The College of Arts and Architecture

Emmanuel Houndo


Creative Achievement Award - Music 

Emmanuel Houndo is a senior undergraduate student double-majoring in general music and health policy & administration. Throughout his time at Penn State, he has engaged in many ensembles; has performed solo at events like THON; and has taken on opportunities in the healthcare field that include research and internships. These opportunities have allowed him to explore the different ways in which music and healthcare can intersect. Going forward, he hopes to continue using his passion for music to connect with a wide range of people, from classical concertgoers to hospital patients. He intends to use music as a bridge and gateway to new connections, new ideas, and better understanding of the world.

The Creative Achievement Awards are presented to recognize students who exemplify the objectives of the college with respect to enhancement of the arts. Students are selected by the faculty in their academic areas for their creative work, academic excellence, and service contributions. Each student receives the creative achievement medal designed by John Cook, professor emeritus in the School of Visual Arts.