Elementary School Band Summit

CANCELED - In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, IUP has decided to limit large gatherings. We regret having to cancel the Elementary School Band Summit for 2020. We hope you will join us in 2021.

The IUP Department of Music will host the first annual Elementary School Band Summit on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.


  • Rehearsal from 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. / Concert at 7:00 p.m.
  • Music will be distributed via email in early January
  • Students will be responsible for all meals while they are on campus
  • Concert Dress: White shirt / Black pants or skirt
  • Clinics and performances for the directors and students by IUP music faculty
  • ACT 48 hours will be available

Faculty Schedule of Events

  • 8:00-9:00: Registration
  • 9:15-10:15: Clinic
  • 10:15-10:30: Break
  • 10:30-11:30: Clinic
  • 11:30-12:30: Lunch
  • 12:45-1:45: Clinic
  • 1:45-2:30: Observe Rehearsal
  • 2:30-3:30: IUP Faculty and Student Recital
  • 3:30-4:45: Observe rehearsal
  • 4:45-6:15: Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45: Change for Concert
  • 6:45: Tuning (any assistance would be greatly appreciated!)
  • 7:00: Concert


Linda Voegler Granite

Linda Voegler Granite Linda Voegler Granite teaches band at Marshall Middle School, in the North Allegheny School District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She believes that students can be lifelong learners, producing and consuming music for the rest of their lives. The foundation for this is formed by providing engaging learning activities, with frequent opportunities for creativity,student choice, and leadership.

Granite started playing clarinet as a child and soon began learning other woodwind instruments. Her love of studying additional band instruments continued throughout college, where she played trombone in the IUP Marching Band. As an adult, she continues to challenge herself by becoming a better musician, music arranger and improviser.

In 2016,she was awarded the Citation of Excellence for Teaching in District 1 by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. In 2018, she was a Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Finalist. Granite regularly serves as a cooperating teacher, mentoring student teacher from local universities. Earlier in her career, she was a music teacher in the Port Allegany School District and later in the Butler Area School District. She has taught jazz, concert, and marching bands to students in grades four through 12, as well as beginning strings and junior high general music.

Granite holds a bachelor of science degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is working towards a master of music education degree at Duquesne University. She was inspired to teach and conduct young musicians by IUP professors John Kuehn and Jack Stamp. Private teachers have included clarinet and saxophone with Terry Steele (Slippery Rock University) and clarinet with Thomas Thompson (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra).


Please note that the due date for all registration forms is January 20, 2020. This date is very important so that we can accommodate all students who are interested in participating in the ensemble. If students from a school district wish to attend this event without their band director present, we will need written confirmation that another band director will be responsible for these students. This can take the form of a letter or email sent to Jason Worzbyt (reedtip@iup.edu).


There will be several options for parking. Paid parking is available in the parking garage located behind Cogswell Hall. The garage may be accessed from either Grant Street or Papermill Avenue (see campus map). This is the closest parking lot to Fisher Auditorium that will be available for you to park in on a weekday morning. If you choose to park here, you must park in a yellow-lined space, which can be found on the top two floors of the garage. Do not park in a space labeled “Reserved” or that has a 24/7 placard. Make note of your space number, and pay for your space at the kiosk located by the pedestrian bridge on the third floor.

If you are bringing a bus, or want to avoid parking charges, parking will be available at the R & P lot on campus. Once your registration form is received, you will be sent a parking pass with a map.


Students will be responsible for all meals while they are on campus; however, there are a wide variety of restaurants located on and off-campus.