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Music Department News: February 2010

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Grace Kelly Set for Jazz Concert as Season Finale

For its finale to this season’s Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly on Thursday, April 24.

Posted on 4/14/2014 2:00:20 PM

Percussion Ensemble Takes on Fisher

For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall. This free concert is on Tuesday, April 22.

Posted on 4/11/2014 3:51:41 PM

“Pipe Dreams” Combines Orchestra and Organ

The IUP Music Department will conclude the 2013–2014 performance season with a unique concert titled “Pipe Dreams,” featuring the IUP Symphony Orchestra and organist Christine Clewell, on Sunday, May 4.

Posted on 4/18/2014 3:30:10 PM

Guest Artists from Puebla Mexico to Perform with IUP Music Faculty and Students

Visiting cellist Juan Hermida and pianist Misa Ito will present an evening of chamber music—including performances with IUP Music Department faculty members Mary Hastings, Linda Jennings, and Stanley Chepaitis and the IUP Cello Choir—on Tuesday, April 15, in Gorell Hall.

Posted on 4/7/2014 3:41:22 PM

Music Department to Receive Pipe Organ from American Guild of Organists

The Department of Music will add a notable instrument this spring to its already vast keyboard collection. In May 2014, the department will make way amid its 93 Steinway pianos for the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Organ, valued at $400,000.

Posted on 1/14/2014 12:16:28 PM

Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Studios to Attend PASSHE Conference

Dr. Christian Dickinson and Dr. Zach Collins, IUP Music Department faculty members, and members of the trombone, euphonium, and tuba studios will attend the inaugural Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium on February 25–27 in Edinboro, Pa.

Posted on 2/25/2010 8:27:31 AM

Scandrett to Present at Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Conference

Dr. Jack Scandrett of the IUP Department of Music will present the results of a project using videoconferencing to coach a student brass quintet at the TI:ME National Conference in conjunction with the New Jersey Music Educators Conference, February 18–20, 2010.

Posted on 2/11/2010 4:57:39 PM

Music Department Welcomes Haitian Cellist Fanord as Visiting Scholar

Ms. Fabienne Fanord, a survivor of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, arrived in Indiana on February 8 to pursue her professional development during the 2010 Spring semester. She will perform in the IUP String Ensemble Concert on March 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall on the IUP campus.

Posted on 2/9/2010 9:24:36 AM

Chepaitis to Premiere Composition in Buffalo

On February 12, 2010, Dr. Stanley Chepaitis will premiere the orchestral version of his composition “Paganini in the Vernacular” with the Orchard Park Symphony in Buffalo, N.Y. He will also perform his composition “Eveningstar” for violin and orchestra as well as his arrangement of Joe Venuti’s “Wildcat.”

Posted on 2/6/2010 10:46:48 PM

Collins, Dickinson, and Staples to Perform at University of Buffalo

IUP Music professors James Staples, Christian Dickinson, and Zach Collins will perform a guest recital at the University of Buffalo on February 15, 2010.

Posted on 2/5/2010 2:22:43 PM

Zagreb, Professor of Voice, Visits Music Department

In a continuation of faculty exchanges and collaborations with the highly acclaimed Music Academy of Zagreb, Croatia, Cynthia Hansell-Bakić, professor of voice, will present a master class, which will be open to the public, February 18, 2010.

Posted on 2/4/2010 3:14:55 PM

IUP TrumpetFest 2010

TrumpetFest 2010 is scheduled for February 4–7 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty members, along with a lecture/performance by guest artist Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, III.

Posted on 2/4/2010 12:38:26 PM

Eisensmith Performs at West Chester Trumpet Conference

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of trumpet at IUP, appeared as one of the guest artists for the fourth annual International Trumpet Festival and Brass Fest, held at West Chester University on January 30–31, 2010.

Posted on 2/4/2010 12:34:35 PM

Caulder to Conduct PMEA District 4 Band

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Stephanie Caulder has been invited to conduct the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Band in Huntingdon on February 11, 12, and 13, 2010.

Posted on 2/3/2010 5:07:47 PM

Collins and Student Publish Tuba and Euphonium Compositions

Dr. Zach Collins, assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium in the IUP Music Department, and Anthony O’Toole, senior Theory and Composition student at IUP, have recently published works for tuba and euphonium through Cimarron Music Press.

Posted on 2/1/2010 12:22:21 PM

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