Michael Schutz to Receive Penn State Award
Courtesy Penn State News:
The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State will honor eight alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. The Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards were established more than 30 years ago with the purpose of recognizing the career achievements of Penn State alumni in the arts and design disciplines. The Nov. 1 ceremony is open to the public.
This year’s awardees include Michael Schutz, 2002 bachelor of music, music and bachelor of science in computer science, associate professor of music cognition/percussion at McMaster University.
Schutz is currently associate professor of music cognition/percussion at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he conducts the percussion ensemble and teaches courses on music perception and cognition. He recently received the title of University Scholar in recognition of his innovative work bridging music performance and music perception. Prior to McMaster, Schultz spent five years as director of percussion studies at Longwood University, taught percussion at Virginia Commonwealth University, and performed frequently with the Roanoke Symphony, Opera on the James, Oratorio Society of Virginia, and the Lynchburg Symphony.
While on campus, the returning alumni connect with students and faculty and often deliver lectures.