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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
  • The Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design (C-PAD), a partnership between the College of Arts and Architecture and Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), announces its inaugural Discovery Grant recipients and Innovators-in-Residence (see list below)....
  • Lisa Domenica Iulo is continuing the Hamer Center for Community Design’s strong record of success in collaborative outreach projects as its new director. Iulo, Penn State associate professor of architecture, has been serving in that role since July. The...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture has launched an Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Faculty Teaching Fellows Program in order to leverage and engage the expertise of faculty in the college and increase the impact of the Arts Entrepreneurship program. Over...
Student Spotlight
  • When Art History doctoral candidate Janet Purdy left a lucrative career as a designer in Chicago to attend graduate school and pursue a career researching African art, she knew that she was taking a chance. What she had not...
  • Networking, mentoring, the chance to learn directly from professionals in your industry—it’s what all students want. And it’s what Penn State theatre students will get, at the fourth annual STAGES—School...
  • The Penn State Viola Ensemble has released a CD available on CDbaby. "Hail Cremonus!: Music for Multiple Violas by Scott Slapin" has 10 tracks, including the five-movement work "Hail Cremonus!" Penn State...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • Sixty works exploring the complex story of plastic—from drawings and photographs to video installations and sculptures fabricated from found plastic—will be featured in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, on view at the Palmer...
  • BRIAN ALFRED Future Shock 1 FEBRUARY – 10 MARCH 2018 NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce Future Shock, an exhibition of recent paintings by Brian Alfred. The exhibition will open 1 February at 524 West 19th Street and...
  • A summer tour wasn’t enough for Straight No Chaser. After releasing the “Six Pack: Volume 3” EP in July, the nine-member vocal ensemble embarked on its “Speakeasy Tour” with a cappella versions of rock and pop hits by Beyoncé,...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State presents “Plastics@thePalmer,” a diverse series of artist lectures, films, gallery talks and “entangled conversations” with scholars as part of the exhibition “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is pleased to announce its schedule of exhibitions for 2018. Dominated by three major contemporary shows, the lineup also highlights the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American painters and printmakers, Pop...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Congratulations to Professor Velvet Brown, who has been named one of Penn State's newest Distinguished Professors, the highest honor awarded to faculty members. Brown is professor of tuba and euphonium at Penn State. Prior to...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Follow the thin blue line. Those who do will discover the nooks and crannies of Millvale, a small community just outside Pittsburgh. The public art project, conceived by Ann Tarantino, aims to bring life and energy back to the town, which was devastated by a...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Alvin Snowiss, a longtime supporter of the Palmer Museum of Art along with his late wife, Jean, have donated three significant works of art to the museum. The paintings greatly enhance the Palmer’s already...
  • Completing an arts or design degree is much more like a marathon than a sprint. And Rob and Gina Narracci hope to help students get across the finish line. The Narraccis, who earned their architecture degrees at Penn State, have...
  • When virtual correspondents and Uber drivers prepare to meet artist Sidney Mullis (’16 M.F.A. Sculpture) and ask whether to expect a man or a woman, she feels the relevancy of making art about gender. Mullis, the program...

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