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Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies,
conducted SongFest for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
District 4 Festival on Friday, April 29, 2016.
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IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim adjudicated the Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 17, 2015.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Blair County JH Choral Festival in Claysburg, Pa. on March 14-15,
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The IUP Music Department again takes center stage on Sunday, March 13, when the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee presents Kola Olowabi, for a recital featuring the premiere of Sept Hommages, the winning composition of the 2016 Pogorzelski Yankee Memorial Composition Competition.
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A recording of “Dichterliebe” by new IUP voice faculty member Oliver Lo
was broadcasted by Radio Television Hong Kong on Sept 27, 2015, and is
Posted on 12/1/2015 4:44:41 PM
Donna Coleman (IUP 1974), an American-born pianist who has lived in
Australia for the past 20 years, is pleased to announce the release of
her new compact disc recording, The Lost Lady.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken worked with nearly 400 high school students from across the state during the month of November 2015. Beeken was invited by working teachers to interact with high school students in a festival choir setting. He selected repertoire, lead students in rehearsal and performance, and
Posted on 11/24/2015 10:48:15 AM
Anna Very, senior music education major, was one of six undergraduate choral conductors chosen to compete at the 2015 Pennsylvania-American Choral Directors Association Undergraduate Conducting Competition. Very prepared two rehearsals for the competition and worked with a choir from Lower Dauphin High School. Ver
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On October 26, 2015, Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, presented the invited session “Color Outside the Lines, Think Outside the Box: Empowering Creativity and Collaboration in the Choral Rehearsal” for the National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Beeken
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Craig Denison's research on the testing of pitch discrimination of simultaneous tones is now available in the Journal Research Perspectives in Music Education.
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The IUP Faculty Woodwind and Brass Quintets departed for Russia on Sunday, October 11, 2015, to begin a 10-day tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow. The two quintets performed a preview concert on Thursday, October 8 (see photos). Their tour program features works by American composers for woodwind quintet and brass qu
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The IUP student chapter of the American Choral
Directors Association offered sessions to aspiring choral professionals
from the IUP community. Singers, conductors, and music lovers from
across campus interacted with Mark Munson, director of
choral activities at Bowling Green State University.
Posted on 10/1/2015 7:47:17 PM
Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken recently returned from a residency at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio.
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Indiana Musicale, the Indiana chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, hosted its Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival in Cogswell and Gorell halls on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Festival participants included five local piano students and one IUP piano major. The guest adjudicator was Nanette Kaplan
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Seventeen members of the IUP Trumpet Studio traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on September 24 to hear the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra's season-opening performance of Mozart's "Symphony No. 41" (Jupiter) and "An Alpine Symphony" by Strauss. Following the performance, Michael Sachs, principal trumpeter with the CSO, met w
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Craig Denison’s research poster “Transitions to Teacherhood: Reflections on Becoming Music Teachers” will be presented to the Society of Music Teacher Education September 17–19 at the Society’s 2015 conference in Greensboro, N.C. The poster investigates a music education student’s journey to becoming and identifying
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Geoff Durbin (’07) and Mike Waddell (’12) will perform as members of the ATLAS Tuba and Euphonium Quartet on Tuesday, September 15, at 5:00 p.m. in Cogswell 121. In addition to Durbin and Waddell, ATLAS also includes Matt Hightower and Andy Smith as members. They will be performing a program that includes composition
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Eight music education students and two IUP faculty members achieved Level 1 certification in Modern Band Pedagogy August 30 at Slippery Rock University. This Modern Band training was provided by Little Kids Rock , whose mission is to provide free training, instruments, and resources to teachers who want to run rocki
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Mobius Percussion, including founding member and IUP alumna Mika Godbole, will share a concert with the IUP Percussion
Ensemble on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Gorell Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m. Godbole graduated from IUP in 2002 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Percussion Performance) and a minor in philosophy. S
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Anna Berry (BFA 2013) will make her debut with the Wichita Grand Opera in Wichita, Kans. in the role of Iza in The Grand Dutchess by Jaques Offenbach.
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Joseph Baunoch was invited to be on faculty for the Opera Festival di
Roma held in Rome, Italy. He spent two weeks in summer 2015 teaching
voice students from all over the country.
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The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet at IUP, performed a three-day recital tour to local high schools.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated for the Music in the
Parks at Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 16,
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On May 7, 2015, Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as an
adjudicator for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music
Performance Assessment at Hickory High School in Hermitage,
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken led 175 fifth-grade students from
south-central Pennsylvania in song on Friday, May 8, 2015.
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Music education senior Anna Selene Very and master’s candidate in choral
conducting Jessica Zelenack are excited to join the Blue Lake staff.
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The Department of Music presents
the 15th annual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher
Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center on Saturday,
May 2, with the IUP Jazz Band and the
IUP Jazz Ensemble, and featuring flautist Jim Walker as guest conductor.
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The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, comprised of members of the tuba and
euphonium studio, performed concerts at area high schools on April 9 and were invited to perform a concert at the
Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference on April 11.
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Anna Berry (BFA ’13) has won the Kristin Lewis Foundations 2015 national
competition. The prize includes an all-expense-paid trip to Vienna to
study with famed Wagnerian Soprano Carol Byers.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to present a session for the 2015 West Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, “Orchestrating Success.”
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IUP Music alumni Robert Read and Jeremy Leidhecker
recently collaborated on the world premiere of Leidhecker’s
composition “Dear Stephanie” at Gateway High School in
Monroeville, Pa., on March 10, 2015.
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Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, served as the guest
conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region 1
Honor Choir in Washington, Pennsylvania.
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On Tuesday, February 17, members of the Wildcat Regiment Band gathered to present music faculty members Jack Stamp and Jason Worzbyt with a plaque commemorating the ensemble's latest recording, "Music from the Port Royal Band 1863-1864."
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IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano
majors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 18,
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TrumpetFest 2015 is scheduled for February 19 through 22 and will
feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest
artist Douglas Wilson.
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This two-day, weekend event in Cogswell Hall on
February 8, 2015, included piano students from 16 elementary and high schools in Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, and North Allegheny counties.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented “Pitch is a Specific Address, NOT a Zip Code!” at the 2015 Ohio Music Educators
Association Professional Development Conference.
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Samuel Weiser, BSEd 2014, has been cast in Windy City Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme. He will sing the role of Colline on March 13 and 14, 2015 in Chicago, Ill.
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Sarah Hetrick, saxophonist and junior music education major, won first
place in the 2015 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition on Sunday,
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IUP Piano faculty member Jacob Ertl was invited to be a guest performer
at a concert in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on December
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Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, recently returned from an eight-day residency at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music.
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The IUP Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the large instrumental rehearsal space in Cogswell Hall as Daniel DiCicco Hall. The official naming ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014.
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Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, led 125 students from
central Pennsylvania through two days of rehearsals and a performance.
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Several IUP music students performed at the 2014 MTNA State Preliminary Competition on
November 23. The winners will compete at the MTNA Eastern Division
Competition on January 10–11, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
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Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently
won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition.
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IUP Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe was the guest artist at the 2014 West
Virginia Music Teachers Association state conference,
held at Fairmont State University, November 13–15.
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Eastern Standard, a new music faculty chamber ensemble, will perform an on-campus recital on Thursday, November 13, followed by visits to Penn State and Long Island, N.Y.
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The IUP Music Department will present an evening of music on Thursday,
November 13, by world-renowned African-American composer Alvin Singleton,
who will be on campus for a three-day celebration of his music.
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Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as guest
conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5
Honors Choir on November 1, 2014.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Louisiana All State Men’s Choir October 23–25, 2014 in New Orleans.
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Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, recently returned from guest conducting festivals in Iowa and Ohio.
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In July and August of 2014, Linda Jennings was invited to lead cello pedagogy and performance workshops in Bangkok and Chiang Rai, the first programs of this kind in Thailand.
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IUP piano faculty Dr. Henry Wong Doe released his second solo album on Rattle Records to critical acclaim. He performed six of the tracks at a release event in Auckland, New Zealand, in July 2014.
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Kevin Eisensmith, Department of Music, was honored at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference as one of three recipients of the ITG Award of Merit.
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The HoodleBug Brass presented their Spring 2014 recital on Tuesday, April 29.
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IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe was
invited as guest performer to premiere a chamber work at the Misciagna Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona on Sunday, April 13.
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Jack Scandrett, associate professor of Horn at IUP, will present his
farewell recital on Monday, March 31, in Cogswell Hall.
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TrumpetFest 2014 is scheduled for February 22–24, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to spend a three-day residency, from January 14-16, 2014, at The Ohio State University.
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Clarion-Limestone High School and the Pennsylvania Music Education
Association District 3 hosted Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies,
for the 2014 honor choir.
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Rebecca Zabinski and Jennifer Barton will participate in the League of American Orchestras’ newly created two-year Emerging Leaders Program.
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IUP piano faculty Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass, private lessons,
and a recital in Singapore and Malaysia during Thanksgiving 2013 break.
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On November 13–14, 2013, Ryan Beeken, director
of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor for the Armstrong
County High School Honor Choir.
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IUP Music faculty member Linda Jennings was
an invited guest performer in a faculty chamber music program honoring Margaret Brisch and her long-time support of the UCO music department.
Posted on 11/22/2013 10:27:49 AM
Matt Baumer, Department of Music, presented a paper
at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in
Pittsburgh on November 8, 2013. Baumer also served as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.
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The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its 2013 fall recital on Thursday,
November 14, in Cogswell Hall.
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The IUP Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Eisensmith, will
present a lecture/recital featuring the music of Mary Lou Williams in Gorell Recital Hall on
Thursday, October 17.
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Jacob Ertl, assistant professor of piano, will perform on the Johnstown
Concert Series on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the First
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The IUP Bands’ annual Homecoming concert will feature Mark Ford,
coordinator of percussion activities at the University of North Texas,
in one of his own compositions, “Stubernick Fantasy,” with the IUP Wind
Posted on 9/30/2013 10:57:01 AM
Music Education student Tate Dewalt is one of five undergraduate
conductors from Pennsylvania selected to compete in the American Choral
Directors Association – Pennsylvania annual conducting competition.
Posted on 9/26/2013 2:59:54 PM
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor
for the Southern Inivitational Choral Conference hosted by the
University of Southern Mississippi on September 22–25, 2013.
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The IUP Music Department String Area will host its first IUP Cello
Festival, a day-long workshop highlighting guest Matt Turner. Cellists of all age and ability levels
are encouraged to attend the festival and explore the many facets of
Posted on 9/19/2013 8:05:48 PM
Jack Stamp, IUP’s Music Department chair and director of Band Studies,
appeared as a guest clinician this summer at the University of South
Dakota and the University of Minnesota.
Posted on 9/12/2013 8:52:53 AM
The Alumni Jazz Weekend takes place November 8–10 and includes a reception at Breezedale Alumni Center, rehearsals on Saturday, an evening performance presented by the IUP Jazz Band and
Jazz Ensemble, and a performance on Sunday afternoon.
Posted on 9/3/2013 10:27:56 AM
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, discussed the many challenges choral directors face in selecting and performing quality choral-orchestral repertoire. He presented at the 2013 Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association conference.
Posted on 8/7/2013 1:43:33 PM
Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week trumpet festival held in Orvieto, Italy. Accompanying him were six of his trumpet students.
Posted on 7/10/2013 3:08:00 PM
Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he conducted and performed as part of the annual “Festival of Trumpets” concert.
Posted on 7/2/2013 2:04:23 PM
Over 50 music teachers statewide attended the annual Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association conference June 7–9, 2013.
Posted on 6/17/2013 8:06:27 PM
IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and will record his third album later this month.
Posted on 6/17/2013 7:42:40 PM
Music faculty member Linda Jennings will copresent lectures, master classes, and concerts at Rangsit and Chulalongkorn Universities in Bangkok and Payap University in Chiang Mai in June 2013.
Posted on 6/3/2013 3:00:50 PM
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, was recently invited by several organizations to adjudicate choral festivals throughout Pennsylvania.
Posted on 5/22/2013 10:32:52 AM
The Keystone Chamber Players, a resident trio comprised of music faculty members Stephanie Caulder, Jason Worzbyt, and Henry Wong Doe, are proud to announce the release of their first compact disc, entitled Five in the Sun.
Posted on 5/6/2013 12:22:43 PM
Rachel Di Pilla, a sophomore Music Education major from Haddonfield, New Jersey, was recently elected as the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association Region II coordinator.
Posted on 4/29/2013 8:07:52 AM
See a video of the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, performing at the 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Ithaca, N.Y., on April 21.
Posted on 4/24/2013 9:42:47 AM
IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to high school piano students on April 23, 2013, at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, Pa.
Posted on 4/24/2013 12:33:38 AM
The Crimson Winds, a student woodwind quintet sponsored by the Department of Music, performed a half-recital at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual in-service state conference in Erie, Pa., on April 19, 2013.
Posted on 4/23/2013 7:03:21 PM
Music faculty members Ryan Beeken and Stephanie Caulder presented invited clinics at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual state conference, held in Erie, Pa., on April 18–20, 2013.
Posted on 4/23/2013 6:50:24 PM
The HoodleBug Brass will present their Spring 2013 recital on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus.
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