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Starts: December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Starts: December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
News
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 Lifetime Memberships to certain members in recognition of their truly outstanding contributions to the field. Congratulations to Penn State distinguished professor Maureen Carr who received this honor at the society's 40th...
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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 center Director George Trudeau, the focus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project was to provide students with live performance experiences and personal interaction with the musicians as a way to engage and grow new...
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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. Lastra and Farrand were two of twenty-eight participants selected to receive conducting training and critique from world-renowned conductors and faculty. “This workshop is excellent,” said Lastra, who...
Student Spotlight
Stephen Cannistraci

Congratulations to graduate student Stephen Cannistraci who won 1st prize in the euphonium solo competition (24 years old and younger) at the International Women's Brass Conference in June 2017, held at Rowan University (NJ). He went on to...

Faculty Spotlight
Velvet Brown
Congratulations to Professor Velvet Brown for being the recipient of the College of Arts and Architecture's 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Alumni Spotlight
Annie Burridge

Annie Burridge ('00 B.M.-voice) has been named as general director of Austin Opera (TX), joining that organization after more than nine years with Opera Philadelphia. She began her new duties in Texas in November, 2016.

With degrees in...