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Featured Performances and Events
percussion ensemble I
Starts: October 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
trouble in tahiti cast
Starts: October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Ends: Oct 30 2016 - 2:00pm
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Starts: October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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School of Music Students Teach Community Basics of Playing Instruments During Instrument Petting Zoo
No experience needed. This was the motto at the Center for the Performing Art’s event, the Instrument Petting Zoo, where students with any level of musical experience were able to attend to informally learn the basics of how to play certain wind and string instruments. The Woskob Family Gallery downtown hosted the event where Penn State School of Music students set up their instruments to teach inexperienced attendees how to play. In the gallery, student music ambassadors served as...
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School of Music Seeks New Director
The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Music. The College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader who will exemplify transparency, energy and intellectual rigor. The Director of the School of Music will work with faculty, staff, students and the community to build on the School’s many strengths while seeking new strategic opportunities. Penn State School of Music The...
Mark Ballora
Professor Publishes Music Technology Text with Oxford University Press
Professor Mark Ballora has published a new book with Oxford University Press. Designed for introductory courses in electronic music and multimedia, Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts presents the fundamental concepts of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, digital audio, audio recording, and communication among devices via the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Open Sound Control (OSC). The textbook includes: a thorough introduction to acoustics and the...
Student Spotlight
Lindsay Fulcher

Ph.D. candidate Lindsay Fulcher has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of string education at the University of Northern Colorado, beginning fall 2016. She will be collaborating with music education and string faculty to...

Faculty Spotlight
Linda Thornton
Congratulations to music education professor Linda Thornton who has been named chair-elect for the National Association for Music Educations's Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE). After her two-year term as chair-elect is completed, she...
Alumni Spotlight
Beth Guerriero

Elizabeth M. Guerriero (Ph.D.-Music Education ‘11) has been hired as director of education for the Harmony Program in New York City, a nonprofit El Sistema-inspired music program that serves the city’s boroughs. As director of...