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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
  • It could have been Bob Klotz’s mother taking him to an Alice Cooper concert when he was 13 that inspired him to become a musician, but Klotz’s musical interest took shape even earlier on his grandparents’ front porch. “I have these...
  • After three years of planning and design, the College of Arts and Architecture is pleased to announce the launch of a public, searchable photo archive of images from within the college. The online photo archive, Arts and Architecture Resource Collaborative (...
  • Like the art of drawing itself, Art 020: Introduction to Drawing, a fully online general education course, has taken time to perfect. The Office of Digital Learning first offered the course online in 2007, but recently completed an extensive revision...
Student Spotlight
  • Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in...
  • “The diverse courses I took at Penn State helped me prepare for this upcoming experience,” said Miranda Holmes (’17 B.F.A. Visual Arts), who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study in Berlin during...
  • Not many Penn State students arrive on campus having already been in a commercial. But Carlot Dorvé is an exception—in more ways than one. A trumpeter and graduate student in music performance, Dorvé was selected to play...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • SEEP August 24 – September 30, 2017 Opening Reception: August 24, 5–7PM The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce SEEP, a group exhibition presenting 11 contemporary artists hailing from across the country whose work engages with water....
  • The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, New Acquisitions: Minna Citron after Atelier 17, from September 5 through December 10. Minna Citron began her professional career as a member of the Fourteenth Street School, a loose confederation of...
  • Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again, a new exhibition on view September 5 through December 10 at the Palmer Museum of Art, focuses on the early career of this leading artist of the Hudson River School. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Durand’s first...
  • BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection, a new exhibition on view September 5 through December 17 at the Palmer Museum of Art, highlights monumental canvases from the permanent collection—many of which have not been on view in recent...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, College of Arts and Architecture, and director of the African Studies Program, College of the Liberal Arts, is part of the curatorial team that received a $250,000 National...
Research/Creative Activity
  • After a hiatus of showing work in a solo exhibition capacity, Bonnie Collura, associate professor of art, will be showing new work in three strategically placed solo exhibitions between September 2017 and January 2019. These projects aim to highlight...
  • An interdisciplinary Penn State team led by Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture faculty members Shadi Nazarian and José Duarte earned second place and a $150,000 prize in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Penn State School of Visual Arts alumna and Southwest Philadelphia artist D’nae Harrison (’14 B.F.A.) has made her mark on the city she calls home, with one of her paintings now permanently on display at One Parkway,...
  • The hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is coming … to a smartphone near you. And we’re not just talking music. On August 11, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the launch of the...

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