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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
  • Susan Russell, Penn State associate professor of theatre and 2014-15 Penn State Laureate, will present “The ABC’s of Peace: The Power of ‘U’” as part of the Schreyer Honors College’s 22nd annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial...
  • The Palmer Museum of Art and The Arboretum at Penn State have received a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help support the creation and installation of outdoor sculptures at the Arboretum, June–October 2018. The...
  • The College of Arts and Architecture’s eLearning Institute is launching the first Penn State World Campus online interdisciplinary, multi-college bachelor’s degree program, Digital Multimedia Design (DMD), in collaboration with the College of...
  • Congratulations to Kim Cook (School of Music) and Ken Tamminga (Department of Landscape Architecture), who have been named Distinguished Professors at Penn State. The title of distinguished professor recognizes the academic contributions...
  • The Penn State Department of Architecture, the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities present “City, Energy, Information,” a symposium addressing how current ways of extracting, producing, and...
Student Spotlight
  • AIA Pennsylvania’s Architectural Excellence Design Awards has recognized Penn State M.Arch. student Shokofeh Darbari for proficiency in academics and design. The AIA awards announcement included Darbari as one of seven...
  • Congratulations to Olivia Dowd, a third-year music education major, for her recent selection to the Music Technology Leadership Academy (MTLA), held in association with TI:ME and the Ohio Music Education Association (...
  • The time is right to speak up for justice, according to the designer of this year’s poster for the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration. Hayle Stoner, a senior graphic design major, created the poster in Lanny...
  • For first-year Penn State student Emmanuel “Manny” Houndo, it was a pivotal moment in his life when Beyoncé shared a YouTube video of him playing her song, “Drunk in Love,” on his violin. A social media...
Performances and Exhibitions
  • FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents "Penn State Sings Joe Iconis" on Saturday, January 28, at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  The seniors of the Penn State Musical Theatre program sing the incendiary showtune, rock and...
  • Eva Watson-Schütze: Pictorialist Portraits, an exhibition of portraits by the photographer best known for her affiliation with the Photo Secession, the organization of elite Pictorial photographers founded by Alfred Stieglitz in 1902, will be...
  • A new Penn State exhibit will show how research at the University in the 1950s influenced a passive solar design technique widely used today. “Research Wrapped in Aesthetics: The Air Wall” will be on display in the Architecture and Landscape...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Online education is undoubtedly changing the ways in which students learn. Through his online course, Arts and Architecture 121: Design, Design Thinking, and Creativity, Peter Aeschbacher is helping change the way students think...
Research/Creative Activity
  • Evan Pugh Professor of Art History Anthony Cutler may already have a long and impressive curriculum vitae, but he continues to add new lines of acclaim. This fall, he accepted an invitation to present at the 34th World Congress of Art History in Beijing,...
  • The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) announces its spring calendar of events, which includes dialogues, performances, and ongoing workshops, all free and open to the public. “We’re very excited about this semester because it is the most...
  • The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) will host a series of Mindful Movement workshops led by ADRI Embedded Researcher Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor and associate director for instruction, School of Theatre, on January 17, February 7, and...
  • Daily Drawings: Accumulation of Memory and Form, an exhibition of drawings by Cathy Braasch, assistant professor of architecture in the Stuckeman School and founding principal of Braasch Architecture, will be on display in the Borland Project Space (125...
  • The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) will host a series of Embodied Mindfulness workshops led by ADRI Embedded Researcher Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor and associate director for instruction, School of Theatre, on Thursday, January 19...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Pittsburgh native Ann Talman (’79 B.A. Theatre) has a long and impressive list of credits, ranging from Broadway to Seinfeld to films such as Wall Street and Bob Roberts. She has played Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter,...
  • “When I sit at a potter’s wheel, I often think of my father’s bike tire spinning, and that metaphor has always had me reach for more.” That excerpt from Roberto Lugo’s website sums up his life and...

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