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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 Penn State Department of Architecture and the State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT)’s GreenBuild project has been selected for a USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) Central PA Chapter Leadership award. The GreenBuild duplex, located at the...
  • At the start of each school year, students in the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture have to learn how to use the large-scale printers and plotters needed for their studio projects. Usually, these tutorials require an AAIT staff...
  • One-hundred years after the end of World War I, a new composition commemorating that day in history will be performed by the Penn State Concert Choir on November 11 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s new recital hall, adjacent to Music...
  • Within hours of getting keys, moving into a dorm room and saying goodbye to parents and family members, more than 3,500 first-year Penn State students will venture out of their rooms to an interactive experience that should set their emotions in high gear,...
  • Just minutes before entering her audition on the snare drum, Susan Nowlin, now Susan Nowlin Batutis, braided her long hair and pulled it to the top of her head to show then director, James Dunlop that she could wear the iconic Blue Band top hat and look...
  • Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture has announced the recipients of the 2018 Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award in design, humanistic, and performance achievement. One of the most significant awards in the college, the Golumbic...
Student Spotlight
  • Communicating the intricate structure of pollinator communities can be a difficult task, but thanks to a collaboration between the School of Visual Arts and the Center for Pollinator Research, there is a new tool that could have...
  • The MorningStar Solar Home, a self-sustainable home designed and built by Penn State students and faculty, now features a mural created by Danielle Spewak, a senior in the Penn State School of Visual Arts. The home was created in...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • Cyclists peddling under the Brooklyn Bridge or travelers preparing to embark on a journey from the Pittsburgh International Airport will now have their experience ornamented with work from Ann Tarantino, Penn State School of Visual Arts assistant professor....
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Dr. Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, has received the 2018 Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (...
Research/Creative Activity
  • There is a scrapyard in Accra, Ghana, known as Agbogbloshie, where e-waste goes to die – at least, that is the way it has been misrepresented and misunderstood by those on the outside. Penn State faculty members DK Osseo-Asare and Yasmine Abbas...
  • 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, was part of the curatorial team for “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths”...
  • Before paint stores and computer screens flooded the visual environment with a seemingly infinite variety of hues, color was a hard-earned thing. Pigments had to be harvested from animals, dug from mines thousands of miles away, or generated through obscure...
  • PennStateDen@Mars, an interdisciplinary research team competing in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge competition, has placed second in the foundation construction stage of the compeition.  The second place finish in the second of five levels...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Penn State alumnus and former Blue Band member Harry Burns and his wife, Patricia Wirth, have made a financial commitment to the University for the purpose of establishing the “Blue Band Diversity Fund,” which aims to...
  • Dan Marriott, Penn State alumnus, Stuckeman School assistant teaching professor of landscape architecture, and international expert on historic roads, was an advisor to and is featured in the PBS episode, “10 Streets That...
  • When Brian Kappel, Penn State School of Visual Arts alumnus and owner of Space Monkey Designs, scheduled a late-summer trip to University Park, his intention was to tour the visual arts facilities with his daughter who is...

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