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Marko Marcinko tilts his head to the left and smiles for the camera.

Marko Marcinko

According to Marko Marcinko, Penn State School of Music’s director of jazz studies, one of the biggest challenges as an educator is relaying the importance of rehearsal time. “You cannot just talk about it,” he said. “You must work the craft in practice and in performance. Only then can you achieve expertise.”

Marko with jazz musicians

Alumni to offer 'A Night of Penn State Jazz' Oct. 26 in Wilkes-Barre

Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses — Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton — will be offering “A Night of Penn State Jazz” on Oct. 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Worthington Scranton Chorale and Jazz Band takes their show on the road

Penn State Worthington Scranton's Annual Spring Concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Avenue, Scranton. The event is free and open to the public.