The end of the semester is always a busy time for the IUP Community Music School with recitals and concerts, and this semester is no exception. Over the next few weeks the following three recitals will be taking place.

Cynthia HayhurstThe first recital takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in DiCicco Hall (Room 121) of Cogswell Hall and is presented by IUPCMS flute instructor Cynthia Hayhurst as a joint recital with fellow flutist Alyssa Brandle. The recital is fulfilling the requirements for a BSEd in music education for both students.

Cynthia will be playing Poem by Charles Griffes and Arca Sacra by Cynthia Folio. Alyssa will perform Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover and Movement 1, Tendre, and Movement 3, Clair, of the Sonatine pour Flute et Piano by Darious Milhoud. Together they will be joined by Gabrianne Miller for the London Trio No. 1 by Joseph Hayden.

Cynthia hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she began playing flute at age nine and was involved in as many music activities as possible. After graduating from Baldwin High School, she began attending IUP, where she studies with Therese Wacker during the school year and with Wendy Kumer in Pittsburgh over the breaks.

The recital is free and open to the public, and will also be livestreamed.

Spring 2019 Recital ParticipantsThe next recital is the first of two that features students currently taking private lessons in the IUPCMS. It takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall, and will have students participating on piano, clarinet, flute, voice, and drumset. IUPCMS instructors with students participating are Cynthia Hayhurst, flute; Katie Kohlenburg, clarinet; Holly Lighter, Janet Littrell, John Makara, and Teryl Rice, piano; Paxton Mentnech, percussion; and Vanessa Salisbury and Crystal Shellhammer, voice.

The second student recital is the following weekend on Sunday, May 8, also at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. This recital features the piano and voice students of Holly Lightner, John Makara, Vanessa Salisbury, and Crystal Shellhammer.

Both student recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the IUP Community Music School at 724-357-4565 or by email at