Music Events

  • The Department of Music presents dozens of events each year. Of special note are those presented as part of our Sound Choices series and Music Theater.

    Performed by a variety of ensembles, including various inter-departmental collaborations, the concerts are produced by our faculty and highlight performances by our students, faculty, alumni, and special guests.

    View the Events Calendar for all Lively Arts events.

    The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis

Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Enjoy a night of live jazz as members of the IUP Department of Music perform the music from the critically acclaimed compilation album of American jazz great Miles Davis.

Released in 1957, Birth of the Cool compiles eleven tracks recorded by Davis’s nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz.

As the title suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Concert: “Intensity” - The IUP Chamber Percussion Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Under the direction of Michael Kingan, Intensity will feature chamber compositions for percussion instruments.

Free admission.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Recital: Dorothy Sutton Festival

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Indiana Musical presents their annual Dorothy Sutton Festival Award Recital.

Free admission.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Faculty Recital: Oliver Lo

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Oliver Lo, Director of IUP Music Theater, presents a recital of sacred music.

Free admission.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

IUP Bands Homecoming Concert

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

The IUP Bands Homecoming Concert. The IUP Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Jason Worzbyt and guest conductor Dr. Travis Weller will perform works by Holst, Grainger, Surovchack, Collins, and Weller. The Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy A. Paul will present works by Boss, Mackey, Schumann, and Thomas.

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