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!
Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The annual Homecoming Concert is a music tradition at IUP, and this year’s concert, titled A New Beginning, also welcomes Timothy Paul as the new conductor of the IUP Wind Ensemble and IUP’s director of bands.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall
With the voice of Raquel Winnica Young and joined by pianist Sun Min Kim, the performance Ayres Ibericos is all about the love for Latin American music. Songs by Jesus Garcia Leoz, Federico Garcia Lorca , Manuel de Falla and others will be featured in this exploration of Spanish music.
Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The Magic Flute, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was in the form of a Singspiel, an opera that includes both singing and spoken dialogue. This two-act opera has had many adaptations and has inspired other works. However, none of them can compare to this original grand, entertaining, delightful story. This production of The Magic Flute will be semi-staged and sung in English.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Vocal and choral groups come together to celebrate the season with Home for the Holidays. Groups include choral ensembles from the IUP Music Department and IUP Community Music School, along with other area vocal and choral groups.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall
The Litton Quartet, IUP's resident faculty string quartet, returns to with works by Beethoven, including Op. 18 No. 1 which accompanies the sword fight in Romeo and Juliet. The second work is “Heiliger Dankgesang,” meaning “the song of thanksgiving.”
Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
IUP Dance Theater combines forces with the vocal arts, piano, and percussion areas of the IUP Department of music, bringing to life a visual and exciting new interpretation of Carl Orff's monumental work.
April 14–16 and 20–23, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; April 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
This Tony Award-winning musical comedy introduces us to six awkward, quirky, and thoroughly endearing students on the quest of a lifetime—becoming champion of the annual spelling bee. This production is not recommended for younger children.
The Acorn Project
February 27 - March 2, Theater-by-the-Grove
Friday, March 22, Ovations!
Rock of Ages
Tuesday, April 16, Ovations!