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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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  • Erin Coe, director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y., has been named director of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, effective September 11, following a national search. Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator at the Palmer, will continue to...
Student Spotlight
  • Penn State alumna Christina Dietz (‘17 B.F.A. Sculpture) was one of only ten graduating seniors nationwide to receive a Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (CCCD) Windgate Fellowship, a $15,000 award that honors...
  • Penn State Architecture undergraduate In Pun was named a finalist in ModernfoldStyles, Inc.’s Office of the Future design competition, winning a $2,000 scholarship. ModernfoldStyles, based in Hackensack, N.J., sells and...
  • A collaboration that Art Education faculty member Christopher Schulte began while a graduate student at Penn State has evolved into an internship program for undergraduates seeking experience in early childhood art education. In...
  • Janet Purdy, doctoral candidate in art history, is one of three Penn State graduate students recognized with the 2017 Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award to help fund their research pursuits. The award, now in...
  • Not many Penn State students arrive on campus having already been in a commercial. But Carlot Dorvé is an exception—in more ways than one. A trumpeter and graduate student in music performance, Dorvé was selected to play...
  • Members of the Penn State Clay Club will be selling their work at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, July 13–16, thanks to a collaboration between the festival and the Arts Entrepreneurship program in the...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce Home Economics, a collection of two- and three-dimensional work by ten artists engaging with various understandings of home, what it means to belong, and the intricacies of domestic relationships. Home...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Madhuri Desai, associate professor of Art History and Asian Studies, recently published her book, Banaras Reconstructed: Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu City (University of Washington Press, 2017). “After several...
  • The best reason for a professor to revamp a course is the desire to learn something new, which is exactly why Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, revised her seminar on color for the fall 2016 semester. “I...
Research/Creative Activity
  • On a Wednesday afternoon in April, students were scattered at workstations throughout a lab space in Borland Building, experimenting with 3D pens and 3D printers to make creations out of plastic. Other students were cutting shapes from cardboard, putting...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Friends and colleagues of Sue Haug surprised her with the establishment of an endowment in her honor at a reception on May 4. Haug, director of Penn State's School of Music since 2005, has stepped down from that post but will...
  • Stephen Zimmerer (’16, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture) has been named a Landscape Architecture Foundation 2017 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist. Finalists receive a $1,000 award and a certificate at a recognition...
  • A single LED light can produce 16.4 million distinct colors. That’s a whole lotta color. And thanks to a donation from entertainment lighting manufacturer ETC, the School of Theatre’s Lighting Lab now has more than a...

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