School of Humanities

Young People’s Chorus of Erie to Hold Open Auditions

The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will hold open auditions later this month.

Open rehearsals give young people between the ages of 7–18 the opportunity to attend a rehearsal and learn about YPC Erie. The chorus is northwest Pennsylvania’s only comprehensive youth choral music program and children from 35 different schools participate.

January 21: The Harlem Quartet Performs in the Logan Series

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

The Harlem Quartet will perform Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Music at Noon: The Logan Series.The Harlem Quartet believes classical music could use a breath of fresh air, and they’re here to bring it.

The Grammy Award-winning New York-based ensemble has a mission to advance diversity in classical music and they’re taking that mission to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Penn State Behrend Funds $41K in Spring Research

Penn State Behrend is funding more than $41,000 in undergraduate research this spring. Sixty-two students will participate in the studies, working directly with faculty mentors.

Students in the Black School of Business will study the effectiveness of product placement in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as “Splinter Cell” and “Rainbow Six: Lockdown.”

Music at Noon: The Logan Series Receives Adventurous Programming Award

Music at Noon: The Logan Series, a chamber music and performing arts series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Chamber Music America and American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Award for Adventurous Programming.

The national award recognizes ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches to the programming of contemporary, classical, jazz and world chamber music.

Young People's Chorus of Erie Receives Erie Arts & Culture Imagine Award

The Young People's Chorus of Erie was honored with the Erie Arts & Culture Award last month.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie was named the 2014 recipient of the Erie Arts & Culture Imagine Award. The organization received the award Nov. 12 during the Erie Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards celebration at the Erie Playhouse.

December 13: TUBAChristmas

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

The 13th annual TUBAChristmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 13.It’s large, loud and a tad bit impractical, but for one day every year, the stage belongs to the tuba.

The 13th annual Erie presentation of TubaChristmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The performance begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Through February 1: Faculty Arts Show

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities

The Arts and Arts Administration programs at Penn State Behrend invite you to explore a Faculty Art Show in the John M. Lilley Library. The show runs from December 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015. Work can be viewed during library hours listed on their website. It will include paintings by Scott Rispin, photography by Heather Cole, paintings by Dan Schank, along with other creative work accomplished by Behrend Faculty.

December 1: Behrend Holiday Sing-Along

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities

The second-annual Holiday Sing-Along will be held Monday, Dec. 1.Nothing signals the start of the holiday season like the singing of a few wintertide carols.

This year, the Choirs of Penn State Behrend and the Young People’s Chorus of Erie invite you to sing along.

November 6-8, 13-15: "A View from the Bridge" at Studio Theatre

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Student Activities
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News & Events

Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” pivots on a New York longshoreman’s decision to betray his immigrant relatives. Miller finished the play in 1956, the same year he was called before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.

The choice he faced, both on and off the page, showed a darker side of the American Dream: At what point will a man striving for a better life turn his back to those who are most like him?

December 14: YPC to Perform with Jim Brickman During 'On a Winter’s Night'

Behrend Section: 
School of Humanities
Research and Outreach

The Young People Chorus of Erie will perform alongside Jim Brickman during his “On a Winter’s Night” concert.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie has been invited to sing alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman during his Dec. 14 concert at the Warner Theatre.