Sound Choices

  • Sound Choices presents “the best of the best,” highlighting IUP’s Music Department faculty, students, alumni, and honored guests in a specially selected and exceptional lineup of concerts and recitals.

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  • IUP Faculty Chamber Music Recital

    Thursday, March 21, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

    Intimate in nature, chamber music has been described as “the music of friends.” Join us, friends, in the intimate setting of Gorell Hall for this program featuring Brahms’ “Clarinet Trio,” Lowell Liebermann’s “Trio for Flute, Piano, and Cello,” and songs for voice, piano, and cello by Leonard Bernstein. 

    IUP Faculty Chamber Music Recital

  • Twitterlieder and Alzheimer’s Stories

    Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Join the IUP Concert Chorale, under the baton of conductor Ryan Beeken, as they present the powerful modern oratorio Alzheimer’s Storiesby Robert S. Cohen and Herschel Garfein. The concert also will feature a light-hearted work by Charles Anthony Silvestri and James Eaken called #twitterleider, which chronicles the cycle of a person’s life from youth to old age through 15 “tweets” limited to only 140 characters each.



  • Myths: Faculty Voice Recital

    Friday, October 12, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

    Exploring repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries inspired by mythological figures, the music of this program travels through a huge range of emotions. The presented composers took full advantage of this volatility in their settings of the text. Featuring Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Baunoch, bass baritone; Justin Wallace, harpsichord; Patty Halverson, gamba; and Paul Miller, baroque violin.

    Myths: Faculty Voice Recital

  • Keystone Chamber Winds

    Thursday, October 25, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

    Conducted by Jason Worzbyt

    The Keystone Chamber Winds, comprised of Department of Music faculty and selected students, will perform a program featuring the works of Vincent Persichetti, Frigyes Hidas, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Keystone Chamber Winds


  • IUP Jazz Band and Ensemble Concert

    Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Get ready to enjoy the annual fall performance of the IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of James Flowers and Kevin Eisensmith. The featured guest soloist will be Joshua Hillard, IUP alumnus (BSEd 2000), who teaches in the Altoona Area School District and maintains an active performing career. 

    IUP Jazz Band and Ensemble Concert

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