Ovations! Outreach Opportunities

Listed below are the exciting educational opportunities available for each of the Ovations! series events. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available, so check back often. If you have questions on any, please contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu or 724-357-2787 (ARTS).

Show/Artist: Jose Franch-Ballester

  • Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
  • Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  • Location: Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall, IUP Main Campus

Outreach: Jose will work with three IUP clarinet majors in a master-class format. The class takes place during the weekly area time set aside for the woodwinds and will be attended by IUP woodwind players of all instruments. Jose will also talk briefly about his background and career path as a professional musician and soloist, and will facilitate a Q&A session at the end of the class.

Available to: All IUP woodwind players. High school players, primarily clarinet but others such as saxophone, will also benefit.

Teachers who wish to bring students, or individuals who would like to attend, should contact:

Dr. Keith Young, professor, Saxophone Studies, Woodwinds Department chair: kyoung@iup.edu or 724-357-2069

Jeff Wacker, associate director, Arts-in-Education, Lively Arts/ArtsPath: jwacker@iup.edu or 724-357-2787 (ARTS)

Show/Artist: In The Heights

  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
  • Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. (could change to 3:45)
  • Location: Large rehearsal studio, second floor, Performing Arts Center, IUP Main Campus

Outreach: We are working on finalizing the content for this workshop, which will be either breaking down and exploring Latin rhythms and dance with a focus towards non-dancers, or dancing performer without experience in that style, or the do's and don'ts of auditions. The workshop will be facilitated by two cast members.

Available to: College-age theater and dance students, high-school-age theater and drama students, dancers from local and regional dance studios

Teachers who wish to bring students, or individuals who would like to attend, should contact:

Jeff Wacker, associate director, Arts-in-Education, Lively Arts/ArtsPath: jwacker@iup.edu or 724-357-2787 (ARTS)

Show/Artist: Mystical Arts of Tibet

  • Date: October 24-31, 2011
  • Time: See schedule below
  • Location: Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building (HUB), IUP Main Campus

Outreach: The Lively Arts is partnering with Dr. Stuart Chandler, chair, Department of Religious Studies at IUP, and the Indiana Arts Council in presenting eight days of outreach activities for the entire campus and Indiana region. Over eight days, the monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet will create a highly intricate spiritual mandala. The variety of activities available include observation of the monks as they construct the mandala, hearing short talks and lectures by the monks and Dr. Chandler, working on a separate community mandala or individual manadalas, making a peace flag to be hung from the ceiling of the Ohio Room, working on a mandala puzzle, or coloring in a mandala book.

Outreach Available To: Community members and all public, private, and IUP students


Monday, October 24

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Opening presentation (music and chanting)

1:30-6:15 p.m. — Mandala construction begins

6:00-7:15 p.m. — Six O'Clock Series: “The Mystical Arts of Tibet”

Tuesday, October 25 - Friday, October 28

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. — Mandala construction

Saturday, October 29

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. — Mandala construction

8:00-10:00 p.m. — “Sacred Song, Sacred Dance” performance (ticketed event, Fisher Auditorium)

Sunday, October 30

12:00-6:00 p.m. — Mandala construction

Monday, October 31

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Mandala construction

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Viewing of completed mandala

12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. — Closing presentation (music, chanting, sweeping up of the mandala)

Individuals who wish to attend may come at any time. Teachers who would like to bring a group of students are asked to call or e-mail the Indiana Arts Council at 724-465-2787 or indianaartscouncil@verizon.net.

Show/Artist: Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

  • Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
  • Time: TBD — tentative for mid- to late afternoon of November 8
  • Location: Room TBD in either Performing Arts Center or Cogswell Hall

Outreach: High school percussionists and their directors will be led in a hands-on workshop by members of Yamato and assisted by IUP percussion students using many of the traditional Japanese drums. Students will quickly learn how to play each of the instruments and how each is used in the various aspects of Japanese culture, culminating in playing them as an ensemble.

Outreach Available To: High school percussionists and directors, IUP percussion students

Secondary music teachers who wish to bring percussion students should contact:

Dr. Michael Kingan, associate professor of Music, Percussion: mkingan@iup.edu or 724-357-2897

Jeff Wacker, associate director, Arts-in-Education, Lively Arts/ArtsPath: jwacker@iup.edu or 724-357-2787 (ARTS)

Show/Artist: Eileen Ivers

  • Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2011
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Stapleton Library, IUP Main Campus

Outreach: As part of the Leonard A. and Mary Jane Schafer Foundation Lecture, Eileen will perform several traditional Celtic pieces, and Music Librarian Carl Rahkonen will share information about the music, its history, and its relationship to Irish culture. Those attending will be invited to ask questions and meet with Ms. Ivers following this informal performance. They will also be given information about the December concert and special discount coupons for that performance. This opportunity is hosted by Dean of Libraries Luis Gonzalez and Music Librarian Carl Rahkonen.

Outreach Available To: Members of the greater Indiana community; IUP students, faculty, and staff

For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.