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Educational Outreach

Celebrating the Lively Arts' 25th anniversary!Our educational outreach program is called ArtsPath. ArtsPath is a regional arts-in-education program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is one of 13 throughout the state funded by the PCA.

In addition to professional artist residencies in schools, ArtsPath also serves to advance workshop, master classes, and other outreach in connection with the Ovations! series, IUP’s premier touring performing artist series. Through this work, ArtsPath reaches over 5,000 area elementary and secondary students each year, plus thousands of IUP students and other community members.

Organized in partnership with the Indiana Arts Council, a wide variety of outreach in conjunction with Ovations! events will offered with details added as they are finalized. If you would like to participate in any of these activities or have any questions, please contact Jeff Wacker, associate director for arts-in-education services, by calling 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mailing jwacker@iup.edu.


Outreach: ZOFO Piano Duet

Monday, September 30, 2013

12:30-1:30 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd floor Sutton Hall

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787,

Internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann, from Switzerland, and Keisuke Nakagoshi, from Japan, will provide a one-hour outreach session on the piano and piano repertoire. Details on time and location will be released as soon as they are available. The duet will be doing a one-hour master class, open to the public, with four to six IUP piano majors. Admission is free and would be of special interest to area music teachers and pianists.

Zofo

 

Outreach: Mnozil Brass

Date: October 18, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor, Sutton Hall, IUP Main Campus

This unique group of seven brass musicians from Vienna will present a Q&A-style workshop that is open to students from local/regional high schools, teachers, and IUP students. Student brass players at IUP have the opportunity to submit questions via a GoogleDoc to Dr. Zach Collins, tuba/euphonium professor at IUP, and of course anyone present may also “pick the brains” of these wild, zany, and extremely talented and accomplished brass players as the group celebrates 20 years. The session will be moderated by IUP Music History professor Dr. Matt Baumer.

For more information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

This educational outreach opportunity is made possible through ArtsPath, the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts, and its many partners, including the Student Co-op, EITC contributors, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Mnozil Brass

 

Outreach: The Addams Family

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Post-Show, Mezzanine Lobby, Fisher Auditorium

We are pleased to announce that a post-show Q&A for IUP and regional high school students interested in theater is now firm and will take place after the show in the Mezzanine Lobby found on the second floor of Fisher Auditorium.

There are six actors scheduled to talk with students and answer any questions they might have regarding a theater career, education, etc. The actors participating are as follows:

  • Dan Olson, “Lurch”
  • Jennifer Fogarty, “Wednesday”
  • Blair Anderson, “Alice Beineke”
  • Amanda Bruton, “Grandma”
  • Connor Barth, “Pugsley”
  • Shaun Rice, “Uncle Fester”

In addition, the company manager, Deborah Barrigan, will also be present to help field questions from students who have an interest in the technical theater and musical theater production.

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. 

The Addams Family

 

Outreach: Koresh Dance 

On each of their two visits to Indiana—September and November—this renowned dance company will be working with English students from Indiana Junior High School in a residency format to discuss dance interpretation of writing. The students will choreograph their own dance to Tupak Shakur’s poem “The Rose That Grew From Concrete,” and then perform it in November. During the September residency, Koresh will also provide an after-school stretching, strengthening, and movement class for parents, teachers, and community members, and will work with IUP students and members of IUP Dance Theater in both September and November.  A full look at the residency is below.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 21, 2013

12:30–4:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers audition/select IUP Dance students to perform with them in November as part of a dance titled “Wet Stones” and, utilizing a workshop format, work with the dancers during the teaching process.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

12:304:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

Monday, September 23, 2013

11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

  • Koresh dancers work with four groups of seventh-grade English students on understanding the relationship between poetry and dance and creating their own dance movements to the selected Tupak Shakur poem, as well as their own poetry.

3:305:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

Tuesday September 24, 2013

11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with the seventh-grade English students on understanding the relationship between poetry and dance and expanding their movements and choreography to their own poems.

3:004:00 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

  •  Koresh is providing a stretching, strengthening, and movement workshop designed busy parents, teachers, and community members.  If you would like to attend, you must RSVP Jeanne Mitsko at jmitsko@iasd.cc.

7:009:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 2, 2013 

12:00–5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Utilizing a workshop format, Koresh Dance Company dancers will review and rehearse with selected IUP Dance students the dance “Wet Stones,” to be performed with Koresh during their November 7 performance.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

1:00-4:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus and
                       Zink Hall Studio Theater

Koresh dancers will present four different dance workshops for IUP and high school-age students interested in dance. IMPORTANT NOTE:  In order to attend a dance workshop, you MUST REGISTER with ArtsPath Associate Director for Arts-in-Education Services, Jeff Wacker, at jwacker@iup.edu.  This is a first-come first-served opportunity so register early!

Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio
   1:00-2:20 p.m. - Hip Hop
   2:40-4:00 p.m. - Beginning/Intermediate Modern Jazz, Koresh Style
Zink Hall Dance Studio
   1:00-2:20 p.m. - Ballet
   2:40-4:00 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Modern Jazz, Koresh Style

Monday, November 4, 2013

11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

  • Koresh dancers work with the four groups of seventh-grade English students as they review and rehearse the dance they created to the poem "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" by Tupak Shakur.

 7:00-9:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed on November 7.

Tuesday November 5, 2013

10:00-10:30 a.m. - Zink Hall Dance Studio

  • Koresh Dance Company presents "Genre's of Dance" to IUP Intro to Dance students.

11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

  • Koresh dancers work with the students in a dress rehearsal for the residency's evening culminating event.

6:30-7:30 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School Auditorium

  • Residency Culminating Program - The full Koresh Dance Company, including director Ronen Koresh, the 7th grade English students, and the IUP Dance Theater students will present a program featuring selected original student poetry with dances created from the poems by Koresh dancers and IUP dance students. The program will also feature a Koresh performance of "Through the Skin," an original dance choreographed by Ronen Koresh, and a Q&A session with Mr. Koresh and all the dancers on writing, music, dance, the stimulus of creation, and the integration of art forms.

8:00-10:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

  • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed on November 7.

 

For information on the residency activities or to RSVP for the dance masterclasses, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. This program and ArtsPath, the educational program of the Lively Arts, is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Koresh Dance

 

Outreach: Baby Wants Candy

Having lead workshops, intensives, and residency programs all over the world, including their work every year at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baby Wants Candy brings their expertise to Indiana where they will work with local high school and IUP theater students on the art of improvisation. Community members and all IUP students are also invited to audit the classes on this art form during the Sunday evening workshop.

Sunday, November 17, 2013
5:00–10:00 p.m., Cogswell Hall, Room 126 (Music Theater), IUP Campus

  • Baby Wants Candy members James Rushin (musical director) and Erica Elam (Los Angeles cast member) will work with IUP theater students on the art of improvisation. IUP students and community members interested in the art form are welcome to audit this session. If you intend to audit, please RSVP Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu.

Monday, November 18, 2013
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Indiana Area Senior High School

  • Baby Wants Candy members James Rushin and Erica Elam will work with Indiana High School students on the art of improvisation.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:00–1:00 p.m., Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Campus

  • The IUP community and greater Indiana community is invited to spend a fun-filled lunch hour as Baby Wants Candy members present a one-hour lecture/demonstration as the first of three Library Lively Arts noontime events for the 2013–2014 season. Presented through the partnership of the Lively Arts and IUP Libraries, and supported by the Mary Jane Schafer Memorial, cast members will talk about their work and take questions, as well as improv mini-skits on suggestions from the audience. Bring your lunch, questions, and ideas for an entertaining hour!

These outreach events, brought to you by the Lively Arts and ArtsPath, precede the 8:00 p.m. performance of the Baby Wants Candy full cast on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Indiana Area Senior High School.  For information on the performance, contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-2787. For information on the outreach events, or to RSVP that you wish to audit the Sunday evening workshop, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu.

Baby Wants Candy

 

Outreach: Rhythmic Circus

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Post-Show Meet and Greet Opportunity 
Time/Location: Immediately after Performance, Grand Lobby, Performing Arts Center

Members of this innovative, energetic, and highly engaging company—musicians and cast—will meet with audience members immediately after the conclusion of their exciting performance of “Feet Don't Fail Me Now.” Patrons are invited to ask questions, obtain autographs, and talk with these amazing and talented performers. Rhythmic Circus merchandise will also be available for sale.

For more information, contact the associate director for arts-in-education services, Jeff Wacker, at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

Rhythmic Circus

 

Outreach: Corey Harris

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Main Campus

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

This blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader will present an hour-long lecture/demonstration at Stapleton Library. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all invited to listen to this accomplished musician perform a few selections and talk about his music.

Corey Harris

 

Outreach: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops

Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2014; 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 126 (Music Theater), Cogswell Hall, IUP Main Campus

Special guest singers Christine Noll and Hugh Panaro are providing a free workshop for IUP and regional high school students interested in Broadway, a career in Broadway, and Broadway's role in the world of popular entertainment and employment. The session is copresented by the Festival of Women's Composers as one of their festival sessions. It will be moderated by IUP voice professor Dr. Joseph Baunoch.

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

Pittsburgh Pops: A Broadway Valentine Outreach

 

Outreach: Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Due to the touring company leaving directly after the performance for their next engagement, there will not be a post-show Q&A. However, an extensive study guide is available for individuals who wish to deepen their knowledge of musicals and, more specifically, the amazing work and details that go into blockbuster show and production like Beauty and the Beast.

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

Beauty and the Beast

 

Outreach: Ballet Hispanico

Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, 2014

The nation's leading Latino dance organization will present a masterclass on Latin Jazz dance to IUP and regional students, provide a “Latin Social Dance” for community members the evening of March 26, and be part of a post-show reception following their performance on March 27.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Latin Social Dance
7:00–8:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio (second floor), IUP Campus

  • Taught by Vanessa Valecillos and Alexander Duval, members of the Ballet Hispanico company, the Latin Social Dance workshop is for anyone who would like to learn Salsa, one of today’s most popular dances. Participants at any age and skill level can enjoy taking a turn around the dance floor as they learn from these two professional touring dancers.
  • Class size is limited to 30 individuals. Participants should wear clothing they feel comfortable moving in (nothing too restricting). Shoes should not be too gripping (thick rubber soles), as this may make it difficult to pivot, turn, and glide as the dance form requires at times. Character shoes or heels are acceptable, but not mandatory. If you would like to attend, please e-mail Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu.

Latin Jazz Masterclass
8:15-9:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio (second floor), IUP Campus

  • Ballet Hispanico dancer Marcos Rodriguez will teach an intermediate/advanced Latin Jazz class to interested dancers that will incorporate current Ballet Hispanico repertoire. This is a great opportunity to work on the style and then see it in action the next evening at their 8:00 p.m. performance in Fisher Auditorium. This session is geared to more advanced dance students actively involved in area dance schools, high school, and university dance programs.
  • Class size is limited to 25 individuals. Participants should wear form-fitting dance attire (leotard, form-fitting tops, tights, pants, or shorts are all acceptable). Jazz shoes are recommended, but participants may also be barefoot or in socks.

The classes are first-come, first-served, so early registration is encouraged. If you wish to participate, please RSVP by March 25 to Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.

These outreach events are brought to IUP and the Indiana community at no charge by ArtsPath, the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts.

Ballet Hispanico

 

Outreach: Sybarite5

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

9:40–10:40 a.m., Purchase Line High School
1:00–2:00 p.m., Penns Manor High School

This diverse and talented string quintet will provide grade 6–12 music students a program titled “Strings Rock!” In addition to performing a variety of pieces from different genres, the group will use those selections to lead a discussion of what chamber music is, and an explanation of what a career in music entails, as well as answer specific questions. 

For information, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. 

Sybarite5

 

Outreach: Grace Kelly

Thursday, April 24, 2014

12:00–1:00 p.m., Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Main Campus
The multi-talented Grace Kelly will present an hour-long lecture/demonstration for students, staff, faculty, and community members, who are invited to listen to her perform a few selections and talk about her music, background, and influences. A great opportunity to meet one of the up-and-coming stars of the jazz world.

3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 120 Cogswell Hall, IUP Main Campus
Regional music teachers and students, as well as IUP students, are invited to a workshop that will focus on basic to intermediate improvisation. In this session, Kelly also plans to spend some time on singing and talking about her songwriting and compositional process, her practice schedule, and what keeps her creatively inspired. As time allows, those in attendance who have their instruments can join her in making up a song, and she likes to share her favorite ear-training exercises. Again, a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in Jazz to learn from one of the best!

For information on either event, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. This outreach session is presented by ArtsPath, the Arts-in-Education program of the Lively Arts.

Grace Kelly

 

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