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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
  • B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education and African American studies, has been appointed interim director of the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) for a two-year term, effective August 1, 2018, following the retirement of Graeme Sullivan,...
  • When Randy Ploog, the recently retired Coordinator of International Programs for the College of Arts and Architecture, developed AA100: Introduction to International Arts as the foundation course for the International Arts minor, he did not anticipate that it...
  • A new course being offered this fall is combining art, science and history to create a novel classroom experience. Sustainable Studio (ART 297) returns students to the roots of the dye industry by learning about both ancient and modern production methods, and...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • The Arboretum at Penn State invites the campus and community to the public opening of a summer art exhibition—"Gravity Schmavity: Repurposed Plastic Sculpture by Aurora Robson"—on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The exhibit will be on view...
  • 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
  • William Doan, professor in the Penn State School of Theatre, will serve as an artist-in-residence in the College of Nursing for the 2018–19 academic year in an effort to infuse artistic representation into the science of...
  • An idea on a white board three years ago has transformed from a project that no one had the time to pursue into an innovative way of streamlining the development of an online course. Headless Authoring Experience (HAX), the Open...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Maggie Davis doesn’t look like a detective. She doesn’t wear a trenchcoat, a fedora or carry a magnifying glass. But she’s solving a mystery that dates back to the early years of the United States and the birth of the American artistic...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Craig Zabel, associate professor and former department head of Art History for nineteen years, is celebrating a proud moment as a graduate advisor. Four of his advisees (former and current) have been invited to participate at the...

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