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


Brad Wells smiles for the camera wearing glasses and a button-down shirt.

Brad Wells, choral director and music lecturer at Williams College in Massachusetts, has dedicated his academic and professional career to studying the voice.

A closeup photo of Bria Skonberg wearing a leather jacket, blouse, and long blonde hair over her shoulders.

A New York Times critic describes Bria Skonberg as “the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice i

In 1996, members of Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers collegiate choir decided to form a new group—Straight No Chaser.

Cho sits at the piano with his arms raised as he finishes performing.

Fans call Seong-Jin Cho’s playing style “miraculously fluid” and “heaven.” One Japanese follower says his performances reignited her love affair with piano music.