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


Two men and three women stand on a dirt road surrounded by trees.

Most string ensembles are content to perfect their own renditions of the masters’ compositions of multi centuries past.

Orchestra members gather around to play a single ukulele in the middle of the group.

Beginning in the late 1990s, celebrities such as Jake Shimabukuro, Zooey Deschanel, and Eddie Vedder helped to reintroduce the ukulele to America.

Three collective members play ukuleles. The farthest member sings.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has undoubtedly influenced musicians worldwide to assemble and perform, and two central Pennsylvania clubs—Allegheny Ukulele Kollective and PSUkulele—are in o

From a young age, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez lived a musical life, first studying at a conservatory and later performing with his father’s television band.

Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy stand together holding their arms in the air.

Growing up in India, Ragamala Dance Company co-founder Ranee Ramaswamy studied classical dance the way many girls in the United States take up ballet or tap.