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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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Student Spotlight
  • Ellie Milewski, a junior in Penn State’s B.F.A. Acting program, made waves this past February when she, in collaboration with the Penn State School of Theatre, produced a staged reading of her first full-length play. The...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • 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...
  • The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and community to the public opening of a summer art exhibition—"Gravity Schmavity: Repurposed Plastic Sculpture by Aurora Robson"—on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The exhibit will be on view...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • An idea on a white board three years ago has transformed from a project that no one had the time to pursue into an innovative way of streamlining the development of an online course. Headless Authoring Experience (HAX), the Open...
  • William Doan, professor in the Penn State School of Theatre, will serve as an artist-in-residence in the College of Nursing for the 2018–19 academic year in an effort to infuse artistic representation into the science of...
  • When he began commuting from Brooklyn, New York, to University Park in 2014, Brian Alfred, assistant professor in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, often listened to podcasts to pass the time. But as he made his way through...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Maggie Davis doesn’t look like a detective. She doesn’t wear a trenchcoat, a fedora or carry a magnifying glass. But she’s solving a mystery that dates back to the early years of the United States and the birth of the American artistic...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • When Roger and Rosalie Dietz made the decision to spend their retirement years in Happy Valley, the atmosphere and accessibility of Penn State was a driving force. But the joy and enlightenment that resulted from their immersion...

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