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A&A Spring Visit Days 2019

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
  • Where were you during the Apollo moon landing 50 years ago? For 60 former Penn State choir members, the answer is easy — they were performing an open-air concert in the Stadium of Apollo in Delphi, Greece. “When we left Athens the morning of July...
  • Penn State Architecture alumna Patricia Kucker, who has spent the past 27 years in higher education administration, has been named the interim director of the Stuckeman School in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. The position is a two-year...
  • To showcase Penn State’s growing collection of art and provide space for a range of cultural activities and events, University leaders have proposed the construction of a new freestanding art museum on the University Park campus that would be located in...
Student Spotlight
  • During the spring semester, an interdisciplinary group of students embarked on a weekend educational trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic cultural destination. The result...
  • Bryce Patterson has been selected as the College of Arts and Architecture’s student marshal for the summer 2019 commencement ceremony. Bryce is the son of Bill and Stacy Patterson of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and is...
  • Alana Iturralde came to Penn State from Puerto Rico, and now she’s headed across the pond for a prestigious Gasworks residency in London, England. She received her M.F.A. in sculpture during the University’s summer...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • There was a time when former Nittany Lion and Cincinnati Bengal football star Mike Reid terrorized his opponents. From his position on the defensive line, Reid pawed at quarterbacks and dragged to the ground any ball carrier within arm’s reach. But in...
  • When the Phase 3 results of  NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge were revealed in Peoria, Illinois, in early May, Penn State fell just short of besting its friendly rival AI SpaceFactory. But in the process, the team engineered a breakthrough...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Mark Ballora, a devoted and dynamic professor of music technology in the Penn State School of Music, affiliate faculty in the School of Theatre, and newly appointed director of the Arts & Design Research Incubator,...
  • James Kalsbeek, Penn State professor of architecture in the Stuckeman School, has joined forces with a Brooklyn-based film crew to create a film rooted in storytelling, loss and memory. The Molok, “an independent film and...
Research/Creative Activity
  • A proposal that will support the development of a living laboratory for green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) research, education and innovation at Penn State is among the latest initiatives to receive funding through the University’s...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Interview by Professor Emerita Micaela Amateau Amato Kirsten Grigor graduated with her B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting and minor in Art History in 2001. We worked together briefly, but I was always impressed by her enigmatic...

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