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.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Student Recital: Aderayo Oyegbade, Master Conducting

DiCicco Hall - Cogswell 121

Music Department

Masters of Music candidate, Aderayo Oyegbade, will present a conducting recital.

A live audience of IUP community members will be permitted.

Conversations 4 Strings, Faculty Chamber Recital

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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

Note: This performance is not open to the general public. It will be made available via streaming at a later date, TBA.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

IUP Brass Ensemble Concert

YouTube Live Stream

The Lively Arts

The IUP Brass Ensemble will present a concert of music for brass contemporary composers.

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 Channel

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Student Recital: Isaiah Buzdygon, tuba

DiCicco Hall - Cogswell 121

Music Department

Senior music performance major, Isaiah Buzdygon, performs a recital of solo tuba music. 

A limited audience will be permitted.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recital: IUP Strings Area Recital

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

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 Recital

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.

Friday, March 26, 2021

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

Saturday, March 27, 2021

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.


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Faculty Piano Recital - Henry Wong Doe

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP piano faculty member, Dr. Henry Wong Doe, will present a program of solo piano music. Including works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin.

**A live 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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP 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.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

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. 

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