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The Penn State School of Music

The School of Music’s mission is to inspire and educate performers, composers, scholars, and teachers in an atmosphere that fosters excellence and serves the global and regional community.

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Across the College
  • Caleb Yoder, son of Terry and Kendra Yoder of State College, has been named the spring 2016 Penn State College of Arts and Architecture student marshal in recognition of his academic achievements. He will receive a Bachelor of Design in...
  • Penn State students interested in arts entrepreneurship recently competed in the first Arts Business Idea Competition, sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture’s Arts Entrepreneurship program. The competition was open to undergraduate...
  • The international award-winning Blood at the Root, which the School of Theatre commissioned for its M.F.A. Acting class of 2014, will have its New York City premiere at the National Black Theatre, April 20–May 15. Written by Dominique...
  • This year, graduating College of Arts and Architecture students will hear from one of their own at their May 7 commencement ceremony. Lisa Rogali, an award-winning soprano who will receive a bachelor’s degree in music education, will give the...
Student Spotlight
  • Jeremy Dennis, M.F.A. candidate in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is one of ten recipients of a 2016–17 $10,000 Dreamstarter grant for his art-based photography project, “On This Site,” which aims to...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, Consciously Surreal: Photography, the Uncanny, and the Body, from January 12 through May 8, 2016. Championed as a medium capable of yielding unmediated copies of nature, photography is often believed to...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, From Dada to Dalí: Surrealist Works on Paper, from January 12 through May 8, 2016. The Dada movement arose in reaction to the senseless destruction of World War I. First practiced, and named, in 1916 by...
  • “Return to the Scene of the Crime,” an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Yarber, Distinguished Professor of Art, is on display in the Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, though July 1, 2016. An artist talk and reception...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • “Face.Age,” a multimedia installation featuring cross-generational encounters, co-directed by Andrew Belser, professor of theatre, won Wake Forest University’s Short Film Competition as part of its Aging Re-...
  • Brian Alfred, Penn State assistant professor of art, has made animation works for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which is introducing a special Shinkansen (high-speed railway) service this spring on the Joetsu Line...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck had their holiday in Rome. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. And of course, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris. Cities have long played an...
  • "inti.mate," a solo exhibition by School of Visual Arts M.F.A. candidate Sidney Mullis, is on display through May 12 in the Wooster St. Window Gallery at the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City. Investigating notions of gender and sexuality,...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • “He lived life large, and always thought the best of everyone.” Those words, from Karen Flanigan Thorp, sum up how many felt about her husband, the late Charles Thorp, a Penn State Architecture alumnus who touched...

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