Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Regina Carter wearing a black and white flowered blouse smiles with her violin.

Jazz violinist Regina Carter is an explorer. Her Reverse Thread (2010) album rejoiced in African folk music.

Four musicians stand in front of a brick wall.

Music can unite and uplift. It can cross borders and generations. Music can provide an escape or be an outlet for expression.

Antoine Carabinier-Lepine juggles small axes.

Cirque Alfonse’s Antoine Carabinier-Lépine, who comes from a small town in Québec, was trained in contemporary circus arts.