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.
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The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.
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October 29 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
Featuring new and classic pieces, faculty members Stanley and Swanna Chepaitis (violins) and Linda Jennings (cello) are joined by a guest violist for this highlight concert of their three-recital season.
October 31 and November 1-2 at 8:00 p.m., November 3 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Based on the play by Moliére, Signor Deluso is a comedy of layer-upon-layer of misunderstanding with young lovers, delusional neighbors, and a domineering Father. Considered a light-hearted but pointed satire of 1950s suburban sophistication and family life, Trouble in Tahiti follows housewife Dinah and businessman Sam through a typical day of married life.
November 17 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Conducted by David Martynuik, the IUP Marching Band performs a collection of spirited music in this annual musical extravaganza. This year’s concert will include a performance by the IUP Wind Ensemble, another of IUP’s premier ensembles, under the direction of Jack Stamp.
March 9 at 3:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, IUP Performing Arts Center
The IUP Choirs, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, will present an afternoon of choral works with the theme Faces of Love.
April 4–5 at 7:00 p.m. and April 6 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall Dance Theater
The Girl in White is a dance production loosely based on Mexican folklore. The production will be codirected by Holly Boda-Sutton and Kevin Eisensmith in collaboration with the composer Robert J. Bradshaw.
April 10–12 at 8:00 p.m., April 13 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A true “song and dance” musical, The Pajama Game won three Tony Awards in 1955 for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress, and Best Choreography. Its unlikely setting in a pajama factory puts a twist on the complications of workplace romance.
May 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
David Martynuik, director, and Christine Clewell, organist, will collaborate on a concert featuring music for pipe organ with orchestra.
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
May 2–5, Music Theater
University Museum Goes Downtown
April 1–May 21, Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Indiana