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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...
  • 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...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • If you walk through the Arboretum at Penn State this summer and early fall, you’ll see more than flowers and greenery. Gravity Schmavity, an exhibition featuring outdoor plastic sculpture by Aurora Robson, is installed at the Arboretum through October...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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 competition. The second place finish in the second of five levels within...
  • As human exploration of Mars becomes more of a possibility, planning for the basic needs of the explorers begins with conceptualizing a shelter. A team of Penn Staters is making a strong case that they should be the ones to join with NASA in developing the...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • 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...
  • The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. One of the honorees is Robert Cutietta ('82 Ph.D. Music Ed...

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