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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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Student Spotlight
  • 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...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Christine Gorby, associate professor of architecture, has been named as a winner of an American Academy in Rome Fellowship in Architecture for 2019-2020. The prestigious fellowships have been awarded annually by the academy for...
  • 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...
  • The Penn State School of Music was represented by eight scholars at this year’s Symposium on Music Teacher Education held last week in Greensboro, North Carolina. The symposium is offered annually by The National...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Amara Solari, associate professor of art history, has received a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the research project “Maya Christian Murals of Yucatán: Indigenous Catholicism in Early Modern New Spain....
  • 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
  • When Deb and Stan Latta came to Penn State in the 1970s, their interests didn’t exactly match. But like all the best Penn State love stories, the two forged a connection that transcended their cultural differences and led...
  • Interview by Professor Emerita Micaela Amateau Amato Judith, in 2013, New York Times critic Ken Johnson wrote a review of your remarkable New Museum exhibition, referring to your work as “masterpieces of feminist...

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