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Featured Performances and Events
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Starts: July 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Starts: July 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Fall 2016 Ensemble Auditions
Information regarding fall 2016 auditions for choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, orchestras, and opera theatre can be found at All School of Music ensembles are open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major.
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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Composition Commissioned by Capitol Quartet
Carter Pann's saxophone quartet composition titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor was named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. The work was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet, which includes Penn State faculty member David Stambler, with financial assistance from The Margot Music Fund. The composition can be heard on the quartet's most recent recording, Balance, produced by Blue Griffin Recordings. The six-movement suite imagines the four...
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Spring Scholarship Competition Winners Announced
The Penn State School of Music's annual Spring Scholarship Competition was held February 9, 2016 in Esber Recital Hall. Seven students were awarded significant scholarships based on their performances, and one student received an award recognizing cumulative achievements and contributions to the school. The Atherton Memorial Music Award was created to honor Helen Atherton Govier. It provides recognition to undergraduate music students in their second, third, or fourth years who are making...
Student Spotlight
Kyle McKay
Congratulations to junior percussionist Kyle McKay who has been named one of the winners of the 2015-16 Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. Kyle will perform "Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble" by Brazilian composer Ney...
Faculty Spotlight
Ann Clements

Congratulations to Dr. Clements, who has been selected as co-chair, with Brent Gault of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, of the 2017 Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods. The Mountain Lake Colloquium...

Alumni Spotlight
Eric Hahn with the Nittany Lion

Eric Hahn ('05 B.S., '10 M.M. band/wind ensemble conducting, '13 M.A. theory) has been named a quarterfinalist for the "2017 Music Educator of the Year" award presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. The...