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Gregg Mauroni
Gregg Mauroni Appointed as Artistic Director of Essence of Joy
After a national search and audition process, Gregg Mauroni has been appointed as the artistic director and conductor of Penn State’s Essence of Joy. Mauroni is a longtime resident of central Pennsylvania. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Penn State and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in residence on the University Park campus. His graduate research delves into the possibilities for life-long music-making. He currently serves as...
book jacket for Spivey publication
Voice Faculty Members Publish Book
Voice faculty member Norman Spivey and faculty member emeritus Mary Saunders Barton have written a book published by Plural Publishing titled Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act. The book is available for purchase from as well as from the publisher's website. The publisher's website describes Cross-Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act as "an innovative resource for teachers and students of singing in today's evolving professional landscape....
Patti Begg
State College Teacher Named Outstanding Alumni Music Educator
Patti D. Begg has been named as the School of Music's Outstanding Alumni Music Educator for 2018. The award was presented at the recent Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference. Patti has taught elementary music and directed choirs for 35 years. She attended Westminster Choir College for her undergraduate degree in music education, and completed her master’s degree in music education at Penn State in 1992. Patti has been teaching elementary music in the State College Area...
Student Spotlight
Jordana Schaeffer

Rising senior Jordana Schaeffer will serve as an intern with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during summer 2018. She will be participating in their outreach program, OrchKids, a year-round after school program for over 1,300 students in...

Faculty Spotlight
Jennifer Trost

Congratulations to voice faculty member Jennifer Trost who, along with accompanying graduate students, has been named as a finalist for the 2017-18 American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music/college division....

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...