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 Music Theater and 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.
Find an event to attend on our calendar; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP's premier performing arts series, Ovations!
September 25, Tuesday 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
Featuring new and classic pieces, faculty members Stanley and Swana Chepaitis (violins) and Linda Jennings (cello) are joined by special guest Raul Faure (viola).
November 11, Sunday 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Conducted by David Martynuik, the IUP Marching Band performs a collection of spirited music. The concert will include the IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith.
November 30–December 1 at 8:00 p.m. December 2 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.
A celebrated comic opera for the whole family, this musical has love stories, sword fights, dancing, and much more.
March 6–9 at 8:00 p.m. and March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.
A musical comedy based on the comic strip “Peanuts.” We invite you to enjoy a day with Charlie Brown and gang.
April 6 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
IUP’s Dance Theater and Percussion Ensemble join forces for a rousing evening of music and movement.
May 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center
A unique production for the university and community, this concert gala will feature the IUP Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Martynuik; IUP voice faculty members Mary Logan-Hastings and Joseph Baunoch; and special guest Richard Fracker, former Metropolitan Opera tenor. Among the evening’s offerings will be favorites from operas by Puccini, Verdi, and Gounod.
The Acorn Project
February 27 - March 2, Theater-by-the-Grove
Friday, March 22, Ovations!
Rock of Ages
Tuesday, April 16, Ovations!