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.

    2020–21 Performance Update

    All IUP Department of Music events will be virtual for the fall 2020 semester. Members of the community are invited to watch a live-stream of this event on the Department of Music YouTube channel. Live audiences will be permitted at some events, but will only include IUP students, faculty and staff. Programs for live-streamed events may be downloaded on the concert programs page.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

OrganFest Watch Party: Christine Clewell

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell 121

Music Department

All are invited to attend the Watch Party for the video broadcast of Henry Martin’s It’s About Time.  Christine Clewell was honored to be invited to perform the world premiere of Martin’s winning composition written for the AGO’s Pogorzelski Yankee Organ. This event is part of the Guild’s national, virtual conference, OrganFest 2021: beauty endures. Accompanying this event will be an interactive interview via Zoom with Clewell and Martin. The interview will be moderated by internationally renowned organ artist and composer Chelsea Chen.

The Watch Party is free. Guests are encouraged to arrive prior to 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Faculty Recital: Christine Clewell, organ

DiCicco Hall - Cogswell 121

Music Department

Christine Clewell performs a recital called, Seven Years, Seven Compositions: from the Canon to all that US American Jazz.  Clewell is IUP’s organ professor and the Parish Organist and Director of Music at Zion Lutheran Church (Indiana, PA). Clewell is the former Dean of the Indiana, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is the newly elected Sub-dean for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the AGO.  Clewell will present the university’s premiere of Dr. Henry Martin’s It’s About Time (2019) in addition to works by J. S. Bach, Bloch, Goemanne, Hampton, G. F. Händel, and William Farley Smith. Assisting in this recital are IUP music professors Kevin Eisensmith, trumpet, and Linda Jennings, cello.