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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
  • As Penn State administrators and faculty members, Barbara and James Korner have seen firsthand how many students struggle to afford a college education. That’s why they have established an Open Doors Scholarship as part of the University’s current...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture Office of Digital Learning has officially announced its course offerings for the upcoming summer semesters. Students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse course catalog of art, music, design and related subjects...
Student Spotlight
  • After the triptych “Virgin and Child with Two Donors,” a piece in the permanent collection of the Palmer Museum of Art, was discovered to be a forgery, Carolyn Lucarelli, curator of visual resources in the Department...
  • For eight months, a seven-person team of undergraduate students, including Graphic Design sophomore Christina Warren, worked to develop technology that could help students find a more efficient academic path to graduation- and in...
  • 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
  • In 1954, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled racial segregation laws in public schools are unconstitutional. On exhibit in the Woskob Family Gallery until April 6, is “Race and Revolution: Still...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Mihyun Kang has been appointed research professor in the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the College of Arts and Architecture liaison to the Sustainability Institute. Kang, who holds a Ph.D. in...
  • Curtis Craig, associate professor of sound design and head of the BFA Design and Technology program, will hold a meet and greet on March 23 following a performance of “How To Catch Creation.” Produced in Association...
Research/Creative Activity
  • The discourse of art history has long privileged the eye, especially regarding questions of connoisseurship. Grounded in research, the visual is supplemented by archival documents to make a case of attribution or to determine the date of a work of art....
  • NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, was recently on the University Park campus (Jan. 22) to film the Penn State interdisciplinary team that has advanced to the third phase of NASA’s $3.1-million 3D-Printed Habitat...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Using their small family-owned and operated business, Penn State alumni Larry and Anne Barasch launched a fundraiser to sell the now famous “Stronger Than Hate” t-shirts following the tragic shooting at the Tree of...
  • Penn State School of Visual Arts alumna Beverly McIver, Ebenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts at Duke University, was recently among the African American musicians and artists from North Carolina honored by N.C....
  • Alumnus Paul Bell (’83 B.A. Art, B.S. Business) and his wife Maryann have made a financial contribution to the College of Arts and Architecture to support the Arts Entrepreneurship Program’s Arts Business Idea...

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