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.
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.
DiCicco Hall - Cogswell 121
Masters of Music candidate, Aderayo Oyegbade, will present a conducting recital.
A live audience of IUP community members will be permitted.
YouTube Live Stream
The Lively Arts
A concert of chamber music for strings spanning over 200 years, including duets, trios, and a quartet.
A live audience will be permitted of only the IUP community. Number of tickets available will be determined by current COVID guidelines. The event will also be live streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel.
The Lively Arts is delighted to host the Johnstown Symphony
Orchestra Principal String Quartet to perform “I Sing America,” a patriotic
salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.
gallery of women artists, this program showcases the melodic and energetic works of
composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning
composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the
music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of
Note: This performance is not open to the general public. It will be made available via streaming at a later date, TBA.
Brass Ensemble will present a concert of music for brass contemporary
A live audience will be permitted.
The number of tickets available
will be based on current COVID guidelines. This event will be streamed on the
IUP Department of Music’s YouTube
Accomplished middle school string players perform a concert on the IUP campus.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this recital will have no audience.
It will be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.
Senior music performance major, Isaiah Buzdygon, performs a recital of solo tuba music.
A limited audience will be permitted.
Gorell Recital Hall
IUP Music Department students will present a recital of works for solo strings and string ensembles.
A live audience will be permitted of only IUP community members—no public audience members. The number of seats available will be based on current COVID guidelines.
This event will be live-streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel
This event has been replaced by IUP Strings
Guest pianist Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw will join faculty member Linda Jennings, cello, to present a recital including works by Rachmaninof, Ginestrera, Yi, Debussy, and Shostakovich.
A concert of chamber music for strings , voice, and piano featuring Stanley and Swana Chepaitis (violin), Henry Wong Doe (piano), Mary Logan-Hastings (soprano), Christine Clewell (harpsichord), and Linda Jennings (cello), erforming works by Beethoven, Greig, Handel, and Chepaitis.
A live audience will be permitted of only the IUP communuity. Number of tickets available will be determined by current COVID guidelines.
This event will be live streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel
Collaborating one final time, the IUP Dance Theater Company and the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy.” Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, these two ensembles gather for one final performance celebrating 20 years of collaboration. The two groups usher the ultimate homage to a Percussion and Dance history and the legacy this alliance will leave behind for years to come. This concert revisits nine favorites from Percussion and Dance Repertoire dating back to 2009. The pieces selected from the past have been reconstructed by alumni of IUP Dance Theater and feature musical arrangements by IUP Percussion alumni. Performances feature past and present company members and select community dancers.
LIVE Stream Virtual Performance: $12
IUP Student and Active I-Card Holders: $8
Tickets to the live performance are available only to IUP students and I-Card holders and can be purchased by calling 724-357-1313, between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall
piano faculty member, Dr. Henry Wong Doe, will present a program of solo
piano music. Including works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin.
audience will be permitted.**
Number of tickets available will be based on
current COVID guidelines.
This event will also be live streamed on the IUP
Department of Music's YouTube Channel.
Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, performs a concert
of works for chamber and large tuba-ephonium ensemble. Literature will
include standards in the repertoire as well as newly-composed works.
Number of tickets will depend on current COVID
guidelines. The performance will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.
IUP Faculty and students perform music written, performed, and recorded by Distinguished Alumnus, Jim Self (BSEd 1965).
This event is free admission.