Middle School Band Summit

  • The IUP Department of Music will host the second annual Middle School Band Summit on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


    • Rehearsal from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Concert at 7:00 p.m. Timothy Paul and Rachel Villareale, conductors
    • No auditions—all repertoire for the concert will be distributed at the beginning of rehearsal
    • 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

    All events will take place in Fisher Auditorium, specific locations to be announced.

    • 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: Clinic with IUP faculty
    • 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


    Dr. Jason Worzbyt

    Professor of Bassoon

    Associate Director of Bands





    Please note that the due date for all registration forms is October 15, 2019. 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. Here is a list of restaurants.


    Timothy Paul

    Timothy PaulTim Paul serves as director of Bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was previously associate director of Bands at the University of Oregon and director of Bands at Leon High School. He holds a DMA in wind band conducting and literature from the University of Colorado, an MM in music education from Florida State University, and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts as a post-baccalaureate student.

    Ensembles under Paul’s leadership have performed at major conferences and conventions, including the College Band Directors National Association Small Band Programs Showcase, the CBDNA Eastern Division Conference, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference, the Northwest NAfME Biennial Conference, the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Southern Division CBDNA/NBA Conference, the NAfME Southern Division Conference, the Oregon Music Education Association Conference, the Tri-State Band Festival, the Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the All-South Music Institute. Selected honors and awards include the Phi Beta Mu Florida Chapter’s Distinguished Director Award, John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Flag of Honor, and the national winner of the UMI/ASBDA Distinguished Young Band Director’s Award.

    Tim Paul maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, speaker, and clinician. His passionate commitment to new music has resulted in numerous commissions from leading American composers, including Libby Larsen, Frank Ticheli, David Maslanka, Roger Zare, Jess Langston Turner, Carter Pann, and Dan Welcher. In addition, he has published articles in the Journal of Band Research and is co-author of Winds and Hymns: Resource Guide to Hymns, Chorales, and Spirituals in Select Wind Band Literature, published by Meredith Music.

    In 2014, Tim founded the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators. IFC3 strives to enhance the development and advancement of wind literature. Professional affiliations include CBDNA (past president of the Northwest Division), WASBE, Phi Beta Mu, NBA, NAFME, and PMEA.

    Rachel Villareale

    Rachel VillarealeRachel Villareale is the assistant band director for Derby USD 260 in Derby, Kansas, where she assists with the high school marching and third concert band, lead teaches the symphonic band, assists with sixth- to eighth-grade bands at Derby North Middle, and teaches fifth-grade beginning band at Tanglewood and Park Hill elementaries.

    Prior to her appointment in Derby, she was the co-director of Instrumental Music for Rose Hill USD 394, where she lead taught fifth-grade beginning woodwinds, sixth- and eighth-grade bands, and the high school concert and marching/pep bands. She has also served as an adjunct instructor of bassoon at Kansas Wesleyan University.

    Rachel has earned a master of music degree in instrumental conducting/music education from Kansas State University and a bachelor of science in education (music) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She adjudicates at regional festivals and presents clinic sessions at area conferences. Rachel maintains professional affiliations with Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Kansas Music Educators Association, Kansas Bandmasters Association, and Women Band Directors International.

    She resides in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband, Chris.