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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
  • Jonathan Colón is the new college academic adviser for the College of Arts and Architecture. He brings eight years of experience in advising to the position, including four years serving as the advising coordinator for arts programs at Salisbury University in...
Student Spotlight
  • 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...
  • For someone who never thought she would succeed at painting, Taylor Bielecki has proven herself wrong and won a national award in the process. Bielecki, a senior B.F.A. candidate in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is one of...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • 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,...
  • Selected wind and string musicians of the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra work overtime in the chamber music ensemble Camerata RCO. The Dutch ensemble will make its Penn State premiere in a concert featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet...
  • 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
  • Bill Doan, professor and director of the School of Theatre, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, an honorary society of outstanding theatre educators and professional theatre practitioners. Now...
  • Marko Marcinko is so busy, he can’t miss a beat lest he lose the rhythm. The Penn State School of Music’s director of jazz studies and accomplished drummer crisscrosses the Keystone State to fulfill his duties as full...
  • It has been an exciting year for Dan Willis. In addition to celebrating his thirtieth anniversary as professor of architecture at Penn State, Willis was awarded the Stuckeman Endowed Professorship for Advanced Design Studies (ADS...
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...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • 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...
  • Penn State alumni and friends have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Alumni Association on a “Tanzania Adventure,” a 16-day experience including a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and a classic wildlife safari in...
  • Penn State Music alumnus Ray T. Fortunato (’52 M.M.), long-time supporter of the Penn State Glee Club and composer of "Hail, Oh Hail," passed peacefully on December 31, 2017, one month short of his 95th birthday....

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