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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
  • Marica S. Tacconi, professor of musicology and associate director of the School of Music in the College of Arts and Architecture, has been awarded the 2016 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration. The award is given to a full-...
  • Kim Cook, professor of music, is the 2016 recipient of Penn State’s Faculty Scholar Medal in the Arts and Humanities, in recognition of her critically acclaimed recordings, international performing career, and successful efforts to grow the...
  • Passionate, dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, brilliant—those are just a few of the terms former students have used to describe Art History department head Craig Zabel and his teaching style. So it is really no surprise that he has been...
  • Penn State students interested in arts entrepreneurship recently competed in the first Arts Business Idea Competition, sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture’s Arts Entrepreneurship program. The competition was open to undergraduate...
  • Alexa Beil, who will graduate on May 7 with a B.A. in art history (minors in German and international art), and Santiago Osorio, who received his M.M. in conducting from Penn State in 2015, are among 10 Penn Staters to receive Fulbright awards for...
  • Caleb Yoder, son of Terry and Kendra Yoder of State College, has been named the spring 2016 Penn State College of Arts and Architecture student marshal in recognition of his academic achievements. He will receive a Bachelor of Design in...
  • If you are a high school student with a strong interest in the visual arts, the School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Summer Art Camp, Portfolio Thinking, was created for you! The camp will take place June 19-24, at the University Park campus. Open to...
Student Spotlight
  • Penn State architecture undergraduate student Heather Schneider has been recognized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for her submission to the Langley Vale Wood, UK, visitor center design competition....
  • Brynne McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to Penn State graduate students, in addition to a Waddell-Biggart...
  • Congratulations to 2016 Music Education alumnus Caleb Bohanan, whose work while student teaching has inspired a radio program. While teaching music at Pittsburgh Shiller 6-8 STEAM Academy with cooperating teacher Shayne Stromberg...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture recognized Alumni Society Scholarship and Golumbic Scholarship recipients at its annual spring awards ceremony on Friday, April 15. Alumni Society Scholarship The Alumni Society Scholarship...
  • Jeremy Dennis, M.F.A. candidate in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is one of ten recipients of a 2016–17 $10,000 Dreamstarter grant for his art-based photography project, “On This Site,” which aims to...
  • Veronica Hicks, Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, was one of ten graduate students to receive the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on...
  • When the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture gathers for its spring commencement ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 7, one of the college’s bright young stars will instead be in New York City, preparing for a...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • “Return to the Scene of the Crime,” an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Yarber, Distinguished Professor of Art, is on display in the Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, though July 1, 2016. An artist talk and reception...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Brooklyn-based artist Brian Alfred, an assistant professor of art at Penn State, has taken his conversations with fellow artists to the airwaves with SOUND & VISION, a podcast of his discussions with artists and musicians...
  • “Face.Age,” a multimedia installation featuring cross-generational encounters, co-directed by Andrew Belser, professor of theatre, won Wake Forest University’s Short Film Competition as part of its Aging Re-...
  • Brian Alfred, Penn State assistant professor of art, has made animation works for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which is introducing a special Shinkansen (high-speed railway) service this spring on the Joetsu Line...
  • Water flows in rivers, lakes, streams—and underground. Ann Tarantino will reveal the previously unseen trajectory of water through soil and vegetation growth at a Brazilian nature preserve, thanks to a Fulbright grant that...
  • College of Arts and Architecture staff members Catherine Adams and Wanda Hockenberry and faculty members Tony Costa and Jennifer Trost were honored for outstanding service at the college’s annual spring awards ceremony on...
  • Penn State School of Theatre faculty member Richard Robichaux fondly recalled summers spent in Louisiana with his “Paw-Paw” for his most recent role, a Cajun local named Pascal in the New Orleans-set “Devil in...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Professor of Art John Bowman's work will be featured in a multi-venue exhibition as part of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association's Art-a-Whirl, May 19-22. The venues, located across Minneapolis-St. Paul and all owned by Jon Oulman, include the...
  • Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck had their holiday in Rome. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. And of course, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris. Cities have long played an...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • School of Visual Arts alumnus Devan Shimoyama's ('11 B.F.A) first New York City solo exhibition will be on display at Lesley Heller Workspace May 25-July 9. He will give an artist talk at the workspace on June 22 at 6:30...
  • Alexa Beil, who graduated in May with a B.A. in Art History, has received an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which will allow her to spend the 2016–17 academic year teaching...
  • Today, spending a semester abroad is an integral part of Penn State architecture students’ education. In the early 1960s, their international studies were confined mainly to books and photos—until George Ehringer (...
  • Louima Lilite ( '02 M.M. Voice Performance and Pedagogy) has received the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award from Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). The highest honor for OBU faculty members, this award is presented to a...
  • Charles Hilton Architects and founder/principal Charles Hilton (’88 B.Arch.) were recently honored with the Greenwich (Connecticut) Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Corporate Leadership Award, which is given each year to a...
  • Penn State Architecture and Schreyer Honors College alumnus Jared Edgar McKnight ('11 B.Arch., B.A. International Studies), architectural designer at the integrated design firm of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) in...

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