The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
Starts: November 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 26 2018 - 9:00pm
Starts: November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 28 2018 - 9:30pm
musica nova
Starts: November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ends: Nov 29 2018 - 9:30pm
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 Sodiety 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,...
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 (...
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

Sadie Spivey was recipient of the 1st prize in the Sing Out! – a scholarship competition for voice performance across theatrical genres – receiving the Steve Roland Prize. Sing Out! was held in the Borland Project Space, with...

Faculty Spotlight
chuck youmans

Congratulations to music history professor Charles Youmans who has received the College of Arts & Architecture's 2018 Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring.

Alumni Spotlight
Phlip Doucette conducting a chorus

The Wilmington Children’s Chorus (WCC) is excited to announce that associate director Philip Doucette (’99 M.M.-vocal performance and pedagogy), was selected as one of three finalists for the Jefferson Awards Foundation's...