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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
  • Like the art of drawing itself, Art 020: Introduction to Drawing, a fully online general education course, has taken time to perfect. The Office of Digital Learning first offered the course online in 2007, but recently completed an extensive revision...
  • After three years of planning and design, the College of Arts and Architecture is pleased to announce the launch of a public, searchable photo archive of images from within the college. The online photo archive, Arts and Architecture Resource Collaborative (...
  • Erin Coe, director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y., has been named director of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, effective September 11, following a national search. Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator at the Palmer, will continue to...
Student Spotlight
  • A collaboration that Art Education faculty member Christopher Schulte began while a graduate student at Penn State has evolved into an internship program for undergraduates seeking experience in early childhood art education. In...
  • Not many Penn State students arrive on campus having already been in a commercial. But Carlot Dorvé is an exception—in more ways than one. A trumpeter and graduate student in music performance, Dorvé was selected to play...
  • Penn State alumna Christina Dietz (‘17 B.F.A. Sculpture) was one of only ten graduating seniors nationwide to receive a Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (CCCD) Windgate Fellowship, a $15,000 award that honors...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again, a new exhibition on view September 5 through December 10 at the Palmer Museum of Art, focuses on the early career of this leading artist of the Hudson River School. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Durand’s first...
  • SEEP August 24 – September 30, 2017 Opening Reception: August 24, 5–7PM The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce SEEP, a group exhibition presenting 11 contemporary artists hailing from across the country whose work engages with water....
  • The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, New Acquisitions: Minna Citron after Atelier 17, from September 5 through December 10. Minna Citron began her professional career as a member of the Fourteenth Street School, a loose confederation of...
  • BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection, a new exhibition on view September 5 through December 17 at the Palmer Museum of Art, highlights monumental canvases from the permanent collection—many of which have not been on view in recent...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • The best reason for a professor to revamp a course is the desire to learn something new, which is exactly why Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, revised her seminar on color for the fall 2016 semester. “I...
Research/Creative Activity
  • On a Wednesday afternoon in April, students were scattered at workstations throughout a lab space in Borland Building, experimenting with 3D pens and 3D printers to make creations out of plastic. Other students were cutting shapes from cardboard, putting...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • The hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is coming … to a smartphone near you. And we’re not just talking music. On August 11, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the launch of the...
  • A single LED light can produce 16.4 million distinct colors. That’s a whole lotta color. And thanks to a donation from entertainment lighting manufacturer ETC, the School of Theatre’s Lighting Lab now has more than a...
  • Penn State School of Visual Arts alumna and Southwest Philadelphia artist D’nae Harrison (’14 B.F.A.) has made her mark on the city she calls home, with one of her paintings now permanently on display at One Parkway,...

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