The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
Starts: April 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
Ends: Apr 7 2020 - 9:00pm
Starts: April 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
Ends: Apr 8 2020 - 9:00pm
Starts: April 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
Ends: Apr 11 2020 - 9:30pm
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Remaining Spring 2020 Recitals, Concerts, Masterclasses are Cancelled
UPDATE: With Penn State's announcement to move to remote learning until the end of the semester, the School of Music has cancelled all upcoming performances, recitals, and events at this time. As we receive additional information, we will continue to provide updates regarding future performances, recitals, and events. If an event is cancelled, all ticket holders will be notified by phone or email with instructions. We hope to be returning soon!
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Cook and Guzman honored for CD of premieres
Kim Cook, distinguished professor of cello, and Christopher Guzman, associate professor of piano, were honored with an award for the Top Five CD Issues for 2018 by critics for Fanfare, one of the premiere journals of musical recordings. The CD, released by Naxos, features eight premieres by composer Paul Reale: Sonatas No. 1 and 2, Séance for Solo Cello, Four Folk Songs and the Wexford Carol. David Canfield from Fanfare praised the CD, saying, “[...
Halftime Show Designed by Doctoral Student in Music Ed, Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson
Homecoming Weekend Halftime Show Designed by Doctoral Student in Music Ed, Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson
Next weekend, October 4-6, 2019, is Homecoming weekend at Penn State. The halftime show is dedicated to celebrating 120 years of Penn State's Blue Band, and it was designed by Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson, a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Education, and a Penn State Alum (’07, B.S. Music Education)! The show will feature songs from throughout the ages, and as a traditional component of the Penn State Homecoming festivities, in addition to the Blue Band, the Penn State Alumni Blue...
Student Spotlight
Celeste Belknap

Congratulations to senior Celeste Belknap, who has been awarded the 2018 Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships given by the Penn State School of Music. Created in memory of Marjorie Jane Brewster by...

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Benitez on the July 2019 release of his latest book, Olivier Messiaen’s Opera, Saint Francois d’Assise.  The book is published by Indiana University Press.

From the publisher’s...

Alumni Spotlight
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Congratulations to Eddie Sundra (BM, 2014) on winning the recent audition for Associate Principal/2nd/E-flat Clarinet with the Richmond Symphony!

Hailing from the greater Philadelphia...