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School of Music to host ‘Queer Voices in Hip Hop’ lecture



The School of Music's Diversity in 3D Series welcomes Lauron Kehrer, assistant professor of ethnomusicology and musicology in the School of Music at Western Michigan.
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Kim Cook’s Oct. 1 cello concerto at Yale to be livestreamed



Kim Cook will perform a cello concerto at Yale University on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
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Being Bing: Music alumna finds early success in digital marketing career



Alumna Sarah Nekich runs the official social media accounts of Bing Crosby and other music legends such as the Culture Club, and credits much of her success to Penn State.
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‘aMUSEment’ set to premiere in Centre Hall



Penn State faculty team up for new music theatre work, aMUSEment celebrating the Garbrick Brothers and their century-long history in Brush Valley, PA.
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Cook receives award for excellence in teaching



Kim Cook, who has been a cello professor at Penn State since 1991, has been recognized for her excellence in teaching.
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Thornton named Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow



Darrin Thornton has been appointed as a Big Ten Academic Alliance, Academic Leadership Program fellow for 2022-23.
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Penn’s Woods Music Festival expands jazz offerings to summer concerts



Penn's Woods Music Festival will present jazz concerts on Friday, June 17 and 24, on the Olsan-Stone Terrace.
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Penn’s Woods Music Festival kicks off June 11



The Penn’s Woods Music Festival will take place June 11-25 on the Penn State University Park campus, kicking off June 11 with Music in the Gardens at the Arboretum.
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Nichols selected for academic exchange program in Israel



Bryan Nichols, associate professor of music education, was selected for the Jewish National Fund-USA’s 2022 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, May 21-June 3.
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Oboist in the American Youth Symphony featured in latest ‘Movers, Shakers’



The May 2022 edition of “Movers, Shakers, Designers, Makers" features oboist and alumnus of the School of Music Noah Breneman.
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Music professor Velvet Brown named Penn State Laureate for 2022-23



Velvet Brown, David P. Stone Chair and associate director for equity, diversity and inclusion in the School of Music, has been named 2022-23 Penn State Laureate.
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School of Music sweeps the Arts Business Ideas Competition



The winners of the 2022 Arts Business Ideas Competition have been announced.
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Cello Choir invited to perform at state music conference



The Penn State Cello Choir received one of the highest honors for a Pennsylvania ensemble by being invited to perform at the PMEA Conference.
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Baroque concert to feature 17th- and 18th-century music from Venice



The Penn State Baroque Ensemble, directed by James Lyon, will perform a concert with members of the Venice Music Project Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.
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Kim Cook, cellist and Carl Blake, pianist present a faculty recital



UNIVERSITY PARK (March 3, 2022) – Cellist Kim Cook and guest pianist Carl Blake will present a faculty recital on
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Recital Hall wins AIA Interior Architecture Award



The Recital Hall has won an AIA Interior Architecture Award.
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15th President’s Concert to take place March 16 in Tysons, VA



The 15th Penn State President’s Concert and Reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in the new Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia.
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Marica Tacconi named distinguished professor



Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology and affiliate faculty member in art history, has been named distinguished professor, one of the most prestigious honors at Penn State.
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Baroque Ensemble: Bach and Brandenburg



UNIVERSITY PARK (2/7/2022) The Penn State Baroque Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, February 21 at 7:30 PM in the Recital
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Faculty Recital: Lee Hinkle, percussion



UNIVERSITY PARK (2/7/2022) – Percussionist Lee Hinkle will present a faculty recital on Sunday, February 27, at 4 pm in the Recital Hall of
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Faculty Percussionist Lee Hinkle performs with the 21st Centrury Consort



UNIVERSITY PARK (2/7/2022) – Percussionist Lee Hinkle performed in his role as principal percussionist with the 21st Century Consort
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Faculty Recital: Christopher Guzman, piano



UNIVERITY PARK (Jan. 21) – Pianist Christopher Guzman will present a faculty recital on Saturday, January 22
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Faculty Recital: Andreas Oeste, oboe, and Melody Quah, piano



UNIVERSITY PARK (Friday, Jan. 21) – Penn State School of Music faculty Andreas Oeste, oboe, and Melody
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Music education major named fall 2021 student marshal



Brenna Arnoldi has been named the College of Arts and Architecture student marshal for fall 2021.
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