the university since 2008. He previously served as associate director and associate professor in the School of Music at Ohio State University. “I'm thrilled to join the music faculty at Penn State. I look forward to...
Old Main
Music Minors Win Top Awards in Sciences
Proving that Penn State students can do it all – and do all of it well -  music performance minors Jacob Cordell and Sylvia Biscoveanu have been named the winners of Penn State’s most prestigious awards given in the sciences. Jacob and Sylvia are co-recipients of the Astronaut Scholarship. These awards are provided by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), founded by the astronauts participating in the Mercury 7 space program, to recognize undergraduate students who excel...
Fouad Fakhouri
2017 Alumni Award Winner to Visit Campus
Fouad Fakhouri, a ’97 graduate student in Composition/Theory and an ’01 M.M.-Orchestral Conducting degree recipient, has been named as the recipient of the School of Music’s 2017 Alumni Award, presented by the College of Arts and Architecture. He will visit the University Park campus on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 to receive the award and to interact with current students and faculty. Fakhouri currently serves as music director and conductor of the the Saginaw Bay...
Student Spotlight
Abigail Koehler

Congratulations to senior Abigail Koehler, whose thesis project titled “High School Music Theory: Perceptions of the AP Music Theory Exam’s Influence on Teaching and Learning” is one of four research projects selected for...

Faculty Spotlight
christopher kiver

Congratulations to Christopher Kiver who has received Penn State's 2017 President's Award for Engagement with Students. The award is given to a faculty member who goes beyond his or her responsibilities to engage and encourage students in...

Alumni Spotlight
Ian Saunders

Congratulations to Ian Saunders ('09 B.M., '12 M.M.-double bass), who is the recipient of a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CCM/CSO) diversity fellowship position. This program allows musicians from...