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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 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...
  • William J. Doan, professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and artist-in-residence in the College of Nursing, has been named Penn State Laureate for the 2019–20 academic year. As laureate, he will explore the intersections of art,...
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...
  • The work of current and former Penn State architecture students who have taken part in the study abroad program at the Pantheon Institute in Rome went on display March 28 at the Italian embassy in Washington, D.C. The...
  • 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...
  • Being a student-athlete is a major commitment, and with that comes the responsibility of balancing athletics and academics. Within Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture, Danae Rivers, junior integrative arts major and...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • Faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Architecture will present Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking play, The Vagina Monologues on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium at the Palmer Museum of Art. Admission is free. The play...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is the 2019 recipient of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Eastern Region Higher Education Art Educator Award.  Knochel...
  • A few hours made all the difference when it came to how the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) at the 2019 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology was won. If Rodney Allen Trice, professor of practice in graphic design...
Research/Creative Activity
  • The College of Arts and Architecture’s Arts and Design Research Incubator is making strides in research centered on collaboration between the fields of art and medicine. On Friday April 26, ADRI will host HEART: A Symposium at the Junction of Health...
  • Daniel Zolli, assistant professor of art history, and Art History alumna Kelema Moses have been named as recipients of the 2019-2020 Getty Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art, awarded to encourage...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • 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...
  • For Devan Shimoyama, 2011 graduate of the Penn State School of Visual Arts, 2019 is off to a memorable start. In March, Shimoyama closed his acclaimed solo show “Cry Baby” at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and...
  • 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...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced a transformational gift of 140 American works on paper, recently donated by Penn State alumnus John P. Driscoll. The expansive gift, one of the most important in the 47-year...

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