The College of Arts and Architecture
Featured Performances and Events
flute day
Starts: January 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Ends: Jan 13 2019 - 7:00pm
faculty artist logo
Starts: January 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Ends: Jan 20 2019 - 9:00pm
faculty artist series logo
Starts: January 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Ends: Jan 27 2019 - 8:30pm
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 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,...
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
Ryan Czekaj holding a clarinet

Congratulations to junior music education major Ryan Czekaj, who has been named as a recipient of Penn State's Erickson Discovery Grant. These competitive grants are directed to student-initiated projects in the sciences, engineering, social...

Faculty Spotlight
dennis glocke

Penn State Director of Concert Bands Dennis Glocke conducted the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Band in Orlando, FL on November 25-28. The nation’s most elite high school musicians vied for the...

Alumni Spotlight
Doug Orzolek

Douglas C. Orzolek (M.E. ‘93) has been promoted to Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Orzolek serves as the Director of the Graduate Programs in Music Education, the Associate Director of Bands...