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New Student Engagement Opportunity for Music Education Students
Public school districts schedule periodic professional development during the school year for their faculties. While offering opportunities for faculty, the school students receive a day off. This schedule can sometimes wreak havoc with University music education students who are scheduled for field experiences on those days – chances to leave their Penn State classrooms to go into the schools and interact with actual music students. On Friday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Nov. 4, Penn State music...
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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...
Student Spotlight
Emily Rickard

Junior music education major Emily Rickard has been named as one of the co-winners of the annual Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. A clarinet student in the studio of Anthony J. Costa, she will...

Faculty Spotlight
Darrin Thornton

Congratulations to music education faculty member Darrin Thornton for his election to the Steering Committee of the the MayDay Group. The MayDay Group is an international think-tank of music educators which aims to identify, critique, and change...

Alumni Spotlight
Elisa Matthews

Elisa Matthews (MM Pedagogy and Performance '00) has been nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her work playing the role of Lily Craven in Philadelphia's Arden Theatre production of The...