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Art Grad Student Jones Awarded Coveted Arts Residency

Department of Art graduate student Ashley Jones has won a coveted invitation to the Feminist Art Conference Artist Residency scheduled for May12–26, 2017, at Artscape Gibraltar Point in the Toronto Islands.

Posted on 11/16/2016 1:52:18 PM

Gala Tickets Still Available

There is still time to reserve your spot at the 2016 University Museum benefit gala, “A 40th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White.” The Gala will be held Friday, October 14, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Sutton Hall.

Posted on 9/30/2016 9:37:11 AM

Sculpture by IUP Art Alumnus to Be Unveiled

"Elation: In Red" is a new piece is by Jason Burgess (BFA, Art, 2001), an artist based in Lancaster, Pa. The work has been installed in the rooftop garden at the University of Pennsylvania’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

Posted on 9/19/2016 12:28:43 PM

University Museum Bancroft Exhibit Featured in National Publication

The current IUP University Museum exhibit, “Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and his Art,” is featured in an eight-page article in the September-October issue of American Art Review.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:10:47 AM

Noontime Series Q&A with American Tapestry in Cogswell Music Library

The University Libraries and Lively Arts final event of the season will present a question-and-answer session by American Tapestry on Thursday, April 14, in Cogswell Hall, Room 101 (Music Library). The event will start at noon, and admission is free.

Posted on 4/12/2016 3:02:00 PM

Community Music School Student Selected for Macy’s Parade Marching Band

The IUP Community Music School is proud to announce that one of its students, Quentin Davis, has been selected to march in New York City with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Posted on 11/16/2015 10:47:10 AM

Casting Notice for Upcoming Broadway Performance

The Lively Arts at IUP, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young African American boy, looking around four years old, for a walk-on, non-speaking role in the final moments of the Broadway hit “Ragtime” when it comes to Indiana next month.

Posted on 10/26/2015 4:23:19 PM

Cast and Musicians of Memphis Offer Up Q&A

As its final educational outreach event for the 2014–15 Ovations! series, the Lively Arts will present two Q&A sessions with cast members and musicians from the Broadway hit “Memphis the Musical” on Monday, May 4.

Posted on 4/30/2015 3:24:28 PM

IUP Community Music School Presents Spring Crimson Children’s Choir Concert

The IUP Community Music School’s Crimson Children’s Choir will present a spring concert at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana.

Posted on 4/30/2015 2:17:16 PM

Annual Chalk-on-the-Walk Wednesday

The annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest, a.k.a. “Chalk on the Walk,” will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Posted on 4/27/2015 10:31:02 AM

White Walls Art Auction at University Museum

The University Museum at IUP will host the IUP Graduate Art Association’s inaugural White Walls Art Auction on Saturday, March 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/25/2015 10:56:58 AM

Lively Arts Head Named to National Board and as Canadian Conference Delegate

Hank Knerr, executive director of the Lively Arts with IUP’s College of Fine Arts, was elected to the board of directors for the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents.

Posted on 1/11/2015 2:43:29 PM

Knerr Elected President of Pennsylvania Presenters

Hank Knerr, director of the Lively Arts at IUP, was recently elected to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2014, as president of the board of directors for Pennsylvania Presenters.

Posted on 6/30/2014 11:18:44 AM

Chalk-on-the Walk Postponed Until May 5

Due to inclement weather, the annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, and then moved to May 2, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 5.

Posted on 4/29/2014 2:35:46 PM

Postponed: Chalk-on-the Walk

Chalk-on-the-Walk has been postponed until Monday, May 5. The annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest, a.k.a. “Chalk-on-the-Walk,” is an annual student contest presented by the IUP College of Fine Arts and the IUP chapter of the National Art Education Association.

Posted on 4/21/2014 8:21:03 AM

Music Department to Receive Pipe Organ from American Guild of Organists

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 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. The two-manual and pedal, 24-rank

Posted on 1/12/2014 7:19:59 PM

Get Your Costume On for “Addams Family”

The delightfully creepy Broadway musical national touring production of “The Addams Family” arrives in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center on October 24, 2013. The first 50 audience members arriving in costume for the show will receive a bag filled with a few Halloween treats.

Posted on 10/16/2013 8:34:21 AM

Mnozil Brass Educational Outreach Set

The Vienna-based Mnozil Brass will present a Q&A-style workshop on Friday, October 18, 2013, to IUP music students, as well as invited local and regional high school music students.

Posted on 10/10/2013 2:10:20 PM

IUP Dean, Faculty Members, Alumni Brewing Up a Tempest in Pittsburgh!

College of Fine Arts Dean Michael Hood, Music faculty member David Martynuik, Dance faculty member Joan Van Dyke, adjunct Theater faculty member (and alumna) Katherine Garlick, and alumnus Chuck Beikert have joined with a talented cast and production team to help mount Unseam’d Shakespeare’s The Tempest, or

Posted on 6/25/2013 10:06:30 AM

Chalk-on-the-Walk Set for Wednesday, May 1

The annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest for IUP students, a.k.a. “Chalk-on-the-Walk,” will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Posted on 4/29/2013 1:39:38 PM

McGinnis and Derry Receive Sprout Seed Award

Department of Art faculty members Chris McGinnis and Sean Derry were recently award funding from the Sprout Fund. The Seed Award will partially fund their visual and performing arts initiative entitled Alloy Pittsburgh.

Posted on 1/18/2013 12:26:01 PM

IUP Participates in Landmark Arts Alumni Survey

IUP Fine Arts alumni will join arts alumni nationwide in sharing their life and professional stories.

Posted on 10/9/2012 10:20:20 AM

Artists Hand Gallery Opened by Theater Professor

Brian Jones, theater professor and chair of the Department of Theater and Dance, saw the grand opening of his new gallery, the Artists Hand, on Friday, July 13, 2012. The gallery in downtown Indiana will feature works by local artists and IUP faculty and students.

Posted on 7/16/2012 3:29:20 PM

Knerr to Join Pennsylvania Presenters Board of Directors

Hank Knerr, director of the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was recently invited to join the board of directors of Pennsylvania Presenters by board president Deborah Baker.

Posted on 1/19/2012 8:48:14 AM

The Low Down: Tales from the Margin

Featuring new ceramic work by seven contemporary clay artists, “The Low Down: Tales from the Margin” will open in the Kipp Gallery Annex on November 8, 2011, and run through December 9.

 

Posted on 10/26/2011 10:00:54 AM

Student Ticket Purchasing Made Simpler for Lively Arts Events

The Lively Arts has streamlined the ticket purchasing process for all of its events, including the touring Broadway performance of In the Heights this Friday, October 21, 2011. The changes were made as a response to concerns by the student body and the Student Cooperative Board.

Posted on 10/17/2011 6:51:14 PM

Surtasky and Giovanni in Upcoming 2011 Asia Tour

David Surtasky, director of production for the Lively Arts at IUP, and alumnus Greg Giovanni are both members of the international performance group Theatre Nohgaku. The troupe has been invited to perform in four Asian cities in June and July 2011.

Posted on 6/3/2011 8:38:22 AM

Bernadette Peters is First Ovations! Event

Bernadette Peters

Award-winning actor, dancer, singer, author, and humanitarian Bernadette Peters will open the inaugural season of Ovations!, IUP’s new performing arts series, on May 4, 2012, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center (originally scheduled for September 15, 2011).

Posted on 5/22/2011 10:16:13 AM

Knerr Joins Regional Arts Board

Hank Knerr, director of the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was recently invited to join the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Posted on 5/11/2011 9:23:37 AM

Lively Arts at IUP Announces 2011–2012 Season

The Lively Arts at IUP unveiled its 2011–2012 seasons on the stage of Fisher Auditorium on May 3, 2011. The event, attended by nearly 125 contributors and supporters, included announcing the events of Ovations!, IUP’s new touring performing arts series.

Posted on 5/3/2011 9:03:00 AM

Dance Theater and Mahoning Valley Ballet Collaborate on Dance Project

The Red Shoes Project, a dance collaboration presented by the IUP Dance Theater and the Mahoning Valley Ballet, will be presented April 28 and 29, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Zink Hall Dance Theater.

Posted on 4/25/2011 8:32:59 AM

Lively Arts to Announce Seasons May 3; RSVP April 29

The Lively Arts and the the College of Fine Arts will host a reception on May 3, 2011, to announce the 2011–2012 seasons.

Posted on 4/19/2011 2:39:43 PM

Chalk-on-the Walk Announced; Donations Requested

The annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest (a.k.a. Chalk-on-the-Walk) will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the Oak Grove by the campus chapter of the National Art Education Association and the College of Fine Arts.

Posted on 4/18/2011 11:21:46 AM

Annual B.F.A. Exhibit in Kipp Gallery

The Department of Art will open its annual Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition on April 19, 2011, showing art works by the students within this program as they conclude their college careers.

Posted on 4/13/2011 12:04:47 PM

James Staples to Present Retirement Recital

James Staples, professor of piano in the Department of Music, will present a free recital that will celebrate years of teaching at IUP on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Posted on 4/10/2011 8:22:12 PM

Theater-by-the-Grove Ends Season with Classic Comedy

Comedy of Errors

Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will close its 2010–2011 season with William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, opening April 14, 2011.

Posted on 4/8/2011 9:46:26 AM

New York Dance Troupe Is Final Performance Plus Event

Closing its 2010-2011 lineup of the Performance Plus series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will welcome the Ben Munisteri Dance Projects on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in Zink Hall Dance Theater. The program will feature three works, including a world preview performance wit

Posted on 3/25/2011 9:20:22 AM

Maestro Hong to Conduct Pittsburgh Symphony Concert in Fisher Auditorium

Thomas Hong, assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will serve as maestro for the PSO’s appearance on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Fisher Auditorium. The all-Beethoven program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and celebrates the tenth anniversary of a partnership between IUP and the PSO, one of the world’s

Posted on 3/24/2011 2:18:39 PM

Jazz Festival Includes Free Concert on April 3

As part of the IUP Jazz Festival, a free concert will be presented on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Posted on 3/17/2011 7:48:27 PM

Jazz Festival Concert to Feature Guest Trumpeter Marvin Stamm

The Department of Music will present the eleventh annual IUP Jazz Festival on April 2–3, 2011. As part of the festival, a concert on Saturday, April 2, will feature guest soloist Marvin Stamm on trumpet. He will perform with the IUP Jazz Band, under the direction of Keith Young, and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, under t

Posted on 3/17/2011 7:47:26 PM

Concerto Concert to Feature Student Soloists

The IUP Wind Ensemble of the Department of Music will present a Concerto Competition Finale Concert on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. as part of the  Sound Choices series. Originally scheduled for Fisher Auditorium, the concert will instead be performed in Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Joh

Posted on 3/16/2011 10:33:56 AM

Gilbert and Sullivan Characters United in Music Theater Production

Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the uniquely inspired production of Trial by Grand Jury. It will be performed March 17, 18, and 19, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and March 20, at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage. According to director Sarah Mantel, the production was assembled “With a

Posted on 3/3/2011 10:46:27 AM

Wong Doe Invited to Perform for Pittsburgh Symphony Indiana Concert

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has invited concert pianist and IUP assistant professor of piano Henry Wong Doe to perform a solo with the orchestra when it presents its concert in Indiana in March 2011. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the partnership between the PSO and Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Posted on 3/2/2011 4:41:25 PM

IUP Brass Day to Include Public Concerts

The Department of Music will host a Brass Day on Saturday, March 5, 2011, which will feature guest soloist Demondrae Thurman and the HoodleBug Brass, IUP's faculty brass quintet. In addition to special events for brass musicians, Thurman, a renowned euphonium and trombone soloist, will perform a recital at 4:0

Posted on 2/28/2011 12:57:29 PM

Two World Premieres Planned for IUP Concert

The IUP Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and University Chorale will premiere a new work by African American composer Stephen Michael Newby during a concert on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. The concert, presented in celebration of Black History Month, will be performed in Fisher Auditorium of IUP's Per

Posted on 2/18/2011 4:30:05 PM

“Inspired” Exhibit Features Art Works from Area High Schools

Inspired exhibitCurrently showing in Kipp Gallery, “Inspired” features art works by regional high school teachers and their students. The exhibition runs through March 3, 2011.

Posted on 2/16/2011 3:40:44 PM

Chopin Bicentennial Includes Art Exhibit and Recital

An exhibition of posters designed by faculty and students from Poland will open in Kipp Gallery on Tuesday, March 1, 2010. A reception for the exhibit will follow a special Chopin music program on Saturday, March 19.

Posted on 2/16/2011 3:36:56 PM

Local Student to Perform in Evidence Dance Performance

Local student Jamie Latson will join the Evidence Dance Company when they perform Wednesday evening, February 23, 2011, in Fisher Auditorium. He will perform as part of their work titled “Two Year-Old Gentleman.” The event is part of the Lively Arts ’ Performance Plus season. Jamie, age seven, is in the f

Posted on 2/16/2011 1:07:38 PM

Touring Dance Company, Evidence, to Perform in Fisher Auditorium

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the international touring troupe Evidence: A Dance Company , as part of the Performance Plus series in Fisher Auditorium, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence

Posted on 2/15/2011 1:44:36 PM

Lively Arts Announces Upcoming Educational Outreach

Continuing the twenty-year history of outreach to our students and area schools, the Lively Arts at IUP has and will offer IUP students, local school students, and the general community this semester a variety of opportunities to interact with touring professional artists.

Posted on 2/9/2011 8:38:26 AM

“The Crucible” Is Next Theater-by-the-Grove Production

Next up in Theater-by-the-Grove’s 2010–2011 season at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be the powerful drama The Crucible. Written by Arthur Miller, performances are slated for February 17–19 and 23–26, 2011.

Posted on 2/8/2011 2:36:46 PM

Lively Arts Presents Touring Artist in “Harlem Renaissance” Performance

World-renowned soprano Adrienne Danrich will perform An Evening in the Harlem Renaissance on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall. The concert is part of the Lively Arts’ Performance Plus series, which brings touring artists from around the globe to Indiana thro

Posted on 2/1/2011 11:14:50 AM

Dearing Memorial Concert Set, Choral Alumni Invited to Participate

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has announced that it will honor the memory of longtime choral professor James Dearing in a concert on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The event will feature over 125 current and past students of the IUP choral program in a grand concert befitting of a fine

Posted on 12/13/2010 2:35:21 PM

Kipp Gallery Presents Final Exhibits for 2010

The Kipp Gallery exhibition schedule for the Fall 2010 semester will finish with shows by two Master of Fine Arts students with thesis exhibits.

Posted on 12/7/2010 1:45:01 PM

Fine Arts Dean Hood Elected to National Office

Dean Michael Hood, College of Fine Arts, has been elected to a three-year term as secretary of the National Theatre Conference, an organization of professional, academic, and community leaders in the American theater.

Posted on 11/22/2010 2:25:49 PM

Holiday Classic “White Christmas” on Fisher Stage

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will swing into the holiday season with Irving Berlin’s classic family musical, White Christmas. The show opens on December 2, 2010, with performances slated for December 2-4 at 8:00 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, December 5, at 2:00 p.

Posted on 11/17/2010 12:26:02 PM

Music Department to Host World-Renowned Composer Frank Ticheli

The Department of Music will present “The Music of Frank Ticheli” on Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Ticheli as guest conductor and performances of his music by all three IUP concert bands, the IUP Chamber Singers, and the University

Posted on 11/4/2010 10:53:56 AM

Nestor Speaks on Exhibit: “elapsed”

Retiring sculpture professor and internationally recognized artist James Nestor will give a talk on Thursday, November 11, 2010, regarding his work and the current exhibition, “elapsed.” The presentation will take place at 5:00 p.m. in Sprowls Hall, Room 118-A. The exhibit is currently running in Kipp Gallery.

Posted on 11/2/2010 2:40:10 PM

Band in Review Returns to Fisher Auditorium

The IUP Marching Band, an ensemble of the Department of Music and under the direction of David Martynuik, will perform on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. The concert marks the return of the always-popular Band in Review, part of the Sound Choices series this year. It will be presented in Fisher Auditoriu

Posted on 10/28/2010 10:47:10 AM

Choral and Hymn Festival Presented by Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee

The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee and the Department of Music at IUP will host its fourth Choral and Hymn Festival on Sunday, October 31, 2010. The concert will be presented at Calvary Presbyterian Church starting at 4:00 p.m. The program also includes a prelude starting at 3:40 p.m. provided by th

Posted on 10/25/2010 8:54:10 PM

“Chekhov Lidzardbrain” Coming to IUP

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present world-traveled Pig Iron Theatre Company in its award-winning production of Chekhov Lidzardbrain for two performances as part of the Lively Arts’ ongoing Performance Plus season. Held on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Cent

Posted on 10/25/2010 10:50:13 AM

Dance Theater Presents “Sixteen Dancing Divas” Beginning October 29

Dance Theater at IUP opens its first show of the 2010–2011 season with Sixteen Dancing Divas, an exciting new take on the classic tale “Twelve Dancing Princesses” by the Brothers Grimm.

Posted on 10/18/2010 1:02:23 PM

Chorus Joined by New Piano Faculty Members in Sound Choices Concert

The IUP Chorus will perform alongside IUP’s newest piano faculty members, Henry Wong Doe and Anastasia Antonacos , on October 26, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall. The concert, IUP Chorus and Premiere Piano Concert, is part of the Department of Music and Lively Arts’   Sound Choices s

Posted on 10/15/2010 2:30:07 PM

Jazz Groups at IUP to Present Fall Concert

The IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will present their annual fall jazz concert on Saturday, November 6, 2010. It will be performed in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., and admission is free. The IUP Jazz Band, led by Keith Young, will begin the concert. Among t

Posted on 10/13/2010 6:03:31 PM

Isosceles Trio to Perform at IUP

The Department of Music will present the Isosceles Trio, featuring Heidi Lucas, horn; Richard Perry, tuba; and Lois Levanthal, piano. The group will perform a recital featuring various combinations of the three instruments on Monday, October 11, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, Room 121 in Cogswell

Posted on 10/7/2010 1:45:05 PM

IUP Bands Set for Annual Homecoming Concert

The Department of Music will present its annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The concert will feature all three IUP concert bands, a world premiere, and three music faculty members as soloists. It will be presented in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. The Symphony Ban

Posted on 10/3/2010 8:28:57 PM

Sol y Canto Latin Sextet Leads Performance Plus Season

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Sol y Canto as its opening attraction of the 2010–2011 Performance Plus series season. The Pan-Latin sextet, based in Boston, will perform on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall located on the second floor of John Sutto

Posted on 9/27/2010 9:13:32 AM

Award-Winning “Crimes of the Heart” is Season Opener for Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-the-Grove will open its 2010–2011 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart. The play opens October 7, 2010, with performances October 7–9 and 13–16 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/22/2010 1:24:09 PM

Exhibit in University Museum Celebrates Local Connections

The University Museum opens its first exhibition of the season, Beyond City Limits: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at IUP, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Posted on 9/22/2010 12:50:55 PM

Intensity Presents Percussion Concert

The Department of Music will present the Percussion Chamber Ensemble, known as Intensity, in its first concert of the season on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. The concert will be held in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall, at 8:00 p.m. The concert is free and under the direction of Michael

Posted on 9/22/2010 10:22:02 AM

Litton String Quartet Premieres September 12

The Litton String Quartet, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s new quartet-in-residence through the Department of Music , will present its premiere concert on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The concert, the first offering in this season’s Sound Choices series, will be performed in Gorell Recital Hall ,

Posted on 9/2/2010 11:11:10 AM

Plein Air Painting Workshop Scheduled for Early October

Professional artist and IUP alumnus Ron Donoughe will offer a one-day painting workshop, focusing on plein air painting, on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Posted on 8/31/2010 12:13:39 PM

Faculty Saxophone Recital Set

Music Department faculty member Keith Young will present a saxophone recital on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, starting at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be presented in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, Room 121 Cogswell Hall. Admission is free. The program will include jazz and classical selections with piano and a jazz

Posted on 8/30/2010 2:19:43 PM

Subscriptions Available for 2010–2011 Lively Arts Series

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is now offering subscriptions for its various 2010–2011 performance series. With six regular subscription options, plus the customizable Flex Pak, subscribers can save up to 20 percent off single-ticket prices. The first subscription event is scheduled for Su

Posted on 8/30/2010 1:04:13 PM

Piano Recital Includes Works by Beethoven, Ginastera, and Liszt

Pianist and IUP faculty member Henry Wong Doe will present a solo recital on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 8/30/2010 9:32:32 AM

Annual Gala Set Against a Starry Night

Starry GalaTo celebrate the opening of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibit, the Board of Directors of the University Museum will host “Starry, Starry Night: An Evening at Maxim’s” on September 24, 2010, in the Blue Room and University Museum of IUP’s John Sutton Hall.

Posted on 8/19/2010 4:18:26 PM

Lively Arts Receives Grant for Visiting Theater Project

The Lively Arts at IUP has been awarded a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to advance a project with a highly renowned theatrical troupe, Pig Iron Theatre Company of Philadelphia.

Posted on 6/28/2010 11:18:49 AM

The Lady Still Has All the Answers

Theater professor Barb Blackledge will play Ann Landers as Keystone Repertory Theater presents The Lady With All the Answers, June 17–20, 2010, in the Waller Hall Studio Theater. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended as seating is limited.

Posted on 6/8/2010 9:45:40 AM

Museum Offers Raffle for Diamond Pendant

The University Museum is offering a stunning diamond pendant as part of its 2010 fundraising initiative. Tickets will be available at summer Picnics in the Grove every Wednesday from June 2 through August 4, 2010.

Posted on 6/2/2010 2:30:57 PM

All-Hadyn Concert by Chorale, Chorus, and Orchestra

The seventy voices of the IUP Chorale and Chorus will join the University Orchestra for an All-Haydn concert on Sunday, May 2, 2010. The concert, a Sound Choices series event presented by the Department of Music , begins at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of John Sutton Hall.

Posted on 4/30/2010 9:52:19 AM

Chalk Contest 2010 Winners Announced

The annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest, a.k.a. “Chalk-on-the-Walk,” was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, with awards announced at the end of the day. The contest was organized by the campus chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), along with the College of Fine Arts . Chalk-on-the-Walk has beco

Posted on 4/29/2010 10:38:56 AM

Organ Recitals Offered by Music Department

The Department of Music, in association with the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee, will present two organ recitals. The first will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday April 30, 2010. This recital features world-renowned organist, Ann Labounsky . The second is at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, and feature

Posted on 4/29/2010 8:46:50 AM

Chalk-on-the Walk Announced, Donations Requested for Student Awards

A nineteen-year tradition will continue on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, as the campus chapter of the National Art Education Association, along with the College of Fine Arts, once again presents the Sidewalk Commentary Contest (a.k.a. Chalk-on-the-Walk).

Posted on 4/16/2010 1:20:34 PM

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Join for Finale Concert

The Department of Music will present the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band in their Spring finale concert on Saturday evening, April 17, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center. Featured performers will include the IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet. The quintet, comprised of

Posted on 4/16/2010 8:35:35 AM

Kipp Gallery Opens B.F.A. Exhibition April 22

The Department of Art will open its 2010 B.F.A. Exhibition on Thursday April 22, 2010, with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/14/2010 11:47:19 AM

Classical Comedy is Theater Season Finale

A Servant to Two MastersTheater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will close its 2009–2010 season with the comedy A Servant to Two Masters, opening April 15, 2010.

Posted on 4/7/2010 10:29:38 AM

Canuso Dance Company to Present “Wandering Alice”

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the Nichole Canuso Dance Company in Wandering Alice, a unique dance and movement work. The piece, limited to fifty audience members per performance, will be held in and around Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center. Performances are

Posted on 4/1/2010 12:09:35 PM

2010 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition opens Thursday, April 1, 2010, in Kipp Gallery, located in Sprowls Hall. The exhibit features works by undergraduate students in the Department of Art.

Posted on 3/30/2010 12:07:01 PM

Faculty Jazz Recital, April 3

The Department of Music will present six faculty members in a jazz recital on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. It will feature a selection of Jazz and popular music to be presented in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, Room 121, Cogswell Hall. Those performing include music faculty members Laura Ferguson, vocals; D

Posted on 3/30/2010 11:03:01 AM

IUP Jazz Ensembles in Concert with Chris Vadala

The Department of Music will present the IUP Jazz Ensemble and the IUP Jazz Band, under the direction of Keith Young and Nathan Santos, in a concert on Saturday, April 10, 2010. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. Guest saxophone soloist for the concert will be

Posted on 3/26/2010 1:27:21 PM

Orchestra Program Is Unique and Impressive

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and a variety of IUP faculty members and students performing in a concert that is both unique and impressive. The concert will be presented on Friday, March 26, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of

Posted on 3/23/2010 1:33:09 PM

International Exchange in Music Is Next Sound Choices Concert

The Lively Arts at IUP and Department of Music will present visiting artists Juan Hermida, cello, and Miso Ito, piano, as part of its next Sound Choices series in a concert titled “An International Exchange in Music.” They will perform alongside IUP music faculty members Therese Wacker, flute, and Linda Jenn

Posted on 3/19/2010 9:47:45 AM

Spring Dance Performance March 26–28

The Department of Theater and Dance will present IUP Dance Theater in the Spring Dance Performance March 26 and 27, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/17/2010 10:55:17 AM

Music Department Presents Benefit Concert for Music Programs in Haiti

The string program of the IUP Music Department will present a concert on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, to benefit music education programs in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of IUP’s John Sutton Hall. In addition to various

Posted on 3/16/2010 9:56:17 PM

Festival of Women Composers Presents Finale Concert

The Lively Arts at IUP, with the Department of Music , will present the Festival of Women Composers Finale Concert as part of its Sound Choices series on Saturday, March 20, 2010. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. The festival, bringing participants from across t

Posted on 3/10/2010 10:31:56 AM

Chamber Orchestra Returns for Concert on March 26

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra as part of its 2009–2010 Performance Plus season. The program, conducted by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes, will be presented on Friday, March 26, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher

Posted on 3/4/2010 2:05:15 PM

Chamber Singers Concert Cancelled

The IUP Chamber Singers concert scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2010, has been cancelled due to several members being ill.

Posted on 2/26/2010 9:10:20 AM

Chorus in Concert Features Guest Artists

The IUP Department of Music will present the IUP Chorus in a concert at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2010, in Zion Lutheran Church, located on the corner of Sixth and Church streets in Indiana. Tickets are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building and will be sold at the door starting at 6:15 p.m.

Posted on 2/25/2010 11:48:15 AM

Film Series Continues with Stories about the Iraq War

As part of the IUP Film Series—Short Shots and Fresh Frames—the film In Service will be presented on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The filmmaker, Ralph Vituccio, will be present to discuss the film. Admission is free.

Posted on 2/22/2010 11:43:04 AM

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event

The ceramics studio of the IUP Department of Art will once again present its Empty Bowls event to benefit the Indiana County food bank. This event takes place Tuesday, March 2, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the University Square Complex.

Posted on 2/22/2010 10:34:35 AM

“Sweet Charity” Opens in Fisher February 25

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will jointly present the musical comedy Sweet Charity in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center, Fisher Auditorium. Performances will be held Thursday, February 25, 2010, through Saturday, February 27, at 8:00 p.m. A matinee is a

Posted on 2/16/2010 2:14:05 PM

Alumni Conductors Return for Music Celebration

Jack Stamp, chairperson of the IUP Department of Music and director of band studies, is celebrating his twentieth year of teaching at IUP by inviting several of his former students to return to campus and guest conduct the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band in an evening of band classics. The concert, titled “

Posted on 2/2/2010 1:03:40 PM

IUP Night at Heinz Hall Set for February 19

The IUP College of Fine Arts and Department of Music are sponsoring a trip to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Heinz Hall on Friday, February 19, 2010. A bus will depart from Cogswell Hall at 5:30 p.m., arriving in time for the 8:00 p.m. concert. This trip, an annual event, is part of the ongoing partne

Posted on 1/25/2010 11:53:04 AM

Local High School Musicians Join Chestnut Brass for Sunday Concert

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania continues its 2009–2010 Performance Plus season as it presents the Chestnut Brass Company on Sunday, January 31, 2010. The concert will start at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center and includes a performance with students from th

Posted on 1/25/2010 11:27:44 AM

Contemporary Works in Wood Featured in Next Gallery Exhibit

Wood chairThe exhibit “The Far Side of Function: Contemporary Works in Wood” will be presented in Kipp Gallery from February 2 to March 5, 2010. A public opening reception will be held Tuesday, February 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the gallery, located in Sprowls Hall.

Posted on 1/20/2010 1:09:51 PM

Faculty Piano Recital by Wong Doe on Saturday

Henry Wong Doe, an assistant professor of piano with the IUP Department of Music, will perform a program of works by Bach, Ligeti, Chopin, Farr, and Mussorgsky in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of John Sutton Hall. The recital will be presented on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., and ad

Posted on 1/19/2010 10:43:01 AM

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition This Week in Kipp Gallery

The exhibit will run today through Saturday, January 23, 2010, in Kipp Gallery, located in Sprowls Hall. A reception will be held on Friday, January 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 1/18/2010 11:53:57 AM

Regional Theater Festival at IUP Responds to Haiti Crisis

As the devastating earthquakes hit Haiti, over one thousand students and faculty members from university theater programs across the region, along with dozens of professionals from around the country, were headed to Indiana and the IUP campus. Over 1,200 in number, they were on their way to the Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Posted on 1/15/2010 1:23:22 PM

IUP Theater and Dance Artists Score in Pittsburgh

Unseam’d Shakespeare Company’s professional production of Macbeth 3, directed by Dean of Fine Arts Michael Hood with choreography by Theater and Dance professor Joan Van Dyke, was selected as one of the top theater events in Pittsburgh for 2009 by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Posted on 1/13/2010 10:51:46 AM

Film Star Bill Pullman to Keynote Theater Festival at IUP

Bill PullmanActor, director, producer, and teacher Bill Pullman will keynote the upcoming Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival hosted by the IUP Department of Theater and Dance. Pullman’s address will be Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. The event is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 12/16/2009 10:07:53 AM

Final “Alice” Performance Saturday, December 19

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The final set of chapters of the performance and recitation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderful will be presented this Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11:00 a..m. at the Indiana Free Library.

Posted on 12/15/2009 10:09:19 AM

Kennedy Center Announces Festival Plays for January

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the IUP Department of Theater and Dance recently confirmed the productions that will participate in the KCACTF Region 2 festival, to be hosted at IUP, January 13–16, 2010.

Posted on 12/14/2009 11:38:05 AM

Holiday Concert in Gorell on December 13

The IUP Department of Music and The Lively Arts at IUP, as part of its Sound Choices series, will present the annual Holiday Music Festival on Sunday, December 13, 2009. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Posted on 12/9/2009 9:24:30 AM

Weekend of Four Concerts Closes Fall 2009 Semester

The Department of Music will present four unique concerts this weekend as it brings the 2009 Fall semester to a close. On Saturday, December 12, the IUP Concert Band will be joined by the the IUP Horn Ensemble. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. on the Fisher Auditorium stage, IUP Performing Arts Center. Tickets ar

Posted on 12/9/2009 9:17:29 AM

First Public Performance of “Alice” Score at Indiana Library

The IUP Department of Music and Indiana Free Library are collaborating on a three-part performance of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With an original score by Alec Wilder, the IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet will play, as Michael Hood (pictured below), dean of Fine Arts, recites and sin

Posted on 11/25/2009 11:44:03 AM

“The Merry Widow” Opens at IUP December 3

Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will open its presentation of the light-hearted musical The Merry Widow on Thursday, December 3, 2009. Performances will run December 3–5 at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center. This class

Posted on 11/19/2009 3:37:05 PM

“Porta Hedge” Coming to Oak Grove

Kipp Gallery, part of the IUP Art Department, will present a highly unique exhibit as visiting artist Justin Shull stops at IUP during his national tour with his award-winning traveling art piece, “The Porta-Hedge: Mobile Observation Lab.” The work will be on display in the Oak Grove on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shull will present a talk on December 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Delaney Hall, Room G43.

Posted on 11/12/2009 12:35:34 PM

Wind and Jazz Ensembles Share Stage Sunday in Fisher

The Department of Music will present the IUP Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble as they share the stage this Sunday, November 15, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. They will perform their annual Fall concert in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jack Stamp, will feature the wo

Posted on 11/10/2009 9:36:22 AM

HoodleBug Brass to Perform in Gorell on Tuesday, November 17

The HoodleBug Brass will present a Sound Choices series concert on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. The program is being presented by the Department of Music and College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Penns

Posted on 11/8/2009 4:39:25 PM

Reading Rebooted: Glimpsing the Future of Literature in the Digital Age

Kipp Gallery hosts Professor Kenneth Sherwood as he and his students from English class 983 curate this fully digital exhibition. The exhxibit runs November 30 through December 4, 2009, with an opening reception on Monday, November 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/5/2009 12:54:16 PM

“New Works, New Voices” Presented by Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-the-Grove, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present a collection of four new short plays titled New Works/New Voices. The show runs November 5–7 and 11–14, 2009, at 8:00 p.m and November 8 at 2:00 p.m on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/28/2009 1:53:10 PM

Great Pumpkin Carving on Thursday at Kipp Gallery

Kipp Gallery and the Graduate Art Association of the Art Department will host a pumpkin carving contest on Thursday, October, 29, 2009. It will be held in front of Sprowls Hall from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. During the contest, the exhibition by Satan’s Camaro, “Imminent and Delicious,” will also be open in Kipp Gallery.

Posted on 10/27/2009 10:54:40 AM

Faculty Trombone and Piano Recital

The Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Christian Dickinson, trombone, and James Staples, piano. The recital will be held in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall, on November 5, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on 10/23/2009 10:14:17 AM

Fine Arts Days Hosted by College of Fine Arts and Office of Admissions

In collaboration with the Office of Admissions , the College of Fine Arts will host seven Fine Arts Day events during the 2009–2010 academic year. The events provide high school and transfer students who have been accepted to IUP with the opportunity to audition or present an art portfolio for acceptance into the

Posted on 10/21/2009 11:33:04 AM

IUP Symphony Band and Jazz Band Joint Concert

The Music Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the IUP Symphony Band, under the direction of Jason Worzbyt, and the IUP Jazz Band, under the direction of Keith Young, in a joint concert. The program will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing

Posted on 10/21/2009 9:08:00 AM

Get Your Ticket for “IUP Plays Pittsburgh”

Join us Monday, November 2, 2009, at Heinz Hall for IUP Plays Pittsburgh , a musical celebration featuring a number of IUP music ensembles , including the Wind Ensemble , Opera Theater, Trombone Choir, Keystone Winds, and Marching Band . Tickets are available by calling the box office at 412-392-4900 or toll f

Posted on 10/20/2009 4:21:25 PM

Øystein Baadsvik to Headline OcTUBAfest Events

The IUP Music Department and Tuba and Euphonium Studio will host its annual OcTUBAfest October 21 through 24, 2009. This year’s line-up features world-renowned tuba soloist Øystein Baadsvik of Norway as a featured guest artist. OcTUBAfest is a national event started by Harvey Phillips at Indiana University to fe

Posted on 10/16/2009 1:37:59 PM

“The Collector of Beauty” Presented by IUP Dance Theater

Dance Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a new work titled The Collector of Beauty. This theatrical dance piece features an original score by Derek Cooper and choreography by Holly Boda-Sutton. The performances run October 23–24, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. and October 25, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in the Zink Hall Dance Theater.

Posted on 10/14/2009 10:26:44 AM

Reminder: “IUP Plays Pittsburgh” Tickets Available

As a reminder, tickets are now available for IUP Plays Pittsburgh , to be held Monday, November 2, 2009, at Heinz Hall. This musical celebration will feature a number of IUP music ensembles , including the Wind Ensemble , Opera Theater, Trombone Choir, Keystone Winds, and Marching Band . Also featured will

Posted on 10/5/2009 11:08:30 AM

Annual Homecoming Concert Features American and British Music for Brass

The IUP Bands will kick off the Sound Choices series, presented by The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and produced by the Department of Music , with the Annual Homecoming Concert. The performance, featuring the IUP Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Wind Ensemble, will be presented on Sunday, Oc

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:12:32 PM

Jones-Maruri Duo Performs October 8

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the Jones-Maruri Duo as part of the Performance Plus series in Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall, on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Since joining forces in 1990, Michael Kevin Jones, cello, and Agustin Maruri, guitar, have played

Posted on 9/29/2009 11:26:44 AM

Helwig Artist Marvin Hamlisch Is Third in Grand-Slam List

The Lively Arts at IUP will present the 2009–2010 Helwig Distinguished Artist, Marvin Hamlisch, in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center, October 5, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Hamlisch is one of only eight living artists in the world to win entertainment’s “grand slam”—an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award.

Posted on 9/22/2009 11:58:49 AM

Comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” is Season Opener for Theater-by-the-Grove

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, opens this year’s season with a production of the comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, on October 1–3 and 7–10, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on October 4, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/22/2009 9:06:53 AM

Tickets on Sale Monday, September 14, for Two Major Performance Events

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 14, 2009, for IUP Plays Pittsburgh, scheduled for November 2, 2009, at Heinz Hall and for Helwig Distinguished Artist Marvin Hamlisch, slated for October 5, 2009, in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is proud to present a musical

Posted on 9/10/2009 8:36:36 AM

Lively Arts Brochure Available Now On Line

The Lively Arts brochure is being printed and labeled this week and should be in mailboxes soon. However, if you would like to see it and get a head start on getting your order in, you can download the brochure and the order forms now. We are once again offering five great performances, including internationa

Posted on 8/18/2009 10:23:14 AM

College of Fine Arts Programs Praised in Princeton Review

IUP has been named to the Princeton Review's 2010 “Best in the Northeast,” and departments and programs within the  College of Fine Arts have been mentioned very favorably. As noted in an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review , the IUP Music Department was lauded as one the school’s “greatest strengths.” The

Posted on 8/3/2009 10:30:47 AM

Lively Arts Names Marvin Hamlisch as the 2009-2010 Helwig Distinguished Artist

The  Lively Arts  at IUP is proud to announce that award-winning composer, arranger, and conductor Marvin Hamlisch will perform October 5, 2009, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center. This will mark the seventeenth  Helwig Distinguished Artist Award recipient since the honor was created in 1987 by

Posted on 7/20/2009 1:35:12 PM

The Lively Arts at IUP Receives Grants from PennPAT

The Lively Arts at IUP , a program of the College of Fine Arts, was recently awarded two grants for projects slated for the 2009–2010 Performance Plus season by Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT). The awards total $34,951, supporting residency activity and performances by the Chestnut Brass Company

Posted on 7/6/2009 9:55:45 AM

Announcing 2009–2010 Theater, Music Theater, and Dance Season

We are pleased to announce the following productions that will be presented as part of The Lively Arts season. These productions will be produced by Theater-by-the-Grove, Music Theater, and Dance Theater of the Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music,   College of Fine Arts. Information o

Posted on 6/17/2009 9:27:19 AM

Knerr Named Pennsylvania Presenter of the Year

Hank Knerr, director of public events for the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was recently awarded the first Presenter of the Year Award by Pennsylvania Presenters.

Posted on 6/1/2009 8:40:35 AM

Fine Arts Dean Directing “Macbeth 3”

College of Fine Arts Dean Michael Hood is directing an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, running June 4–20, 2009, at the Open Stage in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 5/28/2009 3:47:39 PM

Surtasky and Giovanni in Upcoming European Theater Tour

David Surtasky, technical director for the College of Fine Arts, and alumnus Greg Giovanni are both members of the international performance group Theatre Nohgaku, which has been invited to perform in four European cities this fall.

Posted on 5/19/2009 10:29:14 AM

Knerr Is State Spring Arts Conference Chair

Hank Knerr, director of Public Events for the College of Fine Arts and director of ArtsPath, is serving as the chairperson for this year’s Pennsylvania Spring Arts Conference, bringing arts leaders from across the state to Pittsburgh May 27–29, 2009, for workshops, performances, and other events.

Posted on 5/13/2009 8:46:49 AM

IUP Symphony Orchestra Performs Tuesday, April 21

The Lively Arts and Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the IUP Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.. The concert is the final performance of The Lively Arts’ Sound Choices series and will be presented in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of

Posted on 4/17/2009 2:03:45 PM

Theater Season Finale Is Award-winning Comedy “Boys’ Life”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater-by-the-Grove will present the stinging comedy Boys’ Life opening Thursday, April 16, 2009. The last production of the 2008–09 season, the play runs April 16–18 and 22–25 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m. in Waller Hall of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/7/2009 2:25:09 PM

World Premiere Dance Work in Fisher April 7

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Miro Dance Theatre in the world premiere of “Spooky Action.” Offered as the finale to this year’s Performance Plus season, the contemporary dance work will be performed on Tuesday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/1/2009 10:10:02 AM

IUP Jazz Festival April 18

The Department of Music and The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host the tenth annual IUP Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2009 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The festival will be held in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center. The IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble will host

Posted on 4/1/2009 9:53:44 AM

IUP Sends Reps to View Progress of “Spooky Action” World Premiere

On Thursday, March 19, four representatives from IUP attended an open studio in Philadelphia to see Miro Dance Theater and their progress on “Spooky Action.” The open studio was held on the campus of Girard College, where Miro serves as dance company in residence.

Posted on 3/25/2009 10:24:36 AM

Keystone Chamber Winds Features Grammy-Winning Composer

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Keystone Chamber Winds in a Sound Choices series event. The concert, produced by the IUP Department of Music , will be performed on Wednesday, April 1, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. The Keystone Chamber

Posted on 3/25/2009 9:24:46 AM

Dean Hood Nominated for Male Civic Leader Award

Michael Hood, dean of the College of Fine Arts, has been nominated by Indiana Rotary for the 2009 Male Civic Leader of the Year Award.

Posted on 3/19/2009 3:50:13 PM

Kipp Gallery to Open Exhibit by Lee Renninger

The IUP Art Department’s Kipp Gallery will open an exhibit March 10 of works by artist Lee Renninger, titled “Slipstich.”

Posted on 3/2/2009 12:30:23 PM

“Made in America” Concert Sunday

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present “Made in America,” a concert featuring the work of some of America’s foremost composers. The program as part of the premiere season of the Sound Choices series and will be presented on Sunday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 2/16/2009 1:18:11 PM

Kipp Gallery Opens Exhibit February 3

Kipp Gallery presents “Supernovaasteroidcometsun and Other Natural Wonders” exhibit—recent paintings by Clayton Merrell, February 3–17

Posted on 2/3/2009 11:51:57 AM

IUP Night at Heinz Hall on February 20

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra IUP Night at Heinz Hall, hosted by the Department of Music and College of Fine Arts , at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on Friday, February 20 Program Manfred Honeck, conductor Carmina Burana by Carl Orff Mojca Erdmann, soprano Christopher Pfund, tenor Hugh Russell, bar

Posted on 1/27/2009 1:42:32 PM

“Indiana County: The Opera”—A One-Performance-Only Extravaganza

The Lively Arts presents a musical, theatrical, video performance spectacle with world-traveled Squonk Opera in Indiana County: The Opera on Friday, January 30, at 8 p.m. This family event includes the work of nearly 200 Indiana area contributors to this one-of-a-kind one-performance community event.

Posted on 1/13/2009 1:48:07 PM

Holiday Music Festival December 7

The premiere season of Sound Choices, presented by the Department of Music and The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, continues Sunday, December 7, with the Holiday Music Festival. The family concert begins at 3 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall. The c

Posted on 11/26/2008 12:57:31 PM

“The Consul” Opens December 3

Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera The Consul . Directed by Sarah Mantel, The Consul will be showing four nights from Wednesday December 3, through Saturday, December, 6, at 7:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage. This music drama c

Posted on 11/26/2008 12:34:58 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Pittsburgh Camerata Join for All-Vivaldi Program

The Lively Arts at IUP will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Camerata. This all-Vivaldi program, including the popular choral work “Gloria,” will be held on Friday, November 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/6/2008 10:56:35 AM

Jazz Concerts Scheduled for November 8-9, 2008

The Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and IUP Alumni Jazz Band will present concerts November 8 and 9, 2008, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/30/2008 10:59:36 AM

IUP Plays Pittsburgh

On Monday, November 10, in the majestic atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, enjoy a dessert reception before a performance by IUP’s highly acclaimed music ensembles.

Posted on 10/24/2008 4:29:19 PM

Lively Arts Presents Universes in “Live from the Edge” on October 29, 2008

The Lively Arts at IUP presents the group Universes in Live From the Edge on October 29, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. in the IUP Hadley Union Building Ohio Room.

Posted on 10/23/2008 3:12:04 PM

Alastair Noble: Talk and Exhibit

English sculptor Alastair Noble will present a talk at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, in Sprowls Hall, Room 301, in conjunction with his installation currently being exhibited in Kipp Gallery.

Posted on 10/21/2008 12:13:37 PM

Graduate Art Exhibition

Annual juried exhibition by graduate students from the Department of Art

Posted on 8/26/2008 2:11:33 PM

Reacting...

Selections from the University Museum collection and works from regional contemporary artists reflect on issues of their times.

Posted on 8/26/2008 2:09:58 PM

The Lost World of Sea Creatures and Meat Eaters

Fossils and geological specimens from the Michael and Barbara Sincak Natural History Collection at IUP

Posted on 8/26/2008 2:07:57 PM

Indiana Bones: An Evening at the Explorers Club

This annual gala event includes a reception and exhibition preview in the University Museum followed by dinner and entertainment in the Blue Room.

Posted on 8/26/2008 2:04:01 PM

Boys' Life

Boys’ Life is a bitingly funny post-modern comedy of manners, which follows three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city—and with various women of their acquaintance.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:50:36 PM

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

In a one-night-only performance, this unique production takes on a different beat as the two groups explore the music and dance of different cultures and genres.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:48:31 PM

Anything Goes

Through a twisted set of scenarios, confused identities, mis-matched lovers, and super-sized characters, this fast-paced farce of a musical sets sail on a path of true hijinks and adventure.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:46:29 PM

The Consul: A Musical Drama

The Consul brilliantly illustrates the desire of Everyman/Everywoman to live freely, to speak openly, to defy oppression, and to cry out against injustice.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:44:32 PM

Picnic

The luxury of beauty—its advantages and its consequences—are a few of the conflicts that take hold in this popular, Pulitzer Prize winning story by William Inge.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:42:29 PM

Babes in Toyland

Based on the musical, IUP Dance Theater, with guests Mahoning Valley Ballet, brings Mother Goose Village to life.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:39:12 PM

Violet Sharp

Winner of the 2006 Julie Harris Playwright Award, Violet Sharp is about a twenty-seven-year-old domestic servant of Charles Lindbergh’s family that is suspected of kidnapping the Lindbergh's infant son.

Posted on 7/31/2008 6:36:35 PM

Simon Shaheen Quartet

Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation.

Posted on 7/23/2008 3:23:53 PM

Performing Arts Center Progressing for Planned September Opening

Construction is progressing on the IUP Performing Arts Center. Completion is expected in August, with doors officially opening during a dedication celebration on September 18.

Posted on 6/11/2008 2:32:48 PM

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