Professor of Music; Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Music Technology
BM, Eastman School of Music
MM, University of Michigan School of Music
DMA, Temple University
Office: Silver Center for the Arts 328
Fall 2020 Office Hours: Dr. Pfenninger is working remotely this semester. Please contact him at his PSU email address.
Dr. Rik Pfenninger holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, The University of Michigan, and Temple University. Rik’s music can be heard on McDonalds Commercials, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians Getting Coffee in Cars, Beauty And The Beast Video Game, The Bill Gates Foundation’s Surviving Tuberculosis, the Hallmark Movie Holiday Baggage, ESPN X Games, Breaking Amish, Fear No Evil, I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant, Nova Science Now, Enjoying Everyday Life, Wild Transport, Survival of the Richest, Hollywood releases including “Bad Milo”, “Regarding Henry”, “Great Halloween Fright Fight”, ” Happy Holidays America” “Kissing Cousins”, the Weather Channel, the Warner Bros. Network’s “Survival of the Rich and Famous’, Moby Games “Sniper, the Art of Victory”, “ All Star Strip Poker I and II”, Voodoo Head Video Games, The TLC Network, PBS network’s “The Difference Between Right and Wrong”, commercials for Xerox, Ski New Hampshire and WMUR TV, the WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle, and various indie films including “ My Secret Season” “Distance Makes”, “Brian and the Beach House”, “ The Trap” and “Stories From The Other Side”.
Rik’s jazz recordings and film soundtracks can be heard on Apple i-tunes, MusicMine Records, and “The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas” by the Universal Music Group.