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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
  • Marching onto the Beaver Stadium field and being greeted by a raucous ‘White Out’ crowd eagerly awaiting the Blue Band’s pre-game performance is a sight that very few can say they’ve experienced, until now. The Penn State Blue Band has...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture’s Multicultural Programs Office will sponsor Penn State’s 3rd annual Women of Color in Arts and Design Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30–8 p.m., in 112 Borland Building. The event will feature a panel...
Student Spotlight
  • College is a time for students to spread their wings, try new things and challenge themselves both inside and outside the classroom. But it’s also a stressful time when many students—especially first-year students...
  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded two Penn State College of Arts and Architecture graduate students with fellowships for 2019-20. The recipients, Epiphany Loux and Indira Bailey, will pursue academic...
  • 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
  • Kim Cook, distinguished professor of cello, and Christopher Guzman, associate professor of piano, were honored with an award for the Top Five CD Issues for 2018 by critics for Fanfare, one of the premiere journals of musical...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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....
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Kim Kauffman (’81 B.S. LArch) has made a significant financial contribution to the College of Arts and Architecture to establish the Kauffman Family Scholarship Fund in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Available to...
  • 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...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has received nearly 200 works of art as part of the estate of Barbara R. Palmer, longtime benefactor, beloved friend, and champion of the museum, who passed away in January 2019. The bequest...

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