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Featured Performances and Events
bird
Starts: January 26, 2019 - 9:00pm
Ends: Jan 26 2019 - 4:45pm
Mark Lusk's 63rd Facutly Trombone Recital featuring Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Peter Sullivan, Principal Trombonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Starts: January 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
Ends: Jan 28 2019 - 9:30pm
Single Reed Summit
Starts: February 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
Ends: Feb 9 2019 - 9:30pm
News
Maureen Carr
Maureen Carr wins Solie Award
Distinguished Professor of Music, Maureen Carr, was presented with the Ruth A. Solie Award at the 2018 meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio, Texas, for a book entitled The Rite of Spring at 100 (Indiana University Press, 2017). The award citation read: "This book of essays applies multidisciplinary approaches to ongoing questions about a central work by Stravinsky. The contributors include an international group of authors drawn from dance and theater specialists,...
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Music faculty to Cuba
Faculty from four universities joined forces with jazz musicians in Santiago de Cuba in September for the Cuban premiere of a new work for big band, Cuban Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition. Penn State was represented by faculty members Mark Lusk (trombone), David Stambler (saxophone), Velvet Brown (tuba), and Mark Marcinko (drums), graduate student Wade Judy (trombone), and alumni Alex Mann (...
Armistice
Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice
One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir on November 11 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s new recital hall. MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice, by Scott Eggert, was commissioned by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State, as part of an interdisciplinary project commemorating the armistice that ended the war. The commission...
Student Spotlight
Jordana Schaeffer

Rising senior Jordana Schaeffer will serve as an intern with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during summer 2018. She will be participating in their outreach program, OrchKids, a year-round after school program for over 1,300 students in...

Faculty Spotlight
Jennifer Trost

Congratulations to voice faculty member Jennifer Trost who, along with accompanying graduate students, has been named as a finalist for the 2017-18 American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music/college division....

Alumni Spotlight
Shanti Nachergaele, photo credit: Sergio Verane

Shanti Nachtergaele ('17 M.A. Theory and History) is in her second year of Ph.D. studies in musicology at McGill University. She was awarded the Vaniere Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), a 3-year award for doctoral studies granted by the...