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Wacker Publishes in the “Flute Examiner”

Therese Wacker published an article in the “Flute Examiner,” a newsletter and online publication about the flute and flute pedagogy edited by Amanda Taylor and IUP alumnus Keith Hanlon.

Posted on 9/26/2016 10:20:30 AM

Kim Performs at Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professor of Piano Sun Min Kim performed a program of cello and piano works by Bohuslav Martinu with OSU cello professor Meredith Blecha on September 12, 2016. 

Posted on 9/15/2016 10:29:27 PM

Opera Recording with Fenty Denison Chosen as “Critic’s Choice”

“Michael Dellaira: The Death of Webern,” a recording that includes IUP Department of Music faculty member Maria Fenty Denison, was tabbed as a Critic’s Choice by Opera News.

Posted on 9/8/2016 9:47:07 PM

Chorale Selected To Perform For Biennial Conference

The IUP Chorale, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, has been invited to perform for the biennial Eastern Division Conference for the National Association for Music Education.

Posted on 9/7/2016 12:07:48 PM

Kim Performs at Aspen Music Festival

IUP Assistant Professor of Piano Sun Min Kim has returned from his nine-week residency at the Aspen Music Festival.

Posted on 8/24/2016 10:58:18 PM

Lucas Appointed Editor for International Horn Society Journal

Assistant Professor of Horn Heidi Lucas was appointed editor of the Books and Print Materials Reviews column in the International Horn Society's publication, the Horn Call

Posted on 8/15/2016 9:40:50 PM

Beeken Elected As Pennsylvania Music Educator Association District Three Vice President

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was recently elected as the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District Three vice president by the music educators of Western Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/15/2016 4:31:31 PM

Wong Doe Performs with Auckland Chamber Orchestra in New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed as guest soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Raye Freedman Arts Center in Auckland, New Zealand.

Posted on 7/8/2016 7:55:59 PM

Collins Adjudicates and Performs at Festival

IUP Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium Zach Collins served as guest soloist and adjudicator at the 2016 Ohio Brass Arts Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 2016.

Posted on 6/30/2016 9:31:08 PM

Music Faculty Perform at International Double Reed Society Conference

Music faculty members Stephanie Caulder, Rosemary Engelstad, Therese Wacker, and Jason Worzbyt gave an invited recital performance at the International Double Reed Society conference held at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. on June 27, 2016.

Posted on 6/29/2016 12:37:43 PM

Baumer Presents at Teaching Music History Conference

At the annual Teaching Music History Conference at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Matt Baumer and Kevin Burke presented a paper titled, “Beyond Appreciation: A New Philosophy for Intro to Music Courses.”

Posted on 6/21/2016 2:36:48 PM

Wong Doe Presents Piano Ensembles Clinic at PMTA Conference

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe presented a clinic on piano ensembles at the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association annual conference on June 11, 2016.

Posted on 6/13/2016 2:15:09 PM

Kim Performs at Yellow Springs Piano Festival

IUP piano faculty member Sun Min Kim performed a solo recital in the Yellow Springs Piano Festival, which took place May 13–15, 2016, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Posted on 6/3/2016 6:49:51 PM

IUP Music Faculty Perform at Area Schools

IUP faculty members Mary Hastings (voice), Linda Jennings (cello), and Sun Min Kim (piano) presented performances and workshops at schools in central Pennsylvania on May 10–12, 2016.

Posted on 6/1/2016 5:55:08 PM

Beeken Adjudicates Across the Northeast

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated multiple festivals for Music In The Parks throughout the month of May 2016.

Posted on 6/1/2016 10:56:06 AM

IUP Brass Faculty Perform at Area Schools

The IUP Faculty Brass Quintet, known as the HoodleBug Brass, performed at eight area schools on May 9-11, 2016.

Posted on 5/13/2016 11:58:54 AM

Baumer Presents on Music and Charity

Associate Professor of Music History Matt Baumer gave a paper titled "Who Benefits from a Benefit Concert? Music and Philanthropy in 1980s Pittsburgh" at the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Chatham University on March 19, 2016.

Posted on 5/11/2016 9:51:36 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 4 SongFest

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, conducted SongFest for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Festival on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Posted on 5/2/2016 10:48:15 AM

Kim Performs Piano/Cello Duo Recital in Tulsa

Sun Min Kim, assistant professor of piano, performed a piano/cello duo recital with cellist Bree Ahern in the Evenings at the Bernsen concert series on March 11, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted on 4/27/2016 10:05:26 AM

Kim Adjudicates Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim adjudicated the Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 17, 2015.

Posted on 4/26/2016 1:57:11 PM

Doe Performs Solo Piano Recital at Lunchtime Recital Series

IUP piano faculty member Wong Doe performed a solo recital at the Tuesday Noon Lunch series at First Lutheran Church in Johnstown on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Posted on 4/20/2016 10:00:58 AM

Beeken Adjudicates and Clinics at Seneca Valley High School

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment held at Seneca Valley High School on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Posted on 4/15/2016 8:09:54 AM

Legacy Brass to Present Spring 2016 Recital

The Legacy Brass Quintet will present its spring 2016 recital on Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall on the IUP campus. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:35:53 PM

2016 IUP Jazz Festival To be Held April 30

The Department of Music of Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents the 16th annual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m., featuring the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:31:00 PM

Brass Faculty Premiere New Work

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet-in-residence, premiered Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra on April 10 with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of alumnus Roger Tabler.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:45:12 PM

Paul Conducts PMEA Region III Band Festival

Director of Bands Timothy Paul conducted the PMEA Region III Band Festival in Juanita Valley, Pa. on March 10–12, 2016.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:31:03 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Lectures for PMEA Region 1

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented two sessions to area choral teachers at the Region 1 Festival for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

Posted on 3/30/2016 9:55:17 AM

Beeken Conducts Blair County Junior High Festival

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Blair County JH Choral Festival in Claysburg, Pa. on March 14-15, 2016.

Posted on 3/29/2016 1:36:27 PM

Collins Conducts Junior High District Band

On March 22, 2016, Zach Collins conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 5 ninth grade band at Mars Area High School. Collins worked with 85 students throughout the day in rehearsals and in a concert of works for wind band.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:02:52 PM

Baunoch and Kim Give Recital at Bowling Green

Joseph Baunoch and Sun Min Kim, Department of Music, were invited to give a recital at Bowling Green State University on March 19, 2016. The concert featured works by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, and Cole Porter.

Posted on 3/28/2016 11:07:38 AM

Department of Music Hosts Tubaphonium Day

Zach Collins and the students in the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio hosted the second annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Posted on 3/24/2016 12:05:46 AM

Trumpet Players: Join in on Trumpet Day, April 16

Trumpet Day at IUP is an all-day event on Saturday, April 16, for trumpet players from eighth grade through adult. Musicians interested in participating should register.

Posted on 3/21/2016 3:33:36 PM

Denison Presents on Becoming a Music Teacher

Craig Denison’s poster “Reflections on Becoming Music Teachers” was presented at the National Association for Music Education Research and Researchers conferences in Atlanta as part of a larger project on examining personal narrative on veteran music teacher identity.

Posted on 3/21/2016 3:19:29 PM

Music Alumni Perform in China

Vocalists Keileigh Koch (BFA '14) and Jonathan Walker-Vankuren (BFA '15) traveled to China with Michigan State University to perform an opera in conjunction with the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Posted on 3/14/2016 7:16:00 PM

Baunoch Presents Masterclass at MSU

On March 11, 2016, Joseph Baunoch was invited to Michigan State University to present a vocal masterclass. He worked with both undergraduate and graduate students on various art song and operatic literature.

Posted on 3/14/2016 6:36:35 PM

IUP In National Spotlight With Organ Composition World Premier

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.

Posted on 3/2/2016 11:52:41 AM

IUP Symphony Orchestra Presents Brandenburg Concerti

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stanley Chepaitis, will present the cycle of six “Brandenburg Concerti” by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, in the DeCicco Room in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 2/18/2016 11:54:36 AM

Guest Cellist To Perform Multimedia Program on February 22

Visiting cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia will present a program of contemporary cello music titled “Not So Alone” on Monday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall.

Posted on 2/15/2016 9:22:53 AM

Beeken Visits Perry County

Ryan Beeken recently served as the guest conductor for the Perry County Senior High Honor Choir near Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 2/9/2016 9:01:03 AM

Naval Academy Musician Teaches and Performs at IUP

MUCS Jarrod Williams, tubist with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, taught a master class for the IUP tuba and euphonium studio and performed a recital in Gorell Recital Hall on February 4, 2016.

Posted on 2/5/2016 8:45:38 AM

Beeken Conducts West Virginia Middle School All-State Honor Choir

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of choral studies, served as the 2016 guest conductor for the American Choral Directors Association West Virginia All-State Middle School Honor Choir in Charleston, West Virginia.

Posted on 2/1/2016 11:07:05 AM

Clarinet Choir Performs at PMEA District 4 Band

The IUP Clarinet Choir, directed by Rosemary Brumbelow, performed a program for students participating in District 4 Band on January 29, 2016, at Curwensville High School.

Posted on 1/27/2016 11:27:31 AM

IUP Hosts Northeast Horn Workshop

Heidi Lucas, assistant professor of Horn, and the IUP Department of Music hosted the Northeast Horn Workshop January 22–24, 2016. More than 300 student, amateur, and professional musicians registered to attend the conference.

Posted on 1/25/2016 3:30:30 PM

Olmstead Honored by Ohio University Percussion Ensemble

Gary Olmstead, IUP percussion professor emeritus, was honored in November 2015 as the founder of the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble.

Posted on 1/25/2016 3:28:24 PM

Faculty Ensemble Releases Album

Eastern Standard is pleased to announce the release of a new digital album featuring seven works for horn, tuba, and piano trio that have not previously been recorded. Eastern Standard is comprised of Heidi Lucas (horn), Zach Collins (tuba), and Jacob Ertl (piano). 

Posted on 1/19/2016 8:37:14 PM

Beeken Presents at Florida Music Educators

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented an invited session titled "The Choral Art: The Human Art" for the 2016 Florida Music Educators Association annual conference.

Posted on 1/18/2016 4:09:39 PM

Kim Presents at Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Conference

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim was invited as a clinician at the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association East District Conference.

Posted on 1/17/2016 6:51:51 PM

Kim Performs at Marshall University and McNeese State University

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim returned from his residencies from two universities.

Posted on 1/17/2016 6:48:28 PM

Wong Doe Gives Piano Master Class at School of the Arts, Singapore

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a piano master class to three students at the School of the Arts in Singapore on January 12, 2016.

Posted on 1/14/2016 4:19:50 PM

Faculty Brass Quintet Tours Eastern Pa. and N.J.

The HoodleBug Brass, the IUP faculty brass quintet, performed a tour of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey over winter break.

Posted on 1/12/2016 3:41:37 PM

Graduate Student Wins Position at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Choral Conducting master’s candidate Jessica Zelenack has accepted a position as unit director and Children’s Choir director at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Posted on 1/12/2016 12:05:10 PM

Beeken Conducts in New York Finger Lakes

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as the 2016 guest conductor for the Onondaga County Music Education Music Festival.

Posted on 1/12/2016 11:53:17 AM

Caulder Serves as Guest Conductor for Westmoreland Senior High County Band

Stephanie Caulder served as the guest conductor for the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association Senior High County Band on December 3–4, 2015.

Posted on 12/10/2015 1:58:07 PM

Collins Conducts Cambria County Band

Zach Collins conducted the 2015 Cambria County Senior High Band on December 4. The festival was held at Cambria Heights Senior High School.

Posted on 12/8/2015 8:14:08 AM

Voice Professor Records “Dichterliebe” for Radio Television Hong Kong

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  available online.

Posted on 12/1/2015 4:44:41 PM

Music Alumna Coleman Releases New Compact Disc Recording

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.

Posted on 11/29/2015 10:30:15 AM

Beeken Conducts Honor Choirs Across Pennsylvania

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

Student Very Selected to Participate in State Conducting Competition

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

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:10:56 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Session for National Conference

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

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:05:33 PM

Denison Research on Harmonic Discrimination Published

Craig Denison's research on the testing of pitch discrimination of simultaneous tones is now available in the Journal Research Perspectives in Music Education.

Posted on 10/28/2015 3:58:50 PM

Music Faculty Performs in Russia

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

Posted on 10/8/2015 10:30:32 PM

Collegiate Chapter of American Choral Directors Association Hosts Alumnus Munson

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

Beeken is Guest Artist at Bowling Green State University

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken recently returned from a residency at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio.

Posted on 10/1/2015 7:28:27 PM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival

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

Posted on 9/30/2015 9:50:12 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Travels to Cleveland to Hear Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in Concert

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

Posted on 9/29/2015 9:40:36 AM

Denison to Present Poster at Society of Music Teacher Education Conference

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

Posted on 9/14/2015 6:28:30 PM

Music Alumni to Perform in ATLAS Tuba Quartet

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

Posted on 9/14/2015 12:11:06 PM

Music Education Students Rock Out

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

Posted on 9/10/2015 1:57:26 PM

Guest Performers on Percussion Ensemble Concert Include Honors College Alumna

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

Posted on 9/7/2015 3:10:08 PM

Alumna Berry to Debut with Wichita Grand Opera

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.

Posted on 9/3/2015 10:21:14 AM

Baunoch Invited to Teach Voice in Rome

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.

Posted on 9/1/2015 10:03:18 AM

Beeken Headlines Choral Directors Conference in Alabama

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as the headlining clinician for the 2015 Alabama Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Summer Conference.

Posted on 8/20/2015 12:00:06 PM

Brass Faculty Perform at Area High Schools

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet at IUP, performed a three-day recital tour to local high schools.

Posted on 5/26/2015 9:55:56 AM

Beeken Adjudicates for Music in the Parks

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated for the Music in the Parks at Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Posted on 5/19/2015 3:32:24 PM

Beeken Adjudicates PMEA Music Performance Assessment

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, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/12/2015 10:35:17 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 6 SongFest

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken led 175 fifth-grade students from south-central Pennsylvania in song on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Posted on 5/11/2015 11:12:43 AM

Choral Students Join Staff at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Music education senior Anna Selene Very and master’s candidate in choral conducting Jessica Zelenack are excited to join the Blue Lake staff.

Posted on 5/11/2015 11:09:15 AM

IUP Jazz Festival 2015

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.

Posted on 4/22/2015 7:37:39 PM

Department of Music Celebrates Jack Stamp

After 25 years as IUP’s director of Bands, Jack Stamp has announced his retirement effective the end of the spring 2015 semester. A final gala concert weekend is planned for April 24, 25, and 26. Alumni and friends are invited to join the IUP Department of Music in celebrating the career of Dr. Stamp.

Posted on 4/20/2015 4:45:53 PM

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble Tours and Performs at Conference

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.

Posted on 4/14/2015 11:43:38 AM

Colossal Choral-Orchestral Collaboration

The IUP Vocal Arts Area combined forces with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Blair Concert Chorale to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Posted on 4/13/2015 8:33:57 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a recital and gave a master class at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on March 31 and April 1, 2015.

Posted on 4/6/2015 10:27:14 AM

Alumnus Berry Wins National Vocal Competition

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.

Posted on 3/30/2015 11:22:43 AM

Beeken Guest Artist for Ithaca College

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as a guest artist for the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, on March 18–20, 2015.

Posted on 3/24/2015 9:29:55 AM

Beeken Presents Session for West Virginia Music Educators Association

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.”

Posted on 3/17/2015 12:13:40 PM

IUP Music Alumni Collaborate on World Premiere

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.

Posted on 3/15/2015 1:05:44 PM

Beeken Conducts Region 1 Honor Choir

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.

Posted on 3/3/2015 12:29:35 PM

Wildcat Regiment Band Presents Commemorative Plaque and Scholarship Donation to Music Department

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."

Posted on 2/28/2015 11:51:57 AM

Wong Doe Gives Piano Masterclass at Duquesne University

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano majors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Posted on 2/21/2015 2:46:53 PM

IUP Trumpet Studio presents TrumpetFest 2015

TrumpetFest 2015 is scheduled for February 19 through 22 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest artist Douglas Wilson.

Posted on 2/10/2015 9:54:32 AM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Second Annual Piano Monster Concert

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.

Posted on 2/9/2015 9:21:09 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Lecture for Ohio Music Educators

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.

Posted on 2/9/2015 10:36:54 AM

Vocal Alumnus Makes Operatic Debut

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.

Posted on 2/6/2015 11:19:43 AM

Hetrick Wins Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition

Sarah Hetrick, saxophonist and junior music education major, won first place in the 2015 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 18.

Posted on 1/20/2015 3:23:11 PM

Ertl Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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 20, 2014.

Posted on 12/13/2014 3:15:43 PM

Beeken Teaches At Univerza v Ljubljani Akademija za glasbo

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, recently returned from an eight-day residency at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music.

Posted on 12/11/2014 10:29:52 AM

Room Naming Ceremony for Daniel DiCicco Hall to be held on December 6

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.

Posted on 12/1/2014 3:41:25 PM

Beeken Conducts Blair County Senior High Honors Choir

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, led 125 students from central Pennsylvania through two days of rehearsals and a performance.

Posted on 11/26/2014 1:02:41 PM

IUP Music Students Win State Music Teachers National Association Competition

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.

Posted on 11/25/2014 1:56:38 PM

Firestone Wins Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition

Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition.

Posted on 11/20/2014 10:13:26 AM

Wong Doe Guest Artist at West Virginia Music Teachers Association State Conference

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.

Posted on 11/16/2014 4:18:59 PM

Faculty Trio to Perform in Pennsylvania and New York

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.

Posted on 11/11/2014 8:41:57 AM

The Chamber Music of Alvin Singleton

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.

Posted on 11/7/2014 10:25:21 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 5 Honors Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 Honors Choir on November 1, 2014.

Posted on 11/3/2014 9:38:48 AM

Beeken Conducts Louisiana All State Choir

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Louisiana All State Men’s Choir October 23–25, 2014 in New Orleans.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:27:58 AM

Beeken Busy as Guest Conductor

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, recently returned from guest conducting festivals in Iowa and Ohio.

Posted on 10/16/2014 1:08:12 PM

Ertl Performs Guest Recital for Alia Musica in Pittsburgh

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will perform a guest piano recital for Alia Musica, a new Pittsburgh-based music organization, on Sunday, November 9.

Posted on 10/13/2014 12:49:26 PM

Guest Artist Vauth to Present Piano Recital and Master Class

Henning Vauth will present a master class on Wednesday, October 8, and perform a piano recital that evening. Both events are free and open to the public.

Posted on 10/3/2014 10:44:26 AM

Jennings Leads First Cello Workshops and Performs World Premieres in Thailand

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.

Posted on 8/31/2014 12:27:36 PM

Stamp Busy As Guest Speaker Clinician This Summer

Jack Stamp, director of Band Studies at IUP, had a busy summer appearing as a guest clinician at the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota as well as serving as the keynote speaker for the the Florida Bandmasters Association summer 2014 meetings.

Posted on 8/21/2014 11:35:16 AM

Wong Doe Performs Grieg with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

IUP Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor” with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on August 7, 2014.

Posted on 8/7/2014 5:58:42 PM

Ertl Invited as Performing Artist at Lake George Music Festival

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will join the performing artist roster for his second season at the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, August 14–21, 2014.

Posted on 8/7/2014 4:37:17 PM

Wong Doe Releases Second Solo Disc: “Landscape Preludes”

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.

Posted on 7/27/2014 7:15:37 PM

Music Student Advocates for Music Education on Capitol Hill

Nicole Bradley, a junior BS Music Education student, participated in the National Association for Music Education’s Collegiate Advocacy Summit on June 26–28, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 7/2/2014 3:41:44 PM

Eisensmith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Trumpet Guild

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.

Posted on 6/23/2014 3:06:54 PM

Ertl Invited as Featured Artist at Dakota Sky International Piano Festival

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will be a featured artist at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival from June 13–24, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he will give numerous performances and teach in the Young Artist Program.

Posted on 6/13/2014 1:19:27 AM

Wong Doe Performs with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 24 and 25, 2014.

Posted on 5/29/2014 8:21:47 AM

Professor and Students Perform at International Tuba Euphonium Conference

Zach Collins and students of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio traveled to Bloomington, Ind., to present invited performances at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Posted on 5/26/2014 2:05:02 PM

Sabbatical Has Music Professor Busy With World Premieres and Guest Conducting

Jack Stamp has had a busy sabbatical with eight guest-conducting appearances and two world premiere performances of original compositions, plus serving as a recording producer for two separate projects.

Posted on 5/12/2014 4:49:02 PM

IUP Jazz Festival 2014

The Department of Music at IUP presents the 14th annual IUP Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 3, with the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, and featuring guest conductor Alan Baylock.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:58:07 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Recital on May 1

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual spring recital on Thursday, May 1. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:32:26 PM

IUP Hoodlebug Brass Quintet Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass presented their Spring 2014 recital on Tuesday, April 29.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:25:46 PM

Music in the Orendorff Commons Features Joe’s Legacy

The Orendorff Music Library will feature the local family group Joe’s Legacy in a concert and jam session on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Posted on 4/7/2014 4:32:47 PM

Wong Doe is Guest Performer for “Beauty Prevails on Its Own Terms”

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.

Posted on 4/7/2014 2:01:47 PM

Duo Pianists Perform “Piano Postcards”

Pianists Susan Wheatley and Daniel Perlongo will perform Perlongo’s two works composed for their piano duo on Tuesday, April 8, in Gorell Recital Hall (free admission).

Posted on 4/4/2014 9:13:39 AM

Rising Star Pianist Re Zhang Presents Guest Artist Recital

Pianist Re Zhang will present a guest artist recital on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/31/2014 12:10:00 PM

Renowned Pianist Robert Shannon Presents Master Class

On April 7, 2014, Professor Robert Shannon, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will give a two-hour master class in Gorell Recital Hall to piano majors, followed by a question and answer session.

Posted on 3/31/2014 11:51:57 AM

IUP Horn Professor Scandrett to Present Farewell Recital

Jack Scandrett, associate professor of Horn at IUP, will present his farewell recital on Monday, March 31, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 3/24/2014 5:45:49 PM

Beeken Presents on Relationship Between Chorus and Conductor-Teacher

Via a peer-review process, director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to serve as one of 12 presenters for this year’s Southwest American Choral Directors Association Division Convention.

Posted on 3/24/2014 11:45:44 AM

CornoCopius (Lots of Horn) Festival 2014

IUP Horn professor Jack Scandrett will present the annual CornoCopius Festival on March 29–31, featuring the IUP Horn studio and alumni and faculty performances in 121 Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 3/23/2014 9:40:08 PM

Jennings Presents Session on String Music Education

IUP music faculty member Linda Jennings participated as co-organizer and copresenter at a session in the 2014 American String Teachers Association national conference, March 5 in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on 3/13/2014 7:29:20 PM

Beeken Conducts PMEA Region 3 Honor Choir

IUP director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to serve as the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region 3 Honor Choir director.

Posted on 2/17/2014 3:23:53 PM

World Music and Pop Fusion at IUP’s Festival of Women Composers

The annual Festival of Women Composers celebrates women and songwriting with plenty of love songs for all during Valentine’s week, February 13–15, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 2/7/2014 4:39:02 PM

Alumnus “Fiidla” Brown to Present Concert in New York’s Lincoln Center

Music Alumnus Owen “Fiidla” Brown ’96 will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 14, 2014, in a collaboration between Emmy award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith and the musicians of the Fiidla Brown Quartet.

Posted on 2/4/2014 11:31:05 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio presents TrumpetFest 2014

TrumpetFest 2014 is scheduled for February 22–24, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty.

Posted on 2/4/2014 9:32:33 AM

Collins Performs Recital in Moscow

Department of Music faculty member Zach Collins traveled to Moscow, Russia, in January 2014 to perform at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Posted on 1/28/2014 8:19:11 AM

Beeken Guest Artist at Ohio State University

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to spend a three-day residency, from January 14-16, 2014, at The Ohio State University.

Posted on 1/21/2014 10:19:02 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 3 Honor Choir

Clarion-Limestone High School and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District 3 hosted Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, for the 2014 honor choir.

Posted on 1/17/2014 11:53:48 AM

Music Department Alumni to Participate in Emerging Leaders Program

Rebecca Zabinski and Jennifer Barton will participate in the League of American Orchestras’ newly created two-year Emerging Leaders Program.

Posted on 1/13/2014 9:06:15 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in Singapore and Malaysia

IUP piano faculty Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass, private lessons, and a recital in Singapore and Malaysia during Thanksgiving 2013 break.

Posted on 12/2/2013 11:58:06 AM

Armstrong County Chorus Welcomes Guest Conductor Beeken

On November 13–14, 2013, Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor for the Armstrong County High School Honor Choir.

Posted on 11/25/2013 9:08:01 AM

Jennings Performs in Chamber Music Concert at University of Central Oklahoma

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

Baumer Presents on Objectives for Music History Courses

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.

Posted on 11/13/2013 4:59:28 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Fall Recital

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its 2013 fall recital on Thursday, November 14, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 10/31/2013 1:43:19 PM

Jazz Ensemble to Perform Music of Mary Lou Williams

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.

Posted on 10/8/2013 10:49:46 AM

Ertl Performs on the Johnstown Concert Series

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 Presbyterian Church.

Posted on 10/7/2013 10:56:42 AM

Annual Homecoming Concert Features World-Renowned Percussion Soloist

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 Ensemble.

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:57:01 AM

IUP Student Selected to American Choral Directors Association Conducting Finals

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

Beeken Conducts Southern Invitational Choral Conference

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.

Posted on 9/26/2013 2:55:07 PM

IUP Cello Festival 2013, Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Guest Cellist Matt Turner

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 cello playing.

Posted on 9/19/2013 8:05:48 PM

Stamp was Guest Clinician at Two Midwest Universities JS Clinic

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

Music Department Announces Alumni Jazz Reunion for Fall 2013

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

Beeken Presents “Programming Masterworks for Any Choir”

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

IUP Trumpet Professor and Students attend Orvieto, Italy Trumpet Festival

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

Trumpet Professor Eisensmith, Students, and Alumni Attend International Trumpet Guild Conference

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

IUP Music Department Hosts Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Conference

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

Wong Doe Performs Stravinsky in New Zealand

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

Jennings to Present Lectures, Master Classes, Workshops and Concerts in Thailand

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

Beeken Adjudicates Across State

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

Keystone Chamber Players Release First Commercial Compact Disc

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

Music Student Elected to State Office

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

IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio and Collins Perform in New York

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

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