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What's new in Fine Arts

The direct line to the Fine Arts ticket office is 258-9520 for information about performances and how to buy tickets. 

The annual Fine Arts Festival will be presented on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 in the Penn CPA.  A new component to the evening will include a College/University Fair.  Seven local colleges and universities will have fine arts staff represented at booths in the CPA lobby from6:00 pm though the night.The Art show will also begin in the art hallway at 6:00 pm and run through the evening.  Performances by the Choir, Dance, Band, Theater, and Orchestra will begin on the stage at 7:30 pm.  After the concert, the Jazz Combo will be playing in the Art hallway while patrons view art projects. 

 

On Friday morning, the Penn High School Kingsmen String Quintet will travel to Indianapolis to participate in the first annual National Chamber Music Festival.  It is an auditioned festival and these five students will be the only group representing Indiana.

 

We thank the PHM community for their continued support of Fine Arts programs at Penn!

 
Penn students chosen for Indiana All-State and National Honor Choirs

Penn High School is proud to announce that six choir students will represent Penn in the Indiana All-State Honor Choir. Jill Reabe, McKenna Kaczanowski, Katie Haynes, Hannah Miller, Alex Spector, and Alienna Worthen, were selected from hundreds of students to be a part of this fine group of young musicians.

Sponsored by the Indiana Choral Directors Association (ICDA), students will rehearse once a month at various high schools to learn the music to be performed on January 17, 2015 at the Indiana Music Educators Association state conference.  Dr. Rollo Dilworth of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University will be the clinician for this chorus.

On February 28, 2015, Alienna Worthen will represent the Penn High School Choirs by singing in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor Choir. Alienna was selected from a group of over 3,300 students nationwide to sing in this 250-member choir. She is only the second student from Penn High School to be selected for the National Honor Choir. The clinician and conductor this year will be Dr. André Thomas, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at the Florida State University. The performances will be held at the Salt Lake Tabernacle and Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Penn orchestra students recognized

Jewon Oh (violin) and Julia Kwak (cello) will represent Penn High School as members of the Indiana All-State Orchestra. The students will perform with the All-State Orchestra in January.

Penn also has a string quintet that is being coached by the concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony (Zofia Glashauser) as a participating ensemble in the Fischoff Chamber Music Mentoring program. Trayon Madison (violin), Alice Kwak (violin), Cayleen Balbo (viola), Julia Kwak (cello), and Nate Fuerst (bass) also auditioned and have been accepted to perform for the first Chamber Music Festival as part of the Music for All Festivals hosted in Indianapolis. The students will take part in the performance slated for March of 2015 in Indianapolis, along with other groups from around the state.

Students Jewon Oh (violin), Hannah McGinness (cello), and Chris Yun (piano) comprise a piano trio that are being coached to take part in the Fischoff competition, slated for May 2015.