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Band New Politics and rapper Waka Flocka

Penn State Altoona offers Ivyside Off the Rails music and arts festival

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Off the Rails: Glow On music and arts festival will take place April 22 at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona. Penn State Altoona student band The Roof will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m., followed by rock band New Politics at 8 p.m. and rapper Waka Flocka Flame at 9:30 p.m.
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Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Pride to perform 'Up!'

The concert includes a variety of genres ranging from African contemporary to rock and folk songs, each uplifting in their own way.
Apollo's Fire

Penn State Altoona to host Apollo’s Fire baroque quartet

A quartet of musicians from the Cleveland baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire will offer a forum and a performance on campus Dec. 1.
Jerry Zolten

Jerry Zolten to participate in international music and movie festival in Chicago

Zolten will offer a Q&A following a screening of the film "How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll."
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Ivyside Pride to perform "More Than Just Words"

The group will perform December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
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.
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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.

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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.