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Mark Ballora
School of Music Professor Featured on Big Ten Network
Professor Mark Ballora's research on the sonification of hurricanes, in conjunction with the work of meteorology professor Jenny Evans, is now featured on the Big Ten Network's website. Click here to view the article.
Penn state Glee Club
Glee Club Performs in NYC
The Penn State Glee Club "raised the song" at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, 2018. The Glee Club was invited to perform by the University Glee Club of New York City (formed 1894) to share a concert in Alice Tully Hall.  Each ensemble performed individually for thirty minutes, and the concert concluded with five compositions sung by more than 150 massed voices.  The concert marked the first collaboration between these two storied ensembles.  ...
Ray Fortunato
In Memoriam: Ray Fortunato
Ray T. Fortunato (’52 M.M.), long-time supporter of the Penn State Glee Club and composer of "Hail, Oh Hail", passed peacefully on December 31, 2017, one month short of his 95th birthday. Ray was raised in Bethlehem, PA and graduated from Liberty High School. During World War II, he served as an officer in the 78th Infantry Division and fought in Germany. Among his military citations were two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was employed by Penn State from 1948...
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
Anthony Leach

Congratulations to Professor Anthony Leach who has been awarded the 2017 Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award by Chorus America. This national annual award honors the life and achievements of educator, conductor, and arranger Brazeal Dennard b...

Alumni Spotlight
Meredith Mecum

Congratulations to Meredith Mecum ('07 B.M.A.), who has been named the winner of the 2017-18 American Prize in Vocal Performance (professional division). The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists...