Music in the Orendorff Commons is a series of informal concerts held in the Commons of the Harold S. Orendorff Music Library.

The Music Library occupies a part of the space that used to be the Orendorff Auditorium, so it is appropriate that there be occasional music events held in the same space. These events have emphasized the music and musicians of Pennsylvania. In 2017, this program became a collaboration with the Lively Arts at IUP.

The events in the Music in the Orendorff Commons series are shown below:

2016: American Tapestry, Traditional American Songs, April 14, 2016 at 12:00 noon

2015: Grist for the Mill Back-porch swing music, April 17, 2015, 7:00 pm

2014: Joe's Legacy: Traditional Music of Western Pennsylvania, April 11, 2014, 7:00 pm

2013: Bob Berkman and the Amazing Pianola (held in Gorell Recital Hall) April 13, 2013, 8:00 pm

2012: Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers, Northern Appalachian Pa. Music, March 23, 2012, 8:00 pm

2011: Brent and Crista Buswell, Virtuoso Accordion Music, Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:00 pm

2010: Finn Hall Band, March 21, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

2009: The Folkemer Family Band, Traditional Songs in Pennsylvania

2008: The Keystone Rebels, Traditional Pennsylvania fiddle music

2007: The Aran Band, Irish music from Johstown, Pennsylvania