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, April 8, 2021

Masters Recital: Madeline Hoover, piano

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Graduate student, Madeline Hoover, will present a solo piano recital.

A limited audience will be permitted.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Student Recital: Scylla Humbert, voice

Gorell Recital Hall - closed to public

Music Department

Scylla Humbert performs a solo voice recital.

Due to COVID-19, this recital is not open to the public. Program and live stream information may be found on the Concert Programs page.

Recital: IUP Cellobration

YouTube Live Stream

Music Department

The IUP Cellobration will feature IUP faculty members Dr. Jennings and members of Cello Fury. The day will feature rehearsals and workshops with a final recital at 5 pm. featuring participants, Dr. Jennings, and Cello Fury. The event is open to Middle and High School cellists.

Due to COVID-10 there will be no live audience for the event.

This event will be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Student Recital: Crimson Brass Quintet

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Crimson Brass, a quintet composed of IUP freshmen music majors, will perform a recital of brass chamber music.

Attendance is limited to the IUP community.

Student Recital: Legacy Brass Quintet

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Legacy Brass Quintet, IUP's scholarship brass chamber ensemble, performs a recital of brass chamber music.

Attendance is limited to the IUP community.

Student Recital: Kyle Chastulik, voice

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Kyle Chastulik will perform a recital for solo voice accompanied by pianist, Jennie Jones.

A limited audience will be permitted.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

James Iman - Piano Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP alumnus, James Iman, will present a solo piano recital.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will NOT be live streamed.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances. Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Student Recital: Teryl Rice, piano

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Teryl Rice performs a junior piano recital. 

A limited public audience will be permitted.

Flute Studio Recital

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, and Live-Streamed

The Lively Arts

The IUP Flute Studio will present solos and chamber music under the direction of Therese Wacker. A live audience will be permitted. The number of seats available will be based on the current COVID guidelines. 

This event is free and will be live-streamed on the Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

Monday, April 19, 2021

IUP Piano Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Piano Studio will present their Spring 2021 recital of solo and duo selections

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Recital: IUP Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

The spring performance by the IUP Trumpet Ensemble. Featured will be music for four to 20 trumpets. 

This event is free admission. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Student Recital: Noah Mason, trumpet

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Noah Mason performs a solo trumpet recital. 

A limited audience will be permitted.

Faculty Trumpet Recital: Kevin Eisensmith

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This event is part of the annual IUP TrumpetFest. TrumpetFest features recitals by IUP trumpet students and faculty.

A live audience will be permitted.

All events are free and open to the public. 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.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

IUP Trumpet Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

A performance by members of the IUP Trumpet Studio. This event is part of the annual TrumpetFest.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

The Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines. 

Chelsea Labar and Chelsea Schroeder perform a shared junior trumpet recital.

A limited audience will be permitted. 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Concert: IUP Trombone Studio Reunion

DiCicco Hall, Rm 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Department of Music will hold the Trombone Studio Reunion Concert today. 

This event is free admission. 

Join the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the arrival of spring with a special outdoor concert. Grab a spot in the Oak Grove and enjoy an afternoon of diverse musical selections. The rain date for this event is scheduled for May 2, 2021.

The IUP Symphony Orchestra will take you on a symphonic voyage with music from around the world. We’ll parade and dance through the streets of Mexico, marvel at the grandeur of Finland, and sail the high seas of the Caribbean. The orchestra, conducted by Alexandra Dee, will be joined by IUP horn professor Heidi Lucas to perform Hovhaness’s Artik concerto for horn, an ode to the composer’s ancestral homeland of Armenia.

The Wind Ensemble will perform an evening of Chamber Winds and Flex-Band music for this concert. Our music will have something for everyone and be an aural representation of our human condition. Works will include:

  • Canon Fanfare Flexible Instrumentation by Steve Danyew
  • Remember Me by David Maslanka
    • Cello and Wind Ensemble; Linda Jennings, guest soloist
  • Biomimicry for wind octet by Roger Zare
    1. La Sagrada Familia
    2. Cetacean Energy
    3. Bullet Train
  • Point Break (Chamber Winds) by Paul Dooley

The wind ensemble is lead by Tim Paul, director of Bands.

Live public audience will be permitted. The event will also be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

Student Recital: Elary Mede, voice

Gorell Recital Hall

Music Department

Senior music major, Elary Mede, performs a solo voice recital. A limited audience of students, faculty, and staff will be permitted.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Clarinet Studio Recital

Cogswell Hall Courtyard

The Lively Arts

This is the spring concert for the IUP Clarinet Studio. The program will feature works for solo clarinet, small ensemble, and the Crimson Squawk Clarinet Ensemble.

**A live audience will be permitted consisting of public and IUP community members.**

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the courtyard outside of Cogswell Hall. Bring a picnic dinner or snack!

Rain Location: Gorell Recital Hall.

Concert: Keystone Chamber Winds

YouTube Live Stream: IUP Department of Music YouTube Channel

The Lively Arts

The Keystone Chamber Players will perform a diverse program, featuring works by Cheetham, Arnold, Zare, Stamp, and Broughton. This program will be live-streamed only and broadcast on the IUP Department of Music YouTube Channel

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Recital: IUP Saxophone Studio (Online)

YouTube Live Stream

The Lively Arts

Join the saxophone studio for their spring recital! You’ll hear a mix of saxophone quartets, large ensembles, and a solo work or two.

There will be no live audience permitted. This event will be livestreamed only on the Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Graduate Recital: Michael Bruno, conducting

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell 121

Music Department

Graduate student Michael Bruno will present a masters conducting recital.

A limited audience will be permitted.

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