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2019 Student Commencement Marshals
Congratulations to Ilyse Aber who was named student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture's 2019 commencement ceremony on May 4th. From Warrington, PA, Ilyse Aber has completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a member of the Clarinet Studio and student of Anthony J. Costa. Ilyse graduated with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and was active in numerous Penn State ensembles, including the Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Fall Athletic Band,...
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School of Music welcomes Baljinder Sekhon as Assistant Professor of Composition
The School of Music is pleased to welcome Baljinder Sekhon as assistant professor of composition effective fall 2019. Dr. Sekhon is coming to Penn State from the University of South Florida, where he received a 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher award. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, where he is a three-time recipient of the Howard Hanson Orchestral Prize, and a B.M. from the University of South Carolina. Additional honors include the Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize...
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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,...
Student Spotlight
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Junior Sadie Spivey (BM voice; BFA acting) will be appearing as a young artist during the 2018 season of Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, OH. Known as ‘America’s premier lyric theatre festival,’ the resident professional company of...

Faculty Spotlight
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Dr. Robert Gardner, associate professor of music...

Alumni Spotlight
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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...