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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
  • The Judy Chicago Art Education Award has been awarded to Melissa Leaym-Fernandez of Flint Community Schools in Flint, Michigan, for her submission titled “The Power of Our Mothers.” The award was presented to Leaym-Fernandez, who will...
  • When Randy Ploog, the recently retired Coordinator of International Programs for the College of Arts and Architecture, developed AA100: Introduction to International Arts as the foundation course for the International Arts minor, he did not anticipate that it...
  • The Office of Digital Learning in the College of Arts and Architecture is pleased to announce its summer course offerings. During the two summer semesters, students can discover or reconnect with their passions for art, music, design, and many other related...
  • A new course being offered this fall is combining art, science and history to create a novel classroom experience. Sustainable Studio (ART 297) returns students to the roots of the dye industry by learning about both ancient and modern production methods, and...
  • Since the opening of "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials" eight weeks ago at the Palmer Museum of Art, attendance at the museum has ballooned by an unprecedented 32 percent. The record-breaking visitor numbers — more...
Student Spotlight
  • Zoe Roane-Hopkins doesn’t like lawns. At least not the conventional suburban lawn. “People put tons of fertilizer on them, excessive amounts of water, and they’re just this dense mat of monoculture that doesn...
  • In December 2017, Penn State professor Steven Hankle and four University Choir students traveled to Kenya to participate in the Avoice4Peace tour. Representatives from three American choirs (Penn State, Florida State,...
  • Francisco Montero began preparing for his career as a pianist when most kids his age were mastering reading, writing, and arithmetic. “I have enjoyed performing since I was 7 and have known since then that this was my...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State presents “Plastics@thePalmer,” a diverse series of artist lectures, films, gallery talks and “entangled conversations” with scholars as part of the exhibition “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is pleased to announce its schedule of exhibitions for 2018. Dominated by three major contemporary shows, the lineup also highlights the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American painters and printmakers, Pop...
  • Sixty works exploring the complex story of plastic—from drawings and photographs to video installations and sculptures fabricated from found plastic—will be featured in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, on view at the Palmer...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, recipient of the 2018 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA...
  • Travis DeCastro, School of Theatre associate director for production and head of the stage management program, has been named a United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Fellow. DeCastro became a member of the...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture has launched an Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Faculty Teaching Fellows Program in order to leverage and engage the expertise of faculty in the college and increase the impact of the Arts...
  • Helen O'Leary, professor of art in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, has been named a winner of the 2018-2019 Rome Prize in the visual arts category by the American Academy in Rome. The prestigious Rome Prize has been...
Research/Creative Activity
  • When Art History doctoral candidate Janet Purdy left a lucrative career as a designer in Chicago to attend graduate school and pursue a career researching African art, she knew that she was taking a chance. What she had not anticipated was that while packing...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Craig Zabel, associate professor and former department head of Art History for nineteen years, is celebrating a proud moment as a graduate advisor. Four of his advisees (former and current) have been invited to participate at the...
  • Congratulations to Meredith Mecum ('07 B.M.A.), who has been named the winner of the 2017-18 American Prize in Vocal Performance (professional division). The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically...
  • School of Music alumnus and Schreyer Scholar Bill Ferguson (’99 B.M. Music) has fond memories of his mother playing piano—giving lessons, accompanying choirs, and performing with local groups. When he and his wife,...

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