Our educational outreach program is called ArtsPath. ArtsPath is a regional arts-in-education program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is one of 13 throughout the state funded by the PCA.
In addition to professional artist residencies in schools, ArtsPath also serves to advance workshop, master classes, and other outreach in connection with the Ovations! series, IUP’s premier touring performing artist series. Through this work, ArtsPath reaches over 5,000 area elementary and secondary students each year, plus thousands of IUP students and other community members.
Organized in partnership with the Indiana Arts Council, a wide variety of outreach in conjunction with Ovations! events will offered with details added as they are finalized. If you would like to participate in any of these activities or have any questions, please contact Jeff Wacker, associate director for arts-in-education services, by calling 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 30, 2013
12:30-1:30 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd floor Sutton Hall
For information, contact Jeff Wacker at email@example.com, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787,
Internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann, from Switzerland, and Keisuke Nakagoshi, from Japan, will provide a one-hour outreach session on the piano and piano repertoire. Details on time and location will be released as soon as they are available. The duet will be doing a one-hour master class, open to the public, with four to six IUP piano majors. Admission is free and would be of special interest to area music teachers and pianists.
Date: October 18, 2013Time: 3:00 p.m.Location: Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor, Sutton Hall, IUP Main Campus
This unique group of seven brass musicians from Vienna will present a Q&A-style workshop that is open to students from local/regional high schools, teachers, and IUP students. Student brass players at IUP have the opportunity to submit questions via a GoogleDoc to Dr. Zach Collins, tuba/euphonium professor at IUP, and of course anyone present may also “pick the brains” of these wild, zany, and extremely talented and accomplished brass players as the group celebrates 20 years. The session will be moderated by IUP Music History professor Dr. Matt Baumer.
For more information, contact Jeff Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.
This educational outreach opportunity is made possible through ArtsPath, the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts, and its many partners, including the Student Co-op, EITC contributors, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Thursday, October 24, 2013Post-Show, Mezzanine Lobby, Fisher Auditorium
We are pleased to announce that a post-show Q&A for IUP and regional high school students interested in theater is now firm and will take place after the show in the Mezzanine Lobby found on the second floor of Fisher Auditorium.
There are six actors scheduled to talk with students and answer any questions they might have regarding a theater career, education, etc. The actors participating are as follows:
In addition, the company manager, Deborah Barrigan, will also be present to help field questions from students who have an interest in the technical theater and musical theater production.
For information, contact Jeff Wacker at email@example.com, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.
On each of their two visits to Indiana—September and November—this renowned dance company will be working with English students from Indiana Junior High School in a residency format to discuss dance interpretation of writing. The students will choreograph
their own dance to Tupak Shakur’s poem “The Rose That Grew From Concrete,” and then perform it in November. During the September residency, Koresh will also provide an after-school stretching, strengthening, and movement class for parents, teachers,
and community members, and will work with IUP students and members of IUP Dance Theater in both September and November. A full look at the residency is below.
12:30–4:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
11:15 a.m.–2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School
3:30–5:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
3:00–4:00 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School
7:00–9:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
12:00–5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
1:00-4:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus and Zink Hall Studio Theater
Koresh dancers will present four different dance workshops for IUP and high school-age students interested in dance. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to attend a dance workshop, you MUST REGISTER with ArtsPath Associate Director for Arts-in-Education
Services, Jeff Wacker, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a first-come first-served opportunity so register early!
Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio 1:00-2:20 p.m. - Hip Hop 2:40-4:00 p.m. - Beginning/Intermediate Modern Jazz, Koresh Style Zink Hall Dance Studio 1:00-2:20 p.m. - Ballet 2:40-4:00 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced
Modern Jazz, Koresh Style
7:00-9:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
10:00-10:30 a.m. - Zink Hall Dance Studio
Indiana Area Junior High School Auditorium
8:00-10:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus
For information on the residency activities or to RSVP for the dance masterclasses, contact Jeff Wacker at email@example.com, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. This program and ArtsPath, the educational program of the Lively Arts, is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Having lead workshops, intensives, and residency programs all over the world, including their work every year at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baby Wants Candy brings their expertise to Indiana where they will work with local high school and IUP theater students on the art of improvisation. Community members and all IUP students are also invited to audit the classes on this art form during the Sunday evening workshop.
Sunday, November 17, 20135:00–10:00 p.m., Cogswell Hall, Room 126 (Music Theater), IUP Campus
Monday, November 18, 20138:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Indiana Area Senior High School
Tuesday, November 19, 201312:00–1:00 p.m., Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Campus
These outreach events, brought to you by the Lively Arts and ArtsPath, precede the 8:00 p.m. performance of the Baby Wants Candy full cast on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Indiana Area Senior High School. For information on the performance, contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-2787. For information on the outreach events, or to RSVP that you wish to audit the Sunday evening workshop, contact Jeff Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Post-Show Meet and Greet Opportunity Time/Location: Immediately after Performance, Grand Lobby, Performing Arts Center
Members of this innovative, energetic, and highly engaging company—musicians and cast—will meet with audience members immediately after the conclusion of their exciting performance of “Feet Don't Fail Me Now.” Patrons are invited to ask questions, obtain autographs, and talk with these amazing and talented performers. Rhythmic Circus merchandise will also be available for sale.
For more information, contact the associate director for arts-in-education services, Jeff Wacker, at email@example.com, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Main Campus
For information, contact Jeff Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.
This blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader will present an hour-long lecture/demonstration at Stapleton Library. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all invited to listen to this accomplished musician perform a few selections and talk about his music.
Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2014; 4:00 p.m.Location: Room 126 (Music Theater), Cogswell Hall, IUP Main Campus
Special guest singers Christine Noll and Hugh Panaro are providing a free workshop for IUP and regional high school students interested in Broadway, a career in Broadway, and Broadway's role in the world of popular entertainment and employment. The session is copresented by the Festival of Women's Composers as one of their festival sessions. It will be moderated by IUP voice professor Dr. Joseph Baunoch.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Due to the touring company leaving directly after the performance for their next engagement, there will not be a post-show Q&A. However, an extensive study guide is available for individuals who wish to deepen their knowledge of musicals and, more specifically, the amazing work and details that go into blockbuster show and production like Beauty and the Beast.
Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, 2014
The nation's leading Latino dance organization will present a
masterclass on Latin Jazz dance to IUP and regional students, provide a
“Latin Social Dance” for community members the evening of March 26, and
be part of a post-show reception following their performance on March
Wednesday, March 26, 2014Latin Social Dance7:00–8:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio (second floor), IUP Campus
Latin Jazz Masterclass8:15-9:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio (second floor), IUP Campus
The classes are first-come, first-served, so early registration is encouraged. If you wish to participate, please RSVP by March 25 to Jeff Wacker at email@example.com, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787.
These outreach events are brought to IUP and the Indiana community at no charge by ArtsPath, the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9:40–10:40 a.m., Purchase Line High School1:00–2:00 p.m., Penns Manor High School
This diverse and talented string quintet will provide grade 6–12 music students a program titled “Strings Rock!” In addition to performing a variety of pieces from different genres, the group will use those selections to lead a discussion of what chamber music is, and an explanation of what a career in music entails, as well as answer specific questions.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00–1:00 p.m., Stapleton Library Commons, IUP Main CampusThe multi-talented Grace Kelly will present an hour-long lecture/demonstration for students, staff, faculty, and community members, who are invited to listen to her perform a few selections and talk about her music, background, and influences. A great opportunity to meet one of the up-and-coming stars of the jazz world.
3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 120 Cogswell Hall, IUP Main CampusRegional music teachers and students, as well as IUP students, are invited to a workshop that will focus on basic to intermediate improvisation. In this session, Kelly also plans to spend some time on singing and talking about her songwriting and compositional process, her practice schedule, and what keeps her creatively inspired. As time allows, those in attendance who have their instruments can join her in making up a song, and she likes to share her favorite ear-training exercises. Again, a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in Jazz to learn from one of the best!
For information on either event, contact Jeff Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. This outreach session is presented by ArtsPath, the Arts-in-Education program of the Lively Arts.