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A man and woman each sit at their own piano while he coaches the student musician.

Classical Music Project ends on a high note

The Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, an initiative that aimed to elevate the profile of the center’s classical music program within the community, recently concluded its six-season commitment.
Four guitarists sit in chairs and perform on stage.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet CMP

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performed for the Penn State Guitar Club during the spring 2012 season of the Classical Music Project. The club’s members include students from a variety of academic disciplines, including engineering, math and the sciences. According to an end-of-season report, most of the students who attended the mini performance and discussion also bought tickets to see the ensemble’s Center for the Performing Arts scheduled event.

Three string musicians smile while they perform in a cafeteria.

Time for Three CMP

As part of the 2015 spring semester Classical Music Project residency, classical pop trio Time for Three performed an intimate pop-up concert and discussion in the South Halls residence area for the residents of the Schreyer Honors College.

A man and woman each sit at their own piano while he coaches the student musician.

Jeremy Denk CMP

Pianist Jeremy Denk began his 2013—2014 Classical Music Project residency with a master class. The MacArthur Fellowship-winning musician mentored four piano graduates in front of an audience comprising at least 30 students and community members.

Lay It Down

Music of Vietnam-era radio program to air on WPSU

Jerry Zolten, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, and Academy Award–nominated film producer Frank Christopher collaborated on "Time to Lay It Down: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War," a two-part radio program that will air on WPSU at noon on Sept. 16.
Canal Jam 2017. Party Like it's 1839

Canal Jam 2017 to feature music, story-telling, and history

Canal Jam 2017 will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.
Jerry Zolten

Zolten article looks at growth of African American "folk" preachers

Zolten's article "When gospel sermons came on the phonograph," has been published in "The Conversation."
Sheet Music

New works by Timothy Melbinger to premiere Apr. 28

Timothy Melbinger will premiere new works as part of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament's Concerts Under the Dome series.
Playing Piano

The Man Behind the Music

Known by many as the Sax Guy, Ikechi Onyenaka, is pursuing a degree in information sciences technology, but music is his true passion.
Jerry Zolten

Altoona professor's gospel-singer documentary to be screened on campus Feb. 16

Jerry Zolten co-produced a new documentary about gospel singers, titled "How They Got Over," that will be screened on campus Feb. 16.