Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre, and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator, unexpectedly passed on Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was 57 years old.
A celebration of Ballora's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Recital Hall, Music Building I. All are invited to celebrate Mark with words and music. Ballora’s family has requested that memorial gifts be made to the Penn State School of Music, via check payable to Penn State and sent to Penn State, One Old Main, University Park, PA 16802, or made online via credit card by visiting https://raise.psu.edu/RememberingMarkBallora. All gifts will be directed by the School of Music in consultation with the family to best celebrate Ballora’s academic legacy.