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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
  • When the Palmer Museum of Art reopened on Tuesday, Sept. 5, visitors were treated to a new look in the galleries, as the permanent collection had been rehung to better highlight the museum’s strengths in American art. The reinstallation of the...
Student Spotlight
  • For someone who never thought she would succeed at painting, Taylor Bielecki has proven herself wrong and won a national award in the process. Bielecki, a senior B.F.A. candidate in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is one of...
  • Penn State School of Music students Fernanda Lastra, a second-year master’s student in conducting, and Tim Farrand, a senior music performance major, attended the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • A summer tour wasn’t enough for Straight No Chaser. After releasing the “Six Pack: Volume 3” EP in July, the nine-member vocal ensemble embarked on its “Speakeasy Tour” with a cappella versions of rock and pop hits by Beyoncé,...
  • Selected wind and string musicians of the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra work overtime in the chamber music ensemble Camerata RCO. The Dutch ensemble will make its Penn State premiere in a concert featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Vincent P. Benitez, associate professor of music theory, has recently published the second edition of his book, Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide. Released by Routledge in September 2017, this new book...
  • It has been an exciting year for Dan Willis. In addition to celebrating his thirtieth anniversary as professor of architecture at Penn State, Willis was awarded the Stuckeman Endowed Professorship for Advanced Design Studies (ADS...
  • Bill Doan, professor and director of the School of Theatre, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, an honorary society of outstanding theatre educators and professional theatre practitioners. Now...
Research/Creative Activity
  • After a hiatus of showing work in a solo exhibition capacity, Bonnie Collura, associate professor of art, will be showing new work in three strategically placed solo exhibitions between September 2017 and January 2019. These projects aim to highlight...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • When virtual correspondents and Uber drivers prepare to meet artist Sidney Mullis (’16 M.F.A. Sculpture) and ask whether to expect a man or a woman, she feels the relevancy of making art about gender. Mullis, the program...
  • Penn State alumni and friends have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Alumni Association on a “Tanzania Adventure,” a 16-day experience including a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and a classic wildlife safari in...

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