Music Department Newsletters

  • The IUP Department of Music publishes two newsletters: Notes, an annual hard-copy newsletter, and Accent, a quarterly e-newsletter.

    Notes and Accent feature alumni, faculty, student, and department news as well as upcoming events. Both newsletters are compiled and edited by Dr. Zach Collins. To submit news for an upcoming issue of Notes or Accent, email Dr. Collins at To sign up for our e-newsletter, Accent, register your email at this link.

    Accent Archives

    Winter 2020

    Summer 2018

    Winter 2018

    Spring 2017

    Winter 2017

    Fall 2016

    Summer 2016

    Winter 2016

    Fall 2015

    Spring 2015

    Winter 2015

    Fall 2014

    Notes Archives

  • No 17 (2019-2020)
    In this issue: Welcome to Alexandra Dee and John Bagnato, Chorale at NAfME, Collins and Lucas release Wanderlust with Eastern Standard, Trumpet Alumni at ITG Conference, Lucas Performs Martynuik Concerto, Mede Winds Butler Symphony Competition
    No 16 (Fall 2018)
    In this issue: Welcome to Colleen Ferguson and John Bagnato, String Area and Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, Gorell Shell, Denison Published, Wong Doe Pictures Album Nominated for Award
    No 15 (Fall 2017)
    Edward Sims Gift; James Staples Gift; Wagner Gift; Wong Doe Album; Kim Album; Mass for Peace
    No 14 (Fall 2016)
    Lorraine Wilson; 50 Years of Percussion; Marching Band Alumni
    No 13 (Fall 2015)
    IUP Music in Russia, Stamp Retirement, New Hires
    No 12 (Fall 2014)
    In this issue: Naming of Daniel DiCicco Hall; Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Organ Installation; Jack Stamp Retirement; Edward Sims
    No 11 (Fall 2013)
    Notes No 11 (Fall 2013)
    No 10 (Fall 2012)
    In this issue: Daniel Perlongo Retirement; Dr. Ryan Beeken hire; Naming of Jim and Jamie Self Brass and Jazz Rehearsal Room; New recordings (Wong Doe, Keystone Chamber Players, HoodleBug Brass Quintet); Laura Krulikowski joins library staff
    No 9 (Fall 2011)
    In this issue: Passing of Jim Dearing; Retirement of Dr. James Staples; Hiring of Dr. Joseph Baunoch; Joan Boytim Collection in Orendorff Library; Don Baker Visit
    No 8 (Fall 2010)
    In this issue: Hiring of Dr. Henry Wong Doe and Anastasia Antonacos; Retirement of Ed Fy and Judith Radell; IUP Symphony Orchestra at MENC; IUP Wind Ensemble at PMEA; Spectrum CD; Jim and Jamie Self Brass Quintet Scholarship; Richard Dellaposta Memorial Scholarship for Trumpet; Frank Ticheli; Retirement of Teri McFerron; Founding of Litton String Quartet
    No 7 (Fall 2009)
    In this issue: New Department CD; Heinz Hall Gala Concert "IUP Plays Pittsburgh"; Memorial Concert for Dr. Dan DiCicco; First Edition of Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in Orendorff Library
    No 6a (Spring 2009)
    In this issue: Special issue in memory of Dr. Daniel DiCicco (1926-2009)
    No 6 (Fall 2008)
    In this issue: Dr. Jack Stamp Elected Chair; Naming of Olive Fornear and Lewis Brindle Rooms; Keystone Wind Ensemble Recording
    No 5 (Fall 2007)
    In this issue: Gary Bird Tuba & Euphonium Studio naming; Hiring of Dr. Zach Collins; NASM re-accreditation
    No 4 (Fall 2006)
    In this issue: New Cogswell Hall; All Steinway School; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra partnership
    No 3a (Spring 2006)
    In this issue: Reopening of renovated Cogswell Hall; Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship
    No 3 (Fall 2005)
    In this issue: Inauguration of Dr. Tony Atwater; Announcement of Cogswell Reopening Ceremony;
    No 2 (Fall 2004)
    In this issue: Retirement of Dr. John Dietz and Richard Thorell; Hiring of Dr. Matthew Baumer
    No 1 (Spring 2004)
    In this issue: Cogswell Hall Renovation Announcement; Seventh Festival of Women Composers; Dr. Gary Olmstead Retirement