Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


In 1996, members of Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers collegiate choir decided to form a new group—Straight No Chaser.

Cho sits at the piano with his arms raised as he finishes performing.

Fans call Seong-Jin Cho’s playing style “miraculously fluid” and “heaven.” One Japanese follower says his performances reignited her love affair with piano music.

Hatton smile for the camera with her viola.

Violist Celia Hatton is leaving her mark across the world.

Karlos Rodriguez smiles for the camera wearing a classic black tuxedo.

Cellist Karlos Rodriguez, who began his professional music career at 13, has emerged as an outstanding soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.

White plays the violin.

Violinist Hannah White, first-place winner in the 2015 Sphinx Competition Junior Division, dazzled a Schwab Auditorium audience September 29 with her solo performance of César Espejo’s Prélude