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Sekhon scores ballet to celebrate Eastman School of Music, Garth Fagan Dance



Baljinder Sekhon II scored the ballet "Dreamer," in collaboration with the Eastman School of Music and Garth Fagan Dance.
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Second virtual 5K to benefit Blue Band Legacy Fund



The Alumni Blue Band Association (ABBA) will hold its second virtual 5K, Oct. 16–24, to benefit the Blue Band Legacy Fund.
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Penn’s Woods Music Festival is back with in-person concerts this August



The Penn’s Woods Music Festival (PWMF) resumes in-person concerts this summer with ticketed performances on August 4, 6, 7 & 11, and the free Music in the Gardens on August 14.
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Three Arts and Architecture students named to Presidential Leadership Academy



Jackie Zheng, Alex Almonte and David Hutchinson, have been selected for the prestigious Presidential Leadership Academy.
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Arts and Architecture names college, academic unit marshals



We are proud to announce our student marshals for spring 2021. Crystal Dahm, who will receive dual degrees in Theatre and French/Francophone Studies, is the college marshal.
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School of Music Welcomes Opera/Coach Blair Salter



Salter joins the School of Music's Opera program as vocal coach.
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Jazz Festival kicks off the month of April



The 21st annual Penn State Jazz Festival will include workshops and masterclasses with outstanding guest artists and two concerts.
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School of Music Receives Global Response to New Music Festival



The two-day event brought composers, scholars, and performers from around the world together for a series of concert events and research presentations.
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School of Music tuba professor named inaugural David P. Stone Chair



Velvet Brown, distinguished professor of music in tuba, has been named the inaugural David P. Stone Chair, an endowed position.
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School of Music appoints Percussionist Lee Hinkle



Dr. Lee Hinkle appointed as Assistant Professor of Music in Percussion
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MegaRan presents at Penn State



ROARS at Penn State's School of Music and the Multicultural Programs Office welcome MegaRan, aka Penn State alumnus Raheem Jarbo.
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C-PAD honors Arts and Architecture faculty for exceptional teaching



C-PAD recently honored faculty members Eric McKee, professor of music theory, and Benay Gürsoy Toykoç, assistant professor of architecture, with awards for exceptional teaching.
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School of Music graduate student wins national honor



Penn State graduate student Meredith Fuller was selected as the Eastern Division’s Young Artist Performance Winner
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2021 Art Business Ideas Competition now accepting entries



Jonathan Gangi, assistant professor of music and arts entrepreneurship is now accepting entries for the 2021 Arts Business Ideas Competition.
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Music alum marches into new role with Navy School of Music



Patrick Cotter, Musician 1st Class, was assigned to the Navy SOM, located in Little Creek, Virginia, where he will will conduct the Ceremonial Band and educate Navy musicians.
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Brown selected for virtual ensemble in honor of presidential inauguration



Distinguished Professor Velvet Brown is one of 14 musicians nationwide chosen for a virtual ensemble performance of the "Inauguration Fanfares," to be livestreamed on Jan. 19.
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Johnson named recipient of School of Music’s Brewster Scholarship



Tucker Johnson, an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, is the recipient of the prestigious Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship.
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St. Pierre named fall 2020 student marshal



Pia St. Pierre, of State College, Pa., has been named the fall 2020 student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture.
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Tony Leach produces “One Mo’ River to Cross” featuring responses to race issues



Tony Leach's "One Mo' River to Cross" features Penn Staters' response to race issues via music and spoken word performances.
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School of Music receives $2 million endowment to establish faculty chair



The David P. Stone Chair in the School of Music has been established in the name of the late Penn State alumnus, philanthropist and music enthusiast.
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Music Education alum compiles book with fellow School of Music contributors



Music Ed alum Dr. Brian Winnie compiled "The Conductor's Companion: 100 Rehearsal Techniques, Imaginative Ideas, Quotes and Facts" with contributions from Music alums and faculty.
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Women of Color Symposium set for Oct. 28



The 2020 Women of Color in Arts and Design Symposium, featuring alumni from across the college, will be Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.
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Nichols’ article addresses equity in music education during pandemic



Bryan E. Nichols' article, "Equity in Music Education: Access to Learning During the Pandemic and Beyond," has been published in Music Educators Journal.
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School of Music leans on science to find harmony during pandemic



Faced with unique, unprecedented challenges the School of Music takes a science-based approach to pedagogy during a pandemic.
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