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Bringing New Zealand Composers to the World

Music professor Henry Wong Doe has premiered compositions from New Zealand, his native country, around the world. His latest project, Perspectives, commissioned six New Zealand composers to write short piano pieces reflecting their experiences through the pandemic.

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theatre Premiere New Musical by IUP Alumnus and Writing Partner

Spring means romance is in the air. IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove in co-production with Music Theater will present a new musical written by IUP alumnus Joe York (2012) and his writing partner Hali Alspach opening March 29 at 7:30 in Waller Hall’s main theater.

Tibetan Monks Return to Campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania from March 21 until March 25. During this time, they will present a variety of events that will be open to both the campus and the community. Most of the events are free of charge.

IUP to Present “Nine Days in the Sun,” Exploring Shifting the Racial Balance, Social Order

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater-By-The-Grove will present Mark Clayton Southers’ “Nine Days in the Sun” at IUP. This initiative begins Theater-By-The-Grove’s association with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, where Southers is the founding artistic director. The play explores a world where dark skin is the desired tone, so the racial balance is shifted and the social order in America is turned upside down.

Crimson Youth Choir Presents Winter Concert

The Crimson Youth Choir will present a semester-ending, cabaret-style winter concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall on the IUP main campus. 

IUP Lively Arts Opens Season with Inspirational Guest Speaker and his Dog

IUP Lively Arts announces its 2022–23 season by opening with Lively Arts & Ideas inspirational guest speaker and ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard, and his dog.

Original Amish-Themed Ballet to Premiere at IUP

“Ordnung,” an Amish ballet, is an original ballet by Joan Van Dyke, with devised performance co-directed by Richard Kemp.

Newly Formed Herbert Street Piano Trio to Present Concert

The Herbert Street Trio will present a recital of piano trio music on Tuesday, October 11, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall. The program will feature works by British composers Charles Villiers Stanford, John Ireland, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

Music Theater Presents High-Flying Production of Comic Opera "The Elixir of Love"

IUP’s Music Theater will present the comic opera "The Elixir of Love" on October 13–14 in Fisher Auditorium. The opera will be sung in Italian with English dialogue and projected English supertitles. 

Internationally Acclaimed Artists in Residence at IUP

The Department of Music and College of Arts and Humanities at IUP are proud to announce a week-long residency of two internationally acclaimed artists: conductor Leonard Slatkin, and composer Cindy McTee. Thanks to the generosity of the Dr. Edward R. Sims Distinguished Artists fund, these two artists will be giving lectures, rehearsals, and performances with IUP students and faculty from September 26 through September 29.

Summer Band Concert in the Oak Grove

The 75-piece University Band of the IUP Community Music School and IUP Music Department will present a free concert in the Grove on the Fisher Auditorium outdoor patio at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The program will feature marches, patriotic music, and other outdoor band favorites. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music of a full band concert outdoors!

IUP Community Music School Summer Semester

The IUP Community Music School summer session is in full swing with over 60 students taking private lessons, and with a planned summer band concert in the Grove during July. There is still plenty of time to participate in both lessons and to dust off your instrument and play in the band!

University Band Debut Performance

The newest music ensemble at IUP, University Band, will present their debut performance as part of a combined concert with the IUP Music Department's Symphony Band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in Fisher Auditorium. The University Band combines the resources of the IUP Music Department and IUP Community Music School into a unique combination of non-music major IUP students, IUP music majors on their secondary instruments, and community members.

IUP Community Music School End-of-Year Recitals

The IUP Community Music School will be presenting three recitals as the semester begins to draw to a close—one by IUPCMS flute instructor Cynthia Hayhurst and two by nearly 35 current students taking private lessons in the IUPCMS.

Department of Music Presents Two Recitals Following Residency of Acclaimed Opera Conductor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s voice, choral, and piano faculty will join forces to showcase their talent with two free evenings of music—operatic music on April 1 and art songs on April 2. Both performances begin at 8:00 p.m. and take place in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

March Instructor Recital - IUP Community Music School

Teryl Austin Rice, a Teaching Apprentice in the IUP Community Music School who recently returned from a semester abroad in Croatia, will present his senior piano recital on Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP main campus.

“Carousel,” Presented by Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theatre

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater join forces to present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical “Carousel.”

Spectacular “A Journey to the Land of Sweets” to Kick Off Holiday Season

IUP's Dance Theater joins forces with Mahoning Valley Ballet to present highlights from “The Nutcracker”—perfect for families with young children.

Theater-by-the-Grove Opens Fall 2021 with Premiere of Comedy

IUP's Theater-by-the-Grove will premiere a new play by Pittsburgh-based playwright, T.J. Young.

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater Present Virtual Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present the musical Ordinary Days. Directed by Rob Gretta and music directed by Oliver Lo, the recorded performances will be streamed virtually on April 22–25, 2021.

University Museum at IUP Returns to Artists Hand Gallery in April

The University Museum will present an exhibition at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana beginning April 6 with art works from the museum’s collection which will be for sale.

Art and Design Faculty Featured in University Museum Triennial 2021

The University Museum at IUP presents the IUP Art and Design Faculty Triennial 2021, scheduled to open Friday, April 2. This exhibition will also feature a project by the Sculpture Support System, a collaborative effort of faculty members Sharon Massey and Sean Derry and students studying three-dimensional art.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion Takes the Stage for One Final Performance

Collaborating one final time, the IUP Dance Theater Company and the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy,” under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, on March 27 online and in Fisher Auditorium, located in the Performing Arts Center.

Theater-by-the-Grove Offers Virtual Performances for Spring 2021

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove will continue its 2020–21 season with four virtual presentations of Topher Payne’s 2013 play Perfect Arrangement on March 5, 7, 11, and 13, including a Sunday matinee. Tickets will be available for purchase for live-streaming only. 

University Museum Presents “Ned Wert: A Retrospective”

The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is proud to present an exhibition featuring paintings by IUP professor emeritus, Ned Wert. This exhibition represents an outstanding 60-plus-year career as an artist, mentor, and educator.