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News
Mark Ballora
Remembering Professor Mark Ballora : Celebration of Life set for Sept. 29, 2019
Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre, and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator, unexpectedly passed on Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was 57 years old. A celebration of Ballora's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Recital Hall, Music Building I. All are invited to celebrate Mark with words and...
Concert Choir 2019
International tours a highlight for Penn State choir members
This summer, 32 members of the Concert Choir, along with School of Music faculty members Christopher Kiver, choir director, and Jennifer Trost, soloist, spent 10 days in Germany, performing music by composers associated with the towns they visited. Those towns included Gotha, Eisenach, Römhild, Görlitz, Bautzen, Berlin and Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked. According to Concert Choir member Lindsay Dudis, a sophomore voice major, it was exciting to see what inspired the...
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2019 Student Commencement Marshals
Congratulations to Ilyse Aber who was named student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2019 commencement ceremony on May 4th. From Warrington, PA, Ilyse Aber has completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a member of the Clarinet Studio and student of Anthony J. Costa. Ilyse graduated with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and was active in numerous Penn State ensembles, including the Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Fall Athletic Band,...
Student Spotlight
Ryan Czekaj holding a clarinet

Congratulations to junior music education major Ryan Czekaj, who has been named as a recipient of Penn State's Erickson Discovery Grant. These competitive grants are directed to student-initiated projects in the sciences, engineering, social...

Faculty Spotlight
Marica Tacconi

Prof. Marica Tacconi was one of 20 scholars invited to present at the International conference, “San Miniato and the Mark of the Millennium” held in Florence (in May 2018) to mark the 1,000 anniversary of the founding of San Miniato...

Alumni Spotlight
Alexa Thomson

Alexa Sangbin Thomson, Professional Performance Certificate (PPC) recipient in 2016, has just won a coveted position as a community embedded musician in the Houston Symphony.  Alexa came to Penn State from New Zealand to study with Prof. Tim...