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Sound Choices

Sound Choices presents “the best of the best” as it highlights 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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2015–16 Season

The 2015–16 season lineups were announced on Thursday, May 21, 2015, which can be seen by checking our home page. In the coming weeks we will continue to provide additional information on all the events, update our calendar, and provide season subscription information. In the meantime, if you are not already on our list to receive e-mail updates and our season brochure, we invite you to sign up at this time.

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An Evening of Dance and Percussion

March 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Joining forces for a rousing evening of music and movement are two of IUP’s most popular groups, the IUP Dance Theater and the IUP Percussion Ensemble. Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, this unique presentation takes on a different beat as the two groups explore the music and dance of different cultures and genres.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

Into the Woods

April 16–18 at 8:00 p.m. and April 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

When the Baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a journey for special objects to break the spell. Along the way, they meet up with an assembly of well-known Brothers Grimm characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (of beanstalk fame). Into the Woods contains some violence and scenes that may not be appropriate for younger children.

Into the Woods

The Litton Quartet

October 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor

The Litton, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s faculty string quartet, will present a program that includes pieces by Haydn and Beethoven along with a special premiere work and guest artist.

Litton Quartet

An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance

November 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

IUP Dance Theater and IUP Music faculty, under the direction of Jack Stamp and Holly Boda-Sutton, will present two well-known dance works by composers Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky, Appalachian Spring and The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire Du Soldat).

An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance

Celebrating Our Own

November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Under the direction of Stephanie Caulder and Jason Worzbyt, the IUP Music Department celebrates the collective talents of its students and faculty.

Celebrating Our Own

The Tender Land

December 4-6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and December 7 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Set in rural, depression-era America, two handsome drifters arrive at the Moss farm in search of work. Laurie, originally shaken by these outsiders, soon falls in love with one of them and must choose between her roots and her desire to explore the world, leaving the life she knows behind.

The Tender Land

Heroes and Martyrs from WWII

February 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.; DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

Christine Clewell, accompanied by fellow faculty members, performs a variety works by different artists on IUP’s new pipe organ.

The new Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ

Leaves of Grass

February 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor

Join us as Laura Ferguson, singer and IUP faculty member, performs the setting of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman to the stylings of renowned jazz composer Fred Hersch.

Leaves of Grass

Bach and Beyond

March 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.; DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall.

The IUP music faculty combine talents, instruments, and voices to present chamber music from the Baroque era. A benefit reception is planned for after the concert.

Bach and Beyond


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