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Virtual 5K to benefit Blue Band Legacy Fund



Blue Band alumni may not be able to return to Penn State for Homecoming this year, but they can connect virtually by participating in the ABBA Virtual 5K, Oct. 17–24.
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College welcomes new faculty



The College of Arts and Architecture welcomes six new faculty members
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Penn State Trombone Labor Days offered virtually on holiday weekend



On Sunday, Sept. 6 the School of Music will present virtually its annual Penn State Trombone Labor Days event.
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School of Music launches live-streamed faculty recital series



The School of Music is presenting a live-streamed solo faculty recital series, “Together, Alone,” throughout the fall. All concerts are 30 minutes and take place Mondays at 7:30.
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Music alumna recounts experience teaching in China during early days of pandemic



School of Music alumna Melody Gifford recounts her experience teaching in China when the coronavirus pandemic began.
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Thornton appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs and outreach



Darrin Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs and outreach.
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Sophomores create online community for School of Music



School of Music sophomores Kirsten Haddox and Meghan Nardella are working to keep their school community engaged through Facebook and Instagram.
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2020 Art Business Ideas Competition now accepting entries



Jonathan Gangi, assistant professor of music and arts entrepreneurship is now accepting entries for the 2020 Arts Business Ideas Competition.
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Benitez appointed scholarship and research editor of the College Music Symposium



Vincent P. Benitez, associate professor of music theory, has been appointed as the Scholarship and Research Editor
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Help us tune the new recital hall!



We need 400 people to help us tune the School of Music's new recital hall on October
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Music faculty perform in Cuba



Faculty from four universities joined forces with jazz musicians in Santiago de Cuba in September for the
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School of Music senior awarded Brewster Scholarship



Congratulations to senior Celeste Belknap, who has been awarded the 2018 Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Scholarship, one
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Sing Out! competition winners announced



Following a two-week residency which offered visitors to the Borland Project Space a behind-the scenes look at
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Interdisciplinary lab will explore the effects of music on the brain



Pitch Exploration Lab, a space created for undergraduate or graduate students from any major to explore music,
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College of Arts and Architecture names student marshal for fall 2018 commencement



Landscape Architecture student Cristina Frass has been named the College of Arts and Architecture's fall 2018 student
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Alum participates in Partners in Music program as a teacher



Emma Van Allen ('14 B.M.E) participated in the fall 2018 Partners in Music program – this time
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Lusk’s bi-annual trombone recital to feature special guests



Mark L. Lusk, School of Music Professor, will hold his 63rd bi-annual trombone recital on Jan. 28
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Music Ed alum receives N.J. Governor’s Educator of the Year Award



Libby Gopal ('02 B.S. Music Education) was recently selected as the recipient of the New Jersey Governor's
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Miller/Junker Family Music Scholarship extended



Christine Miller Junker ('87 B.S. Music Ed, '91 M.B.A.) and Philip Junker have made a significant financial
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College of Arts and Architecture student marshals lead classmates in May 4 graduation ceremony



Approximately 200 College of Arts and Architecture undergraduates received their degrees on May 4, 2019, led by
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School of Music pianist excels in international competition



Penn State School of Music graduate student Jiwon Ha, a pianist from South Korea, recently won third
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Edgy new musical “The Last Day” adds another chapter to Reid’s Penn State story



There was a time when former Nittany Lion and Cincinnati Bengal football star Mike Reid terrorized his
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International tours a highlight for Penn State choir members



This summer, 32 members of the Concert Choir, along with School of Music faculty members Christopher Kiver,
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School of Music has strong representation at music educators’ symposium



The Penn State School of Music was represented by eight scholars at this year's Symposium on Music
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