WE ARE . . .

*Prospective Students--Please know that Dr. Costa is available for an introductory lesson either on campus or via Skype. Please e-mail for details.

Opportunities for Prospective Students . . .




At Penn State . . .




Special Student Recognitions . . .




Penn State Ensembles . . .


Conducted by Dennis Glocke
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE)
  • Symphonic Band
Conducted by Gerardo Edelstein
  • Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra


President’s Concert- student ensembles have performed at . . .

  • 2017-National Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2016-The Forum Auditorium (Harrisburg, PA)
  • 2015-Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 2014-Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
  • 2013-The National Presbyterian Church (Washington, DC)
  • 2012-Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 2011-The Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, MD)
  • 2010-Carnegie Hall (New York City, NY)
  • 2009-Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 2008-John F. Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.)
  • 2007-Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA)


Since Fall 2008 clarinet students have won or performed on . . .


  • Membership at summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival
  • Second Place Winner, International Clarinet Association’s 2012 Orchestral Audition Competition (Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition
  • Woodwind Honors Recital
  • Undergraduate Jury Recognition Recital
  • Graduate Jury Recognition Recital
  • Performer’s Recognition Award
  • Eleanor Beene Memorial Award
  • Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Scholarship Competition
  • PSU Single Reed Summit Competition-College Division
  • Penn State Orchestras Concerto Competition
  • College of Arts & Architecture Creative Achievement Award
  • William J. and Lois K. Leight Memorial Fund


Clarinet student performances . . .

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