The Department of Music presents dozens of events each year. Of special note are those presented as part of our Sound Choices series and Music Theater.
Performed by a variety of ensembles, including Music Theater and various inter-departmental collaborations, the concerts are produced by our faculty and highlight performances by our students, faculty, alumni, and special guests.
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The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.
Find an event to attend on our calendar; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP's premier performing arts series, Ovations!
October 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor
The Litton, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s faculty string quartet, will present a program that includes pieces by Haydn and Beethoven along with a special premiere work and guest artist.
March 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Joining forces for a rousing evening of music and movement are two of IUP’s most popular groups, the IUP Dance Theater and the IUP Percussion Ensemble. Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, this unique presentation takes on a different beat as the two groups explore the music and dance of different cultures and genres.
November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Under the direction of Stephanie Caulder and Jason Worzbyt, the IUP Music Department celebrates the collective talents of its students and faculty.
December 4-6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and December 7 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Set in rural, depression-era America, two handsome drifters arrive at the Moss farm in search of work. Laurie, originally shaken by these outsiders, soon falls in love with one of them and must choose between her roots and her desire to explore the world, leaving the life she knows behind.
February 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.; DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall
Christine Clewell, accompanied by fellow faculty members, performs a variety works by different artists on IUP’s new pipe organ.
February 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor
Join us as Laura Ferguson, singer and IUP faculty member, performs the setting of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman to the stylings of renowned jazz composer Fred Hersch.
March 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall.
The IUP music faculty combine talents, instruments, and voices to present chamber music from the Baroque era. A benefit reception is planned for after the concert.
November 1, 20147:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Co-directed by Jack Stamp and Holly Boda-Sutton, the IUP Dance Theater and Music faculty will present Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire Du Soldat).
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An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance,
April 16–18 at 8:00 p.m. and April 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
When the Baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a journey for special objects to break the spell. Along the way, they meet up with an assembly of well-known Brothers Grimm characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (of beanstalk fame). Into
the Woods contains some violence and scenes that may not be appropriate for younger children.
November 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
November 3–December 8, 2016, Kipp Gallery
December 9, 2016, Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
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