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IUP Music Students Serve as First Mentors in Community Music Program

Beginning this fall two IUP music majors, Ashadeth Santiago (freshman viola major) and Michael Weaver (senior bass major) serve as Mentors in the new Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Mentoring program. In this program, IUP music majors take on leadership roles as section leaders in rehearsals and concerts. Students are accepted by application and the JSO provides a stipend for travel expenses. It is a wonderful opportunity for IUP music majors to develop their teaching and leadership skills while supporting the JSYO program.

Posted on 11/12/2018 2:26:44 PM

Choral Area Hosts Central Dauphin High School

The University Chorale and IUP Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken hosted 75 singers from Central Dauphin High School for a choral exchange on November 7, 2018.

Posted on 11/8/2018 4:02:36 PM

Music Faculty Present Workshops and Performances at Schools

IUP faculty members Colleen Ferguson (violin) and Linda Jennings (cello) presented performances and workshops at schools in central Pennsylvania October 30–November 1, 2018.

Posted on 11/8/2018 2:34:38 PM

Beeken Conducts Florida All-State Male Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, conducted the 2018 Florida All-State Male Choir October 26-27 at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Posted on 11/1/2018 3:15:22 PM

Music Department Partners with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra to Support Regional Music Education

Under the umbrella of the newly formed Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Education Committee, several new initiatives have been established to provide more opportunities for IUP music students, as well as young musicians in the area.

Posted on 10/26/2018 10:40:20 AM

Jennings Presents Workshops for Sharon School District Music Programs

IUP faculty member Linda Jennings worked with cellists in the Sharon School District on October 15, 2018.

Posted on 10/23/2018 12:46:59 PM

Fifth Annual Crimson Hawk Invitational Choral Conference a Huge Success

On Tuesday, October 9, the Department of Music hosted the fifth annual Crimson Hawk Invitational Choral Conference, with more than 340 students from 24 school districts participating.

Posted on 10/16/2018 10:36:38 AM

Wong Doe Finalist in New Zealand Music Awards

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe was nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Posted on 10/1/2018 10:13:48 PM

Ferguson and Bagnato: Jazz Happy Hour, September 28

Join Music Department faculty Laura Ferguson and John Bagnato for a Jazz Happy Hour at the Woody Lodge Winery in downtown Indiana from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Ferguson and Bagnato will be joined by local area music teacher Marc Nelson. The event is free and open to the public.

Posted on 9/21/2018 10:25:12 AM

One of the Top Collegiate Singers in the Nation is an IUP Student

Ben Strong, a junior music major with a focus on musical performance, recently took second place in the Lower College/Independent Men category at the 55th National Association of Teachers of Singing national convention in Las Vegas.

Posted on 9/20/2018 1:45:13 PM

University Chorale Honored Yet Again

Chorale has been selected via a blind peer-review process to perform for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference in April of 2019.

Posted on 9/18/2018 10:28:34 AM

Music Department Announces Alumni Jazz Reunion for Fall 2018

The IUP Department of Music will host an Alumni Jazz Weekend on November 2–4, 2018. Events will include a reception at Breezedale Alumni Center, performances by the IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble, featured alumnus Joshua Hillard, and the music of alumnus John Morris.

Posted on 9/12/2018 7:40:38 AM

Ferguson Jazz Combo, September 7

Laura Ferguson, associate professor of Music Education, will perform on September 7, 2018, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the RBG Grill. She will be joined by Emeritus Professor Keith Young on piano, and by local music educators Bob Insko on bass and Marc Nelson on drums. This event is free and open to the public.

Posted on 8/30/2018 8:46:22 AM

Alumna Pianist’s Performance Available through Live Stream

IUP alumna and world-renowned pianist Donna Coleman ’74 has a performance September 2, 2018, in Los Angeles that is available through live stream.

Posted on 8/29/2018 11:12:11 AM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2018

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on September 7.

Posted on 8/27/2018 1:30:00 PM

Beeken Featured as Keynote Speaker for South Dakota Choral Conductors

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was the featured clinician for the 2018 South Dakota American Choral Directors Association summer conference.

Posted on 8/21/2018 11:41:54 AM

Voice Student Strong Places Second at National Competition

Ben Strong, a BFA student in the Department of Music, placed second at the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June 2018.

Posted on 8/20/2018 12:22:00 PM

Alumnus Weiser Joins Washington National Opera; Regional Metropolitan Opera Finalist

Samuel Weiser (BSEd 2014) has been engaged by Washington National Opera to be a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist. This is one of the country’s most competitive resident-training programs for singers on the verge of international careers. It was started by opera’s legendary tenor, Placido Domingo.

Posted on 8/20/2018 12:14:45 PM

Alumnus Walker-Vankuren to Apprentice with Fort Worth Opera

Jonathan Walker-Vankuren (BFA 2015) has been selected to be a Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist with Fort Worth Opera as a tenor. This is a two-year program that is in cooperation with Texas Christian University. Just four singers are chosen each year: a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, a tenor, and a bass/baritone.

Posted on 8/20/2018 12:12:28 PM

Wong Doe Performs with Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand

Henry Wong Doe, IUP piano faculty member, performed as guest soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Posted on 8/13/2018 8:29:20 PM

Beeken Headlines Summer Choral Directors Conference

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken was the featured presenter at the 2018 Oklahoma Choral Directors Association summer conference in Norman, Oklahoma.

Posted on 8/9/2018 3:50:18 PM

Beeken Conducts International Choral Festival

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of choral studies, conducted A Cappella Abroad, at the request of Perform International, Inc. in Prague, Czech Republic.

Posted on 8/6/2018 3:59:11 PM

Department of Music Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Becker

The Department of Music mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus William Becker, who taught trumpet at IUP for 30 years.

Posted on 7/25/2018 1:42:19 PM

Music Student Goril Participates in Summer Music Program

Gabby Goril, a junior music performance andmusic education double major at IUP, attended the summer program Domaine Forget in Saint Irene,Canada. Saint Irene is located in Quebecalong the Saint Laurence River.

Posted on 7/12/2018 10:03:54 AM

Wong Doe Performs Duo Recital with Violinist Choi

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a duo recital in New York with violinist Eugenia Choi on June 28, 2018.

Posted on 7/2/2018 12:24:48 PM

Music Students and Professor Take Part in International Festival

Zach Collins and eight members of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio traveled to the 2018 International Euphonium Tuba Festival, held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, June 17–23.

Posted on 6/26/2018 10:00:37 PM

Eisensmith Attends International Trumpet Conference

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet, recentlyreturned from the annual conference of the International Trumpet Guild.

Posted on 6/14/2018 4:24:14 PM

IUP Department of Music Hosts Fifth Annual IFC3 Workshop

IUP’s Timothy Paul and the Department of Music are hosting the fifth annual International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators (IFC3) this week (June 11–15, 2018) at IUP. The workshop features rehearsals, recording, lectures, and public concerts.

Posted on 6/12/2018 11:37:19 AM

Beeken Provides Staff Development

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, provided staff development for music teachers in Cumberland County on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Posted on 6/5/2018 2:05:09 PM

IUP to Host 2018 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Conference

The IUP Department of Music will host the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Conference Friday through Sunday, June 8–10.

Posted on 6/5/2018 11:21:55 AM

Beeken Presents Invited Lecture at State Conference

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, presented an invited lecture for the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators State In-Service Conference.

Posted on 5/31/2018 1:50:52 PM

Beeken Adjudicates State Choral Festival In Michigan

Director of choral studies, Dr. Ryan Beeken, served as one of 6 adjudicators from across the country for state choral festivals sponsored by the Michigan Schools Vocal Music Association.

Posted on 5/31/2018 1:23:36 PM

IUP Opera Theater Tours Area Schools

IUP Opera Theater had its first mini-opera tour from May 15 to May 22, 2018. IUP faculty members Oliver Lo, Joseph Baunoch, and Evan Engelstad and IUP students Jocelynn Ziegmann and Arlene Ivory performed for more than 450 students from area schools.

Posted on 5/28/2018 10:58:57 AM

Music Student Selected as Semifinalist for International Competition

Junior music education and performance major Logan Carnes was selected as a semifinalist for the 2018 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, to be held in Michigan in August 2018.

Posted on 5/2/2018 11:14:10 AM

Wong Doe Adjudicates in Connecticut

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe served as a guest judge at the Schubert Club of Fairfield County awards competition, April 21, 2018.

Posted on 4/24/2018 9:16:13 PM

Jennings Presents Clinics for Regional and State Music Educators

Linda Jennings presented an Act 48 session titled “It’s All About the Bass: Cello and Bass Techniques for All Levels in a Heterogeneous Setting” at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 and 6 High School Orchestra Festival and at the 2018 PMEA Annual State Conference.

Posted on 4/20/2018 2:13:50 PM

Lee to Give Piano Recital

Gerald Lee, a professor of piano at West Liberty University, will give a free recital at Gorell Recital Hall (second floor of Sutton Hall) at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

Posted on 4/9/2018 2:33:03 PM

IUP Percussion Ensemble Takes on Fisher

On Saturday, April 14, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will come out in full force to present its spring concert in Fisher Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with special guests the Norwin High School Percussion Ensemble and the Leechburg Middle/High School Percussion Ensemble and Taiko Group.

Posted on 4/8/2018 9:17:27 PM

Wong Doe Gives Master Class at Duquesne University

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a master class at the Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, on Wednesday, April 4.

Posted on 4/5/2018 10:51:54 AM

IUP Alumnus Iman to Give Piano Recital

James Iman, former student of James Staples, will give a solo recital at Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Sutton Hall, on Sunday, April 8, at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/31/2018 6:58:37 PM

Beeken Adjudicates Music Performance Assessment

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, adjudicated the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment at Seneca Valley High School on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Posted on 3/28/2018 12:51:11 PM

Beeken Invited to Largest Music Festival In West Virginia

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken served as an adjudicator for the Martinsburg Choral Festival hosted by Martinsburg High School in northeastern West Virginia.

Posted on 3/28/2018 12:47:32 PM

Caulder Presents Clinic for Regional Music Teachers

Stephanie Caulder presented an Act 48 session titled “Why Not Play the Oboe? Tips and Strategies for Success” at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Junior High Band Festival on March 2, 2018, at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 3/26/2018 10:22:40 AM

Beeken Adjudicates in Maryland

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, adjudicated for the Maryland District XI Music Performance Assessment March 14–15, 2018 in Waldorf, Maryland.

Posted on 3/22/2018 3:22:50 PM

Department of Music Hosts Fourth Annual Tubaphonium Day

Zach Collins and the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association hosted the fourth annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Posted on 3/20/2018 12:27:43 PM

Engelstad Presents on Quality Clarinet Tone Production

Rosemary Engelstad was selected to present at the New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference on February 23, 2018. The title of her session was "Essential Tips for Quality Clarinet Tone Production."

Posted on 3/16/2018 6:16:43 PM

Engelstads Perform as Guest Artists in Wisconsin

Rosemary Engelstad, clarinet, and Evan Engelstad, piano, performed recitals and presented masterclasses as members of Duo LaRo in Wisconsin January 26–31, 2018. Duo LaRo were guest artists at Carroll University (Milwaukee), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Lawrence University (Appleton), and Fond du Lac High School.

Posted on 3/16/2018 6:12:13 PM

IUP Jazz Festival 2018

The Department of Music presents the 18th annual IUP Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, plus the featured guest artist, drummer Steve Fidyk.

Posted on 3/9/2018 2:40:38 PM

Ferguson Jazz Performance: Saturday, March 10

Laura Ferguson, associate professor of music education, will perform with her Laura Ferguson and Friends jazz trio Saturday, March 10, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the RBG Grill.

Posted on 3/7/2018 9:02:46 AM

Beeken Conducts High-Profile Event

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, conducted the American Choral Directors Association Central and North-Central Division 7–9 grade male changing voice ensemble in Chicago, Illinois, on February 15–17, 2018.

Posted on 3/1/2018 9:52:09 AM

Organ Master Class to Be Held With James Kibbie

On Saturday,March 3, 2018, internationally acclaimed organist James Kibbie will present afree master class at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania. All arewelcome for an informal breakfast at 9:30 a.m. to meet Dr.Kibbie.

Posted on 2/27/2018 9:05:04 PM

Organ Recital to Spotlight Prize-Winning Composition by LaRosa

OnSunday, March 4, 2018, the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee willhost a recital by internationally acclaimed organist James Kibbie. Kibbiewill present the world premiere of Christopher LaRosa’s "Monument," in addition to works by Alain,Bach, Franck, Ropek, and Sowande.

Posted on 2/27/2018 9:01:55 PM

Collins Performs on Recital Honoring IUP Graduate Jim Self

Zach Collins performed on a recital honoring the contributions of Jim Self (IUP BSEd 1965) to the solo tuba repertoire. The recital, held on Monday, February 19, was part of a week-long residency by Jim Self at the University of Tennessee.

Posted on 2/25/2018 9:41:34 PM

Collins Presents Clinic to Region Band Directors

Zach Collins presented a clinic to area band directors on Friday, February 23, at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region II Band Festival, held at West Shamokin High School.

Posted on 2/25/2018 9:32:10 PM

IUP to Host New Music Festival for Flute

IUP Department of Music and the Flute New Music Consortium will co-host a contemporary music residency featuring composers Carter Pann and Bekah Simms on March 2–3.

Posted on 2/20/2018 8:39:04 PM

Indiana Brass Band Donates Trumpet Reference Work in Honor of Eisensmith

On February 15, 2018, the Indiana Brass Band donated a significant trumpet reference work to the Orendorff Music Library. The multi-volume work, titled Trumpet and Other High Brass by Sabine Katharina Klaus, was donated in honor of Kevin Eisensmith.

Posted on 2/19/2018 12:52:29 PM

PCMEA Alpha chapter Attends Dalcroze Workshop

Erica Biechy, Julian Marcinko, and Addison Holyfield, members of the IUP Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association’s Alpha chapter, and associate professor of Music Laura Ferguson attended a Dalcroze workshop on February 17, 2018, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 2/19/2018 9:50:11 AM

Acclaimed Pianist Jihye Chang Sung to Perform

Jihye Chang Sung, lecturer of Music at Florida State University, will give a recital in Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Sutton Hall, on Monday, February 26, at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on 2/18/2018 9:59:49 PM

Wacker to Present at Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention.

Therese Wacker will perform in a recital at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Reston, Virginia, on February 17, 2018.

Posted on 2/9/2018 9:39:08 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Presents TrumpetFest 2018

TrumpetFest 2018 is scheduled for February 16 and 17 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students, plus faculty and guest artist Judith Saxton.

Posted on 2/8/2018 10:10:48 AM

Theatrical Musician Abbie Conant to Perform on February 24

The incomparable Abbie Conant will present a lecture and master class at 2:00 p.m. and a concert at 7:00 p.m. on February 24, 2018, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 2/6/2018 10:00:31 PM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Fifth Monster Piano Concert

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association/Music Teachers National Association, hosted its fifth annual Monster Piano Concert on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in DiCicco Hall.

Posted on 2/5/2018 7:34:51 PM

Beeken Conducts Regional Honor Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, conducted the a regional honor choir for District 8 of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association on January 25–27, 2018.

Posted on 2/5/2018 11:16:13 AM

Ferguson Sings Jazz at RBG Grill

Jazz vocalist and IUP Music Department faculty member Laura Ferguson will perform jazz standards and crossover jazz songs at RBG grill at the Park Inn on Saturday, February 3, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Joining her will be Keith Young, Bob Insko, and Marc Nelson.

Posted on 1/29/2018 7:29:48 AM

IUP String Project Now Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on January 26, 2018. Lessons will begin the week of February 5.

Posted on 1/25/2018 4:19:59 PM

Wong Doe Gives Master Class in Thailand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a piano master class at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, on January 5, 2018.

Posted on 1/16/2018 10:20:25 AM

Faculty Woodwind Quintet Tours Eastern Pennsylvania

IUP woodwind faculty presented recitals and clinics for students at Spring-Ford, Penncrest, Perkiomen Valley, Boyertown Area, Octorara Area, and Upper Merion Area high schools November 13–16, 2017.

Posted on 1/15/2018 11:41:33 AM

Junior Music Major Earns Way to National Competition

Junior music education and tuba performance major Logan Carnes won the Music Teachers National Association Eastern Division Performance Competition in brass on January 7, 2017.

Posted on 1/13/2018 5:01:54 PM

Wong Doe’s Album Ranked in Top 10 List

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe’s latest solo album, Pictures, released on Rattle Records in August 2017, was named one of the top 10 classical CDs of the year by the New Zealand Herald.

Posted on 12/22/2017 2:15:42 PM

Beeken Conducts Festival in Central Pennsylvania

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, recently conducted the Blair County High School Honor Choir in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 12/14/2017 1:47:47 PM

Beeken Conducts Middle School Festival

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken led 130 seventh- and eighth-grade students from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, region through 10 hours of rehearsal and a culminating performance.

Posted on 12/4/2017 11:10:33 AM

High School Band Students Perform Composition Written by Professor Emeritus, Dedicated to IUP Alumnus

The Westmoreland County Senior High Band recently performed “Puzzle Pieces,” composed by IUP Professor Emeritus Jack Stamp. The composition is dedicated to Yough band director and 1983 IUP alumnus Donald Green and his 12-year-old son, William, who has been diagnosed with autism.

Posted on 12/3/2017 9:53:36 PM

IUP Music Faculty Perform at Schools in New Jersey

IUP faculty members Leonardo Perez (violin) and Linda Jennings (cello) presented performances and workshops at schools in New Jersey on November 14–17, 2017.

Posted on 11/28/2017 1:18:13 PM

Vocal Arts Faculty Host IUP Cavalcade of Choirs East

Music faculty members Ryan Beeken, Craig Denison, and Oliver Lo traveled to Nazareth High School in the Lehigh Valley to host a new annual Music Department outreach event.

Posted on 11/27/2017 3:24:15 PM

On to Prague! Help Students Get to A Cappella Abroad

Ryan Beeken of the Music Department has been appointed artistic director of A Cappella Abroad. He wants to take along his vocal students, but they need your help to travel to this international choral festival in Prague, Czech Republic.

Posted on 11/13/2017 1:46:55 PM

Beeken Provides Staff Development in Maryland

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, offered professional development sessions to music faculty in Charles County, Maryland.

Posted on 11/13/2017 9:52:54 AM

Internationally Acclaimed Pianist Tiu Performs at IUP

Prize-winning pianist and associate professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) Albert Tiu performed a solo recital at IUP in Gorell Hall on Monday, November 13.

Posted on 11/11/2017 10:35:23 AM

IUP Marching Band Set for Bands in Review and Veterans Day Parade Performances

The IUP Marching Band will appear in Saturday’s IndianaVeteran’s Day Parade and will complete its regular-season performances withBands in Review, a free indoor concert performance on Sunday,November 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/6/2017 11:18:39 AM

IUP Hosts Dorothy Sutton Festival and MTNA Competitions

IUP hosted the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Dorothy Sutton Festival and Pennsylvania State level competitions of the Music Teachers National Association, November 4–5, 2017.

Posted on 11/6/2017 11:06:55 AM

IUP Wind Ensemble Receives Prestigious Invitation

The IUP Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Timothy Paul, has been selected to perform at the 2018 College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference.

Posted on 11/4/2017 3:56:51 PM

Graduate Wind Band Conducting Student Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Janet Song Kim, graduate wind bandconducting student of Timothy Paul. Janet was awarded a conductingfellowship to study and perform at UCLA during the week of June 25–29, 2017.

Posted on 11/4/2017 3:53:10 PM

IUP Trumpets to Present Two Recitals, November 28

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual fall recital on Tuesday, November 28, in Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall on the IUP campus. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This concert will be preceded by the IUP Trumpet Studio Recital at 6:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/4/2017 2:10:53 PM

IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, November 16

The IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will present their annual fall jazz concert on Thursday, November 16, starting at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus.

Posted on 11/4/2017 2:08:47 PM

Ferguson Sings “Leaves of Grass” November 10 in Gorell Hall

Join jazz vocalist Laura Ferguson and IUP music faculty for a beautiful setting of iconic American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” composed by renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch. The concert will be on November 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Posted on 10/31/2017 1:47:45 PM

Litton Piano Trio Presents Outreach Program at Pittsburgh School

IUP’s resident faculty piano trio, the Litton Trio, presented a performance for instrumental music students at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts and Performing Arts School on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Posted on 10/31/2017 11:46:26 AM

Jennings Presents Lectures and Master Class at James Madison University

IUP music faculty member Linda Jennings was invited to present lectures on string music education topics and a chamber music master class for string students at James Madison University, Virginia, in October 2017.

Posted on 10/31/2017 11:45:04 AM

Beeken Presents Invited Lecture In Wisconsin

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented an invited session, La Voce: Teach Me To Sing, for the 2017 Wisconsin State Music Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

Posted on 10/30/2017 3:08:58 PM

Music Students Perform at Local High Schools

Four members of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio performed at Altoona Area, Central Cambria, and United high schools on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Posted on 10/27/2017 9:30:32 PM

Vocal Students Win at National Association of Teachers of Singing

Every year, the National Association of Teachers of Singing holds chapter competitions all over the United States and Canada. IUP hosted this year’s local Tri-States Chapter competition. IUP vocal students competed and won big.

Posted on 10/23/2017 10:48:17 AM

Lucas Gives Multi-State Classes and Performances

Heidi Lucas, assistant professor of Horn, recently completed a tour of Delaware, Colorado, and Wyoming with the Lucachinski Trio. The group gave master classes and performances at the University of Delaware (Newark), University of Colorado–Boulder, Colorado State University (Fort Collins), and the University of Wyoming (Laramie).

Posted on 10/11/2017 12:39:07 PM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Dorothy Sutton Festival

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, hosted the annual Dorothy Sutton Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Posted on 10/3/2017 9:43:26 PM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches at Nazareth College

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass and performed a recital at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York on September 29, 2017.

Posted on 10/3/2017 9:37:31 PM

Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano to Perform at IUP

Mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro will bepresenting a recital on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell RecitalHall.

Posted on 9/29/2017 2:42:29 PM

Music Faculty Complete Performance Tour of Tennessee

IUP Department of Music faculty members Heidi Lucas (horn) and Zach Collins (tuba) completed a tour of performances at universities in the state of Tennessee with their trio, Eastern Standard.

Posted on 9/25/2017 12:32:36 PM

Litton Piano Trio to Perform in Gorell on Monday, October 2

The Litton Trio, an IUP faculty ensemble, will perform its first concert of the season on Monday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall. The Litton Trio includes Leonardo Perez, violin, Sun Min Kim, piano, and Linda Jennings, cello.

Posted on 9/25/2017 10:55:04 AM

Students Named to Legacy Brass

Anastazia Hall (trumpet), Holly Boyles (trumpet), Dominic Gaudio (horn), Heather Yeager (euphonium), and Logan Carnes (tuba) will participate as members of the premier student brass quintet at IUP for fall 2017.

Posted on 9/5/2017 9:57:09 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due by September 8.

Posted on 8/28/2017 4:42:48 PM

Wong Doe Releases New Album “Pictures” on Rattle Records

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe traveled to New Zealand this week to launch his latest album on Rattle Records, “Pictures.”

Posted on 8/20/2017 9:47:02 PM

Kim Releases CD of Cello and Piano Works

Sun Min Kim, IUP piano professor, released his first commercial CD, Small Storms, with Meredith Blecha-Wells, associate professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University.

Posted on 8/18/2017 1:50:59 AM

Kim Returns to Aspen Music Festival

IUP Assistant Professor of Piano Sun Min Kim completed a nine-week residency at the 2017 Aspen Music Festival as a recipient of the Orchestral Keyboard Fellowship.

Posted on 8/18/2017 1:18:26 AM

Music Donated to IUP Jazz Bands Library

The complete library of music composed and arranged by IUP alumnus and former faculty member John Morris was recently donated to the IUP Jazz Bands library.

Posted on 8/8/2017 3:50:33 PM

Beeken Headlines Summer Conference

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken served as a headlining clinician at the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Summer Conference.

Posted on 8/8/2017 2:36:03 PM

Engelstad Presents “Somatics in the Clarinet Studio”

Rosemary Engelstad was invited to present a lecture at the inaugural Chicago Clarinet Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University on May 13, 2017. “Sound Health: Somatics in the Clarinet Studio” provided participants with teaching strategies that cultivate body awareness and mindful musicianship.

Posted on 7/22/2017 5:36:08 PM

Former IUP Music Student Competes as Finalist in International Singing Competition

Nela Saric, a former student in the IUP Department of Music, recently competed as a finalist in the 36th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, held in Moscow.

Posted on 7/19/2017 10:01:31 AM

Music Student Presents Research at International Trumpet Guild

Music education undergraduate Ryan Gross presented his research at the International Trumpet Guild in Hershey in June 2017.

Posted on 6/19/2017 10:03:11 AM

Denison Publishes on Boychoir Pedagogy

Craig Denison’s chapter on “Boychoir Pedagogy” was published in April 2017 in the “Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy” by Oxford University Press.

Posted on 6/19/2017 10:01:34 AM

Wong Doe Presents at Pennsylvania Music Teachers Conference

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe presented a workshop on piano ensemble literature at the annual Pennsylvania Music Teacher’s Conference on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Posted on 6/12/2017 9:35:44 PM

Beeken Adjudicates Throughout Region

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, adjudicated for eight choral festivals this spring.

Posted on 6/6/2017 12:38:32 PM

Wong Doe Performs at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed a solo recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, United Kingdom, on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Posted on 5/30/2017 11:37:47 AM

Ovations! Series Announced at Westsylvania Festival

The Lively Arts at IUP announced its 2017–18 Ovations season, which includes Broadway musicals, contemporary dance, jazz and classical music, theater, and world music.

Posted on 5/26/2017 1:21:02 PM

IUP Music Faculty Ensemble Performs at Area Schools

Stanley Chepaitis (violin), Linda Jennings (cello), and Sun Min Kim (piano) presented performances and workshops at schools in western Pennsylvania May 17–19, 2017.

Posted on 5/22/2017 11:28:31 AM

Beeken Provides Clinics Throughout Region

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented more than 20 free clinics to school choirs during the months of February-May, 2017.

Posted on 5/18/2017 3:39:42 PM

Alumnus Morse Named to Faculty of California State University

IUP music alumnus Matthew Morse (MA 2013) was appointed assistant professor ofMusic and associate director of Bands at California State University,Sacramento. He willshare conducting responsibilities for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and theConcert Band and will teach courses in conducting.

Posted on 5/4/2017 8:01:13 AM

Music Alumna Named Finalist for Teacher of the Year Award

Music alumna Linda Voegler Granite (BSED Music, 1992) was named as one of 12 finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award by Governor Tom Wolf at a press conference on April 13. The winner will be announced in December 2017.

Posted on 5/3/2017 2:03:23 PM

Beeken Presents Peer-Reviewed Session for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

Director of choral studies RyanBeeken presented "Perspiration OR Inspiration? The Art of Rehearsal" at the 2017 PMEA Conference in Erie.

Posted on 4/29/2017 12:59:47 PM

Beeken Adjudicates State Festival in Michigan

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken served as an adjudicator for the Michigan Schools Vocal Music Association State Festival April 24–25, 2017.

Posted on 4/29/2017 12:55:34 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble Selected to Perform at 2017 ITG Conference

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble has been selected as one of only 15 collegiate trumpet ensembles to perform at the 2017 Conference for the International Trumpet Guild, May 30 to June 3 in Hershey.

Posted on 4/26/2017 4:58:44 PM

Eisensmith Elected Secretary of International Trumpet Guild

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet, has been elected to serve as secretary of the International Trumpet Guild.

Posted on 4/24/2017 5:51:46 PM

Ferguson to Give Jazz Recital April 26 in Gorell

Join Laura Ferguson, associate professor of music education, on Wednesday evening, April 26, for a program of jazz and popular music. Ferguson will be joined by alumnus John Burgh on piano, percussion faculty member Michael Kingan on drums, local musician Scott Mitsko on bass, and the “Dr. Mrs. Estrogen Band.”

Posted on 4/24/2017 8:26:51 AM

Gilbert and Sullivan Musical is Ovations! Season Finale

The Lively Arts will present the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players in “HMS Pinafore” as the grand finale of its 2016–17 Ovations! season. This light-hearted musical comedy will be performed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center starting at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/20/2017 8:46:37 AM

Wind Ensemble to Perform at State Conference

On April 21, the IUP Wind Ensemble, under the direction of professor Timothy A. Paul, will be performing at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 4/19/2017 11:47:59 AM

Announcing 2017 Trumpet Day

Calling all trumpet players! Trumpet Day at IUP is an all-day event on May 6, 2017, for trumpet players of all ages, from eighth grade through adult.

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:36:28 PM

Broadway Revue is Next for Sound Choices

The Lively Arts will present “A Broadway Extravaganza” in Fisher Auditorium. This original Broadway review will be performed on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. featuring a lineup of show-stopping tunes that includes numerous popular Broadway shows.

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:46:49 AM

Tucker Concert Features Trio of World-Class Musicians

When Shana Tucker takes the stageThursday, April 13, 2017, she will not be alone. She will be joined by three highlytalented musicians: Shirazette Tinnin, music director and drums; Nimrod Speaks,bass; and Seth L. Johnson, guitar, in her performance in GorellRecital Hall, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/10/2017 12:04:10 PM

Engelstads Perform Recitals in Middle Tennessee

Rosemary Engelstad (clarinet), Evan Engelstad (piano), and Laura McLaughlin (clarinet) presented recitals April 13–16, 2017, at Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, and Centennial High School in Franklin, Tennessee.

Posted on 4/7/2017 11:06:38 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a recital at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Posted on 4/6/2017 7:50:57 PM

Shana Tucker Featured in Final 2016–17 Library/Lively Arts Noontime Event

The final Library and Lively Arts event for the season takes place on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in the Commons area of Stapleton Library, featuring singer, songwriter, and cellist Shana Tucker. The Q&A session begins at 12:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/6/2017 4:23:38 PM

“ChamberSoul” With Shana Tucker Next for Ovations! Series

Singer, songwriter, and cellist Shana Tucker will share her jazz, classical, blues, pop, andR&B influences when she performs on April 13, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall,located on the second floor of John Sutton Hall.

Posted on 4/4/2017 12:56:17 PM

IUP Horn Choir Performs at Area High Schools

The IUP Horn Choir, under the direction of Heidi Lucas, visited and gave four performances on March 31, 2017.

Posted on 4/3/2017 3:59:32 PM

IUP Faculty Woodwind Faculty Tour Williamsport and Scranton Area Schools

The IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet (Therese Wacker, flute; Stephanie Caulder, oboe; Rosemary Engelstad, clarinet; Heidi Lucas, horn; and Jason Worzbyt, bassoon) recently completed a tour of Williamsport and Scranton area schools on March 28-30, 2017.

Posted on 4/3/2017 3:56:27 PM

Eastern Standard Performs at 2017 Northeast Horn Workshop

Eastern Standard (Heidi Lucas, horn Zach Collins, tuba Jacob Ertl, piano) were recently featured in a full length recital at the 2017 Northeast Horn Workshop held in Hartford, Connecticut.

Posted on 4/3/2017 3:52:41 PM

Faculty Awarded Grant for New Composition

Eastern Standard (Heidi Lucas, horn; Zach Collins, tuba; Jacob Ertl, piano) were recently awarded a grant from the International Horn Society to help in commissioning a new work for their group.

Posted on 4/3/2017 3:48:16 PM

IUP Horn Choir Attends Northeast Horn Workshop

A select group of nine students from the IUP Horn Choir recently travelled to Hartford, Connecticut, to attend and perform at the annual Northeast Horn Workshop.

Posted on 4/3/2017 3:46:55 PM

Dance and Percussion Present “A New Genesis”

Dance Theater combines forces with the IUP Percussion Ensemble to present a one-night-onlyperformance of “A New Genesis.” This originalproduction will be presented Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in FisherAuditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/3/2017 8:47:00 AM

Jazz Trombonist Gibson is Featured Artist for IUP Jazz Festival 2017

The Department of Music at IUP presents the 17th annual IUP Jazz Festival, held in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus on Saturday, April 15, with the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble and the featured guest artist, trombonist David Gibson.

Posted on 4/3/2017 8:27:18 AM

IUP Jazz Festival 2017

The Department of Music presents the 17th annual IUP Jazz Festival, held in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. and featuring the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 4/3/2017 8:24:59 AM

Music Department Hosts 2017 Tubaphonium Day

Zach Collins and the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association hosted the third annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Posted on 3/29/2017 4:08:21 PM

Beeken Presents Peer-Reviewed Session for West Virginia Music Educators Association

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken presented "La Voce: Teach Me To Sing" at the 2017 West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Charleston, West Virginia.

Posted on 3/28/2017 11:04:13 AM

Alumnus Vankuren Accepts Position at Opera Santa Barbara

IUP alumnus Jonathan Walker-Vankuren has accepted a position as the Tenor Mosher Studio Artist with Opera Santa Barbara. He will begin his professional career as an opera singer in this important program.

Posted on 3/24/2017 11:01:24 AM

Beeken Holds Clinics at 11 Secondary Choral Programs in Charles County, Maryland

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken visited 11 schools in Charles County Maryland. Professor Beeken interacted with multiple choral ensembles at each school, leading students in rehearsal and providing targeted suggestions for improvement and musical understanding.

Posted on 3/21/2017 7:53:14 PM

Internationally Acclaimed Barkada Quartet Performance Scheduled

IUP alumnus Justin Polyblank and former professor Anastasia Antonacos return to IUP to perform a guest artist chamber music concert on Friday, March 31, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Sutton Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Posted on 3/21/2017 12:17:32 PM

Broadway Musical to Tap Its Way Onto Fisher Stage

“42nd Street,” the Tony Award-winning musical about fame and the AmericanDream, comes directly from Broadway on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in FisherAuditorium, located in IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/21/2017 11:47:35 AM

Organ Recital to Spotlight Prize-Winning Composition

The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee will hosta recital by Ann Labounsky, internationally acclaimed organist, at 3:00 p.m. onSunday, March 26. Labounskywill present the world premiere of Christopher Adler’s “Construct: for organ.”

Posted on 3/20/2017 9:43:51 AM

Recital Celebrates Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin’s Centennial

Music historian Matt Baumer will present a lecture-recital celebrating the centennial of Scott Joplin on Sunday, April 2, 2017, featuring the Hoodlebug Brass; Sun Min Kim, Evan Engelstad, and IUP alumna Anqwenique Wingfield, piano; the IUP Ragtime Orchestra, and members of IUP Dance Theater.

Posted on 3/17/2017 12:40:32 PM

IUP String Project Director, Master Teacher, and Students Present Sessions for Music Educators

IUP music faculty member Linda Jennings and IUP music majors Morgan Herrington and Josh Hudson presented a session on String Instrument Techniques for music educators at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Western Regional Orchestra Festival in Dubois, Pennsylvania, on March 10, 2017.

Posted on 3/17/2017 11:40:15 AM

Alumna Snyder Debuts with Mississippi Opera

Alumna Kelly Snyder (BFA in vocal performance ’15) made her stage debut with the Mississippi Opera in the role of Peep-Bo in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.

Posted on 3/8/2017 10:09:41 AM

Wong Doe Performs Solo Recital in New York City

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a solo recital on the “Music on Madison” series at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City, on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Posted on 3/7/2017 10:03:24 PM

IUP Clarinet Studio and Engelstad Host SquawkFest

On March 4, 2017, members of the IUP clarinet studio and clarinet professor Rosemary Engelstad hosted the inaugural Crimson SquawkFest, a clarinet-centric event for visiting community members, graduates, middle school students, and high school students.

Posted on 3/7/2017 11:46:51 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA Region II Choir

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken served as the 2017 guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Region II High School Honor Choir.

Posted on 3/6/2017 5:27:52 PM

Organ Performance Will Spotlight Prize Winner

An internationally acclaimed organist will perform the worldpremiere of a prize-winning composition in recital Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 3/4/2017 3:21:39 PM

IUP Brass Spectacular

The IUP Music Department presents a concert of music for brass in Fisher Auditorium on Sunday, March 5, featuring the IUP Brass Ensemble and a special performance by the Keystone Winds Brass Ensemble.

Posted on 3/1/2017 10:00:29 AM

Indiana Musicale Presents Fourth Monster Piano Concert

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association, presented its fourth annual Monster Piano Concert inDiCicco Hall, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Posted on 2/27/2017 12:18:24 PM

Beeken Adjudicates at Fox Chapel Invitational

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken served as an adjudicator and clinician for the annual Fox Chapel Concert Choir Invitational, held at Fox Chapel High School on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Posted on 2/23/2017 11:15:14 AM

Irish Folk Group to Perform March 5

Caladh Nua, a quintet from Ireland, will perform Sunday,March 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall,followed by a music jam reception Upstairs at The Coney.

Posted on 2/21/2017 3:23:36 PM

Music and Theater Students Invited to Perform in China

Twenty students, under the direction of Music professor Oliver Lo and Theater professor Rob Gretta, were invited to perform in China for four weekends in May.

Posted on 2/20/2017 2:24:56 PM

Harlem Quartet: It’s the Company You Keep and What You Experience Along the Way

Harlem Quartet will perform Tuesdaynight, February 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall on the secondfloor of John Sutton Hall. There will be a post-recital reception. Theperformance is part of the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series.

Posted on 2/20/2017 9:40:10 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in Singapore

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a solo recital and worked with students at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Singapore, February 16–17, 2017.

Posted on 2/19/2017 9:00:17 PM

Harlem Quartet Presentation in Stapleton Library

On Tuesday, February 21, the multi-Grammy Award winning Harlem Quartet will be featured as the second group in the Stapleton Library/Lively Arts noontime series. The group will present a Q&A and mini-preview of their evening performance. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this free event.

Posted on 2/16/2017 9:19:34 AM

“Armed Man” Includes IUP Choirs With Orchestra and Soloists

The Department of Music, as part of its Sound Choices series, will present “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” This choral masterwork will be performed Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:00p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 2/15/2017 6:13:28 PM

Harlem Quartet Offers Varied Program

Fromclassical to jazz, the Lively Arts at IUP welcomes Harlem Quartet in concert on Tuesday,February 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the secondfloor of Sutton Hall.

Posted on 2/14/2017 8:48:52 AM

Watters and Dickinson to Perform Joint Jazz Recital February 18

Special guest artist Harry Watters will be joined by IUP trombone professor Christian Dickinson for a joint recital on February 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 2/14/2017 8:22:33 AM

Music Business Seminar by Alumnus Conte

IUP alumnus Chris Conte will present a music business seminar on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. in Cogswell Hall 126. He is a professional bassist and singer in New York City.

Posted on 2/14/2017 8:15:40 AM

Beeken and Denison Present Choral Workshops

Ryan Beeken and Craig Denison presented workshops and clinics to over 150 middle school students and teachers from Beaver County on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Posted on 2/13/2017 3:11:11 PM

Celebrating 50 Years of Percussion Education at IUP

The 2016-17 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of percussion education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the IUP Percussion Ensemble is acknowledging this milestone in three ways.

Posted on 2/12/2017 10:11:14 PM

Indiana Brass Band Presents Concert as Part of TrumpetFest 2017

TrumpetFest 2017 will conclude on Sunday, February 12, with a performance by the Indiana Brass Band, performing a collection of social, sacred, patriotic, and military music of 19th-century America on a variety of original brass instruments dating from the early to mid-19th century.

Posted on 2/4/2017 10:19:22 AM

Guest Artist Dudgeon Performs Recital on Keyed Bugles

Ralph Dudgeon will present a recital of 19th-century music on the E-flat and B-flat keyed bugles on Saturday, February 11, at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Music Department’s annual TrumpetFest. Assisting Dudgeon will be Sun Min Kim and Evan Engelstad, piano.

Posted on 2/4/2017 10:18:03 AM

IUP Professor of Trumpet Presents Recital

Kevin Eisensmith, trumpet professor at IUP, will present a recital of music for trumpet on Thursday, February 9, at 8:00 p.m. Titled “Tribute,” this program will feature music dedicated to various individuals and groups of people, and is a personal testament to those who have influenced Eisensmith’s life.

Posted on 2/4/2017 10:13:12 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Presents TrumpetFest 2017

TrumpetFest 2017 is scheduled for February 9 through 12 in Gorell Recital Hall, featuring performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest artist Ralph Dudgeon.

Posted on 2/4/2017 9:53:12 AM

Denison Conducts Colorado All-State

Craig Denison, associate director of Choral Music and Music Education, led the Colorado Elementary All-State Choir, a group of 320 singers, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

Posted on 2/3/2017 3:12:19 PM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 7 Choir

Director of choral studies, Ryan Beeken, served as the guest-conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 High School Honor Choir.

Posted on 1/30/2017 11:42:50 AM

Music Faculty Perform New Works in Arizona

IUP Department of Music faculty members Heidi Lucas and Zach Collins along with Nazareth College pianist Jacob Ertl toured Arizona January 24–27, 2017. The horn, tuba, and piano trio, named Eastern Standard, performed at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Phoenix College, and Rosie’s House, an academy of music for underserved youth in Phoenix.

Posted on 1/28/2017 11:44:40 AM

IUP Organ Studio Presents “The Canon and the Contemporary”

On December 12, 2016, the IUP organ studio performed a recital on the Pogorzelski Yankee Organ titled “The Canon and the Contemporary.” The program was presented under the direction of Christine Clewell, assistant professor of Organ and Keyboard, and John Levey, assistant professor of Music Theory and Composition.

Posted on 1/25/2017 5:21:37 PM

Beeken Presents “The Choral Art: The Human Art” at International Conference

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, presented an invited session at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities on January 9, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Posted on 1/23/2017 12:16:55 PM

IUP Music Alumna Involved in Grammy-Nominated Performance

Malavika (Mika) Godbole, a graduate of the IUP Department of Music and the Cook Honors College, an instrumentalist with the choral ensemble the Crossing, was included with the group’s nomination for Best Choral Performance for this year’s Grammy Awardnominations.

Posted on 1/19/2017 9:26:32 AM

Vocal Alumnus Ayysola Conquering Boston Opera Scene

Kartik Ayysola (BFA '14) has been engaged to sing the role of Alferes in the opera Noli Me Tangere with Opera Brittenica of Boston.

Posted on 1/17/2017 11:25:36 AM

Paul Attends Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

Timothy Paul, IUP director ofBands, attended the 71st annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference.

Posted on 1/16/2017 1:02:12 PM

Paul Conducts Westmoreland County Music Educators Association Honor Band

TimothyPaul, director of Bands, led 122 students from Westmoreland County,Pennsylvania, in a two-day honor band.

Posted on 1/13/2017 9:41:14 PM

IUP Piano Student Performs in Carnegie Hall

Hsin-Jou Lee, a senior candidate for Bachelor of Fine Arts in piano performance, performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on December 17, 2016.

Posted on 12/18/2016 6:44:12 PM

Beeken Conducts Cumberland County Choir

Ryan Beeken led 200 students from Cumberland County Pennsylvania in a two-day choral festival.

Posted on 12/14/2016 10:14:53 AM

Brass Faculty Collaborate with Students in Easton, PA

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet in the IUP Department of Music, performed and taught at Easton Area High School on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Posted on 12/12/2016 10:49:42 PM

Beeken Conducts New York Area All-State Choir

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken conducted the New York State School Music Association's Zone 2 Area All-State Honor Choir.

Posted on 12/5/2016 1:35:19 PM

Jennings Performs and Teaches in Wisconsin

IUP faculty member Linda Jennings was an invited guest performer and master class clinician at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in November.

Posted on 11/30/2016 10:47:47 AM

Living Jazz Legend to Perform in Fisher Auditorium

Leading into the holiday season, the Lively Arts will welcome jazz legend Diane Schuur in concert on Friday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m.in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/29/2016 10:22:16 AM

Beeken Speaks at National Conference for Music Education

Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, presented an invited session for the 2016 National Association for Music Education National Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Posted on 11/28/2016 10:13:30 AM

Grand Opera Opens in Fisher December 2

Music Theater and Theater-by-the-Grove have combined forces to present the comic musical tale of “Die Fledermaus—The Bat” in the IUP Performing ArtsCenter on December 2–4, 2016.

Posted on 11/28/2016 9:48:58 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in China

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe traveled to Shenyang, China, on November 20, 2016, to perform and teach at Shenyang Conservatory of Music.

Posted on 11/27/2016 3:28:18 PM

Tuba and Euphonium Students and Faculty Perform at High Schools

Music faculty member Zach Collins and four students from the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio performed at two local high schools on Friday, November 18, 2016. The IUP musicians visited with and performed for students at Franklin Regional Senior High School and Plum Senior High School.

Posted on 11/21/2016 11:34:45 AM

Engelstad and Music Students Represent IUP at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Eight IUP music students were selected to serve as counselors, residence assistants, and conductors for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in summer 2016. Rosemary Engelstad was clarinet faculty during session two.

Posted on 11/15/2016 11:26:51 AM

IUP Voice Students Win at Vocal Competition

On November 12, 2016, voice student traveled to West Virginia University to compete at the Tri-States Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Posted on 11/15/2016 9:48:57 AM

Baunoch Elected Vice President of Local Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing

Joseph Baunoch, associate professor of Voice, was elected vice president of the Tri-Sates Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing at the recent meeting.

Posted on 11/15/2016 9:41:23 AM

Choral Faculty Conduct Honor Choir

Music department faculty members Craig Denison and Ryan Beeken served as the guest conductors for the Cambria County Middle School Honor Choir on November 9, 2016.

Posted on 11/10/2016 6:24:47 PM

Wong Doe Receives Creative New Zealand Arts Grant

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe received an arts grant from Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand) for his recording project next year.

Posted on 11/10/2016 9:14:16 AM

Beeken Conducts Regional Choral Festival

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of choral studies, recently served as the guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 2 Middle School Honor Choir.

Posted on 11/8/2016 10:18:26 AM

Beeken Adjudicates Annual Concert Choir Invitational

Director of choral studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated the annual Concert Choir Invitational at Pine-Richland High School on Wednesday November 2, 2016.

Posted on 11/8/2016 10:14:57 AM

IUP Piano Student Wins First Place in State Young Artist Competition

Hsin-Jou Lee, candidate for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance and piano student of Henry Wong Doe and Sun Min Kim, won first prize at the 2016 Music Teachers National Association Pennsylvania State Young Artist Competition.

Posted on 11/6/2016 9:40:31 PM

Beeken to Conduct International Choral Festival

At the request of Perform International, director of choral studies Ryan Beeken will serve as artistic director and conductor for a newly created international choral festival titled A Cappella Abroad.

Posted on 11/2/2016 1:02:45 PM

Student Brass Quintet Performs for Saudi National Day Celebration

The Legacy Brass, IUP’s scholarship brass quintet, performed the Saudi National Anthem for the Saudi National Day Celebration held at the HUB on October 25, 2016.

Posted on 10/26/2016 8:14:47 AM

Distinguished Musicians from India Perform on October 24

Nagaraj Rao Havaldar will present a lecture in Cogswell Hall on “The Raaga (melodic) system, The Time Theory of Raaga and the Seasonal Raagas” following by a vocal performance assisted by Kedarnath Havaldar on Tabla (percussion) and Sameer Havaldar on Harmonium (Indian keyboard instrument).

Posted on 10/14/2016 4:29:39 PM

Tuba and Euphonium Students Tour Local High Schools

Zach Collins and four students from the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio performed at three high schools in Western Pennsylvania on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Posted on 10/3/2016 9:25:25 AM

Ferguson to Perform Evening of Jazz in Johnstown

IUP music professor and jazz vocalist Laura Ferguson joins the Jazz Trip Trio for one night of cool and versatile jazz music at the beautiful Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center on Friday, October 7.

Posted on 10/2/2016 9:06:23 PM

Wacker Publishes in the “Flute Examiner”

Therese Wacker published an article in the “Flute Examiner,” a newsletter and online publication about the flute and flute pedagogy edited by Amanda Taylor and IUP alumnus Keith Hanlon.

Posted on 9/26/2016 10:20:30 AM

Kim Performs at Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professor of Piano Sun Min Kim performed a program of cello and piano works by Bohuslav Martinu with OSU cello professor Meredith Blecha on September 12, 2016.

Posted on 9/15/2016 10:29:27 PM

Concert Celebrates 50 Years of Percussion Education at IUP

The IUP Percussion Chamber Ensemble concert “Intensity” takes place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free to the first of this year’s concerts to recognize and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gary Olmstead becoming IUP’s first director of Percussion Studies.

Posted on 9/13/2016 9:11:10 AM

Opera Recording with Fenty Denison Chosen as “Critic’s Choice”

“Michael Dellaira: The Death of Webern,” a recording that includes IUP Department of Music faculty member Maria Fenty Denison, was tabbed as a Critic’s Choice by Opera News.

Posted on 9/8/2016 9:47:07 PM

Chorale Selected To Perform For Biennial Conference

The IUP Chorale, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, has been invited to perform for the biennial Eastern Division Conference for the National Association for Music Education.

Posted on 9/7/2016 12:07:48 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for the Fall Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on September 8, 2016.

Posted on 8/29/2016 5:43:26 PM

Kim Performs at Aspen Music Festival

IUP Assistant Professor of Piano Sun Min Kim has returned from his nine-week residency at the Aspen Music Festival.

Posted on 8/24/2016 10:58:18 PM

Lucas Appointed Editor for International Horn Society Journal

Assistant Professor of Horn Heidi Lucas was appointed editor of the Books and Print Materials Reviews column in the International Horn Society's publication, the Horn Call.

Posted on 8/15/2016 9:40:50 PM

Beeken Elected As Pennsylvania Music Educator Association District Three Vice President

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was recently elected as the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District Three vice president by the music educators of Western Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/15/2016 4:31:31 PM

Wong Doe Performs with Auckland Chamber Orchestra in New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed as guest soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Raye Freedman Arts Center in Auckland, New Zealand.

Posted on 7/8/2016 7:55:59 PM

Collins Adjudicates and Performs at Festival

IUP Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium Zach Collins served as guest soloist and adjudicator at the 2016 Ohio Brass Arts Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 2016.

Posted on 6/30/2016 9:31:08 PM

Music Faculty Perform at International Double Reed Society Conference

Music faculty members Stephanie Caulder, Rosemary Engelstad, Therese Wacker, and Jason Worzbyt gave an invited recital performance at the International Double Reed Society conference held at Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. on June 27, 2016.

Posted on 6/29/2016 12:37:43 PM

Baumer Presents at Teaching Music History Conference

At the annual Teaching Music History Conference at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Matt Baumer and Kevin Burke presented a paper titled, “Beyond Appreciation: A New Philosophy for Intro to Music Courses.”

Posted on 6/21/2016 2:36:48 PM

Music Students and Faculty Perform at International Conference

Members of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio, along with Professor of Tuba Zach Collins and Professor of Horn Heidi Lucas, performed at the 2016 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference held in Knoxville, Tenn.

Posted on 6/13/2016 9:46:35 PM

Wong Doe Presents Piano Ensembles Clinic at PMTA Conference

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe presented a clinic on piano ensembles at the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association annual conference on June 11, 2016.

Posted on 6/13/2016 2:15:09 PM

IUP Hosts Summer Music Festival

The third International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators will be held June 13–18, 2016, at IUP, bringing an elite group of performers (including some current IUP music faculty) from across the country to IUP. The concerts will be free and open to the public.

Posted on 6/10/2016 9:10:54 AM

Kim Performs at Yellow Springs Piano Festival

IUP piano faculty member Sun Min Kim performed a solo recital in the Yellow Springs Piano Festival, which took place May 13–15, 2016, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Posted on 6/3/2016 6:49:51 PM

IUP Music Faculty Perform at Area Schools

IUP faculty members Mary Hastings (voice), Linda Jennings (cello), and Sun Min Kim (piano) presented performances and workshops at schools in central Pennsylvania on May 10–12, 2016.

Posted on 6/1/2016 5:55:08 PM

Beeken Adjudicates Across the Northeast

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated multiple festivals for Music In The Parks throughout the month of May 2016.

Posted on 6/1/2016 10:56:06 AM

IUP Brass Faculty Perform at Area Schools

The IUP Faculty Brass Quintet, known as the HoodleBug Brass, performed at eight area schools on May 9-11, 2016.

Posted on 5/13/2016 11:58:54 AM

Baumer Presents on Music and Charity

Associate Professor of Music History Matt Baumer gave a paper titled "Who Benefits from a Benefit Concert? Music and Philanthropy in 1980s Pittsburgh" at the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Chatham University on March 19, 2016.

Posted on 5/11/2016 9:51:36 AM

Kim Performs in Pennsylvania and Delaware

Sun Min Kim returned from his concert tour in two states.

Posted on 5/2/2016 1:47:07 PM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 4 SongFest

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, conducted SongFest for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Festival on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Posted on 5/2/2016 10:48:15 AM

Kim Performs Piano/Cello Duo Recital in Tulsa

Sun Min Kim, assistant professor of piano, performed a piano/cello duo recital with cellist Bree Ahern in the Evenings at the Bernsen concert series on March 11, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted on 4/27/2016 10:05:26 AM

Kim Adjudicates Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim adjudicated the Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 17, 2015.

Posted on 4/26/2016 1:57:11 PM

Doe Performs Solo Piano Recital at Lunchtime Recital Series

IUP piano faculty member Wong Doe performed a solo recital at the Tuesday Noon Lunch series at First Lutheran Church in Johnstown on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Posted on 4/20/2016 10:00:58 AM

Guest Cellist to Perform at IUP on April 24

Meredith Blecha-Wells, Associate Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University, will perform a recital with music of Martinu and Prokofiev with IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim.

Posted on 4/19/2016 5:21:48 PM

Faculty Recital Pays Homage to J.S. Bach

IUP Music faculty Christine Clewell (organ, harpsichord), Stanley Chepaitis (baroque violin), and Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo-soprano voice) will perform repertoire written for organ, violin, harpsichord and alto in different combinations for a recital May 1.

Posted on 4/17/2016 10:59:23 PM

Beeken Adjudicates and Clinics at Seneca Valley High School

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment held at Seneca Valley High School on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Posted on 4/15/2016 8:09:54 AM

Legacy Brass to Present Spring 2016 Recital

The LegacyBrass Quintet will present its spring 2016 recital on Tuesday, April19, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall onthe IUP campus. This program is free andopen to the general public.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:35:53 PM

2016 IUP Jazz Festival To be Held April 30

TheDepartment of Music of Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents the 16thannual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m., featuring the IUP JazzBand and the IUP Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:31:00 PM

Brass Faculty Premiere New Work

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet-in-residence, premiered Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra on April 10 with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of alumnus Roger Tabler.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:45:12 PM

Paul Conducts PMEA Region III Band Festival

Director of Bands Timothy Paul conducted the PMEA Region III Band Festival in Juanita Valley, Pa. on March 10–12, 2016.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:31:03 PM

Beeken Leads Pennsylvania All-State Choir

Director of Choral Studies Dr. Ryan Beeken conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choir in Hershey, Pa., on March 30 through April 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/4/2016 2:23:06 PM

New Liberal Studies Elective for Fall 2016: MUHI 223, World Musical Cultures

The Music Department is offering a new course focusing on musical cultures around the world for fall 2016. This course will fulfill the Liberal Studies elective in the Global and Multicultural Awareness (GMA) and Global Citizenship (GZ) categories.

Posted on 3/30/2016 2:09:49 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Lectures for PMEA Region 1

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented two sessions to area choral teachers at the Region 1 Festival for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

Posted on 3/30/2016 9:55:17 AM

Beeken Conducts Blair County Junior High Festival

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Blair County JH Choral Festival in Claysburg, Pa. on March 14-15, 2016.

Posted on 3/29/2016 1:36:27 PM

Collins Conducts Junior High District Band

On March 22, 2016, Zach Collins conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 5 ninth grade band at Mars Area High School. Collins worked with 85 students throughout the day in rehearsals and in a concert of works for wind band.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:02:52 PM

Professional Women’s Music Fraternity to Host Instrument Petting Zoo

Sigma Alpha Iota professional women’s music fraternity will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” in Cogswell Hall on April 30, 2016, to give children ages eightand above (third grade and older) a chance to try out any and all of the basic bandinstruments that might be available to them in school.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:42:45 PM

Baunoch and Kim Give Recital at Bowling Green

Joseph Baunoch and Sun Min Kim, Department of Music, were invited to give a recital at Bowling Green State University on March 19, 2016. The concert featured works by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, and Cole Porter.

Posted on 3/28/2016 11:07:38 AM

IUP Percussion Ensemble Presents Spring Concert in Fisher

The IUP Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Kingan, will perform its final concert of the semester on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Fisher Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Posted on 3/24/2016 2:12:55 PM

Department of Music Hosts Tubaphonium Day

Zach Collins and the students in the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio hosted the second annual Tubaphonium Day on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Posted on 3/24/2016 12:05:46 AM

Trumpet Players: Join in on Trumpet Day, April 16

Trumpet Day at IUP is an all-dayevent on Saturday, April 16, for trumpet players from eighth grade through adult. Musicians interested in participating should register.

Posted on 3/21/2016 3:33:36 PM

Denison Presents on Becoming a Music Teacher

Craig Denison’s poster “Reflections on Becoming Music Teachers” was presented at the National Association for Music Education Research and Researchers conferences in Atlanta as part of a larger project on examining personal narrative on veteran music teacher identity.

Posted on 3/21/2016 3:19:29 PM

Music Alumni Perform in China

Vocalists Keileigh Koch (BFA '14) and Jonathan Walker-Vankuren (BFA '15) traveled to China with Michigan State University to perform an opera in conjunction with the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Posted on 3/14/2016 7:16:00 PM

Baunoch Presents Masterclass at MSU

On March 11, 2016, Joseph Baunoch was invited to Michigan State University to present a vocal masterclass. He worked with both undergraduate and graduate students on various art song and operatic literature.

Posted on 3/14/2016 6:36:35 PM

IUP In National Spotlight With Organ Composition World Premier

The IUP Music Department again takes center stage on Sunday, March 13, when the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee presents Kola Olowabi, for a recital featuring the premiere of Sept Hommages, the winning composition of the 2016 Pogorzelski Yankee Memorial Composition Competition.

Posted on 3/2/2016 11:52:41 AM

IUP Percussion Ensemble Goes On Tour

The IUP Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Kingan, will perform for high school and middle school students around the state of Pennsylvania in March 2016.

Posted on 2/29/2016 4:51:43 PM

Music Professors Visit Purchase Line Schools

IUP Department of Music faculty members Heidi Lucas (horn) and Zach Collins (tuba) taught and performed for students at Purchase Line Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High School.

Posted on 2/26/2016 11:01:47 PM

Collins Performs Recital in Texas

Zach Collins, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at IUP, performed a recital and gave two master classes at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.

Posted on 2/25/2016 8:54:45 PM

Guest Pianist to Perform Recital on February 29

Fulbright Scholar Moonjung Kim will be giving a guest recital featuring the four Ballades of Chopin on Monday, February 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 2/25/2016 5:57:31 PM

Third Annual Monster Piano Concert Set for Saturday

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana Chapter of the Music Teachers' National Association, will present its third annual Monster Piano Concert on Saturday, February 27, at 2:30 p.m.

Posted on 2/25/2016 8:22:15 AM

IUP Symphony Orchestra Presents Brandenburg Concerti

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stanley Chepaitis, will present the cycle of six “Brandenburg Concerti” by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, in the DeCicco Room in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 2/18/2016 11:54:36 AM

Guest Cellist To Perform Multimedia Program on February 22

Visiting cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia will present a program of contemporary cello music titled “Not So Alone” on Monday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall.

Posted on 2/15/2016 9:22:53 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Presents TrumpetFest 2016

TrumpetFest 2016 is scheduled for February 18 through 21, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty and guest artist Joseph Nibley.

Posted on 2/15/2016 8:50:45 AM

Beeken Visits Perry County

Ryan Beeken recently served as the guest conductor for the Perry County Senior High Honor Choir near Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 2/9/2016 9:01:03 AM

Dickinson Presents Faculty Trombone Recital

Christian Dickinson will present a solo recital on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. He will be joined by faculty colleagues Kevin Eisensmith, Sun Min Kim, and Henry Wong-Doe.

Posted on 2/9/2016 8:58:46 AM

Naval Academy Musician Teaches and Performs at IUP

MUCS Jarrod Williams, tubist with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, taught a master class for the IUP tuba and euphonium studio and performed a recital in Gorell Recital Hall on February 4, 2016.

Posted on 2/5/2016 8:45:38 AM

Beeken Conducts West Virginia Middle School All-State Honor Choir

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of choral studies, served as the 2016 guest conductor for the American Choral Directors Association West Virginia All-State Middle School Honor Choir in Charleston, West Virginia.

Posted on 2/1/2016 11:07:05 AM

Clarinet Choir Performs at PMEA District 4 Band

The IUP Clarinet Choir, directed by Rosemary Brumbelow, performed a program for students participating in District 4 Band on January 29, 2016, at Curwensville High School.

Posted on 1/27/2016 11:27:31 AM

IUP Hosts Northeast Horn Workshop

Heidi Lucas, assistant professor of Horn, and the IUP Department of Music hosted the Northeast Horn Workshop January 22–24, 2016. More than 300 student, amateur, and professional musicians registered to attend the conference.

Posted on 1/25/2016 3:30:30 PM

Olmstead Honored by Ohio University Percussion Ensemble

Gary Olmstead, IUP percussion professor emeritus, was honored in November 2015 as the founder of the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble.

Posted on 1/25/2016 3:28:24 PM

Faculty Ensemble Releases Album

Eastern Standard is pleased to announce the release of a new digital album featuring seven works for horn, tuba, and piano trio that have not previously been recorded. Eastern Standard is comprised of Heidi Lucas (horn), Zach Collins (tuba), and Jacob Ertl (piano).

Posted on 1/19/2016 8:37:14 PM

Beeken Presents at Florida Music Educators

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented an invited session titled "The Choral Art: The Human Art" for the 2016 Florida Music Educators Association annual conference.

Posted on 1/18/2016 4:09:39 PM

Kim Presents at Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Conference

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim was invited as a clinician at the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association East District Conference.

Posted on 1/17/2016 6:51:51 PM

Kim Performs at Marshall University and McNeese State University

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim returned from his residencies from two universities.

Posted on 1/17/2016 6:48:28 PM

Kim Performs at Bogota International Piano Festival

IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim performed two solo recitals at the Bogotà International Piano Festival in Bogotà, Colombia on December 3, 2015.

Posted on 1/17/2016 6:45:10 PM

Crimson Hawks String Festival on March 19

The first Crimson Hawks String Festival for alumni and high school students will take place Saturday, March 19, 2016. This one-day event will include string pedagogy sessions, Festival Orchestra and Cello Choir rehearsals for participants, and an informal recital featuring IUP faculty.

Posted on 1/15/2016 3:00:05 PM

IUP’s “The Tender Land” Named Finalist in American Prize Competition

IUP’s Fall 2014 production of “The Tender Land” won second place in the Opera Production category of the American Prize Competition.

Posted on 1/15/2016 8:59:07 AM

Wong Doe Gives Piano Master Class at School of the Arts, Singapore

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a piano master class to three students at the School of the Arts in Singapore on January 12, 2016.

Posted on 1/14/2016 4:19:50 PM

IUP String Project Still Accepting Applications for the Spring Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on January 19.

Posted on 1/13/2016 5:03:13 PM

Indiana Symphonic Winds/Concert Band To Hold Auditions

Auditions for the Indiana Symphonic Winds/Concert Band will take place on Tuesday, January 19, and Monday, January 25, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 1/12/2016 4:36:35 PM

Faculty Brass Quintet Tours Eastern Pa. and N.J.

The HoodleBug Brass, the IUP faculty brass quintet, performed a tour of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey over winter break.

Posted on 1/12/2016 3:41:37 PM

Graduate Student Wins Position at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Choral Conducting master’s candidate Jessica Zelenack has accepted a position as unit director and Children’s Choir director at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Posted on 1/12/2016 12:05:10 PM

Beeken Conducts in New York Finger Lakes

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as the 2016 guest conductor for the Onondaga County Music Education Music Festival.

Posted on 1/12/2016 11:53:17 AM

Caulder Serves as Guest Conductor for Westmoreland Senior High County Band

Stephanie Caulder served as the guest conductor for the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association Senior High County Band on December 3–4, 2015.

Posted on 12/10/2015 1:58:07 PM

Collins Conducts Cambria County Band

Zach Collins conducted the 2015 Cambria County Senior High Band on December 4. The festival was held at Cambria Heights Senior High School.

Posted on 12/8/2015 8:14:08 AM

Voice Professor Records “Dichterliebe” for Radio Television Hong Kong

A recording of “Dichterliebe” by new IUP voice faculty member Oliver Lo was broadcasted by Radio Television Hong Kong on Sept 27, 2015, and is  available online.

Posted on 12/1/2015 4:44:41 PM

Music Alumna Coleman Releases New Compact Disc Recording

Donna Coleman (IUP 1974), an American-born pianist who has lived in Australia for the past 20 years, is pleased to announce the release of her new compact disc recording, The Lost Lady.

Posted on 11/29/2015 10:30:15 AM

Beeken Conducts Honor Choirs Across Pennsylvania

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken worked with nearly 400 high school students from across the state during the month of November 2015. Beeken was invited by working teachers to interact with high school students in a festival choir setting. He selected repertoire, lead students in rehearsal and performance, and

Posted on 11/24/2015 10:48:15 AM

Faculty Brass Quintet Presents Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present its fall recital on Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall. The program, which will feature music of Russian composers and selections for the season, is free and open to the public.

Posted on 11/14/2015 6:10:21 PM

Hetrick Wins MTNA State Competition

Senior Music Education major Sarah Hetrick won the Music Teachers National Association state level Young Artist Woodwind category. For this competition, she prepared and performed a 30-minute recital of an extremely challenging solo saxophone repertoire with IUP alumni piano accompanist, Andrew Milliken. Hetrick i

Posted on 11/11/2015 10:40:33 AM

IUP Jazz Ensemble to Present Fall Concert

The IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith, will present its annual fall jazz concert on Friday, November 13. The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus.

Posted on 11/6/2015 11:39:12 AM

IUP Trumpets to Present Two Recitals on November 12

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual fall recital on Thursday, November 12, in DiCicco Hall in the Cogswell music building on the IUP campus. The program, which is free and open to the general public, begins at 6:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/6/2015 9:25:37 AM

Student Very Selected to Participate in State Conducting Competition

Anna Very, senior music education major, was one of six undergraduate choral conductors chosen to compete at the 2015 Pennsylvania-American Choral Directors Association Undergraduate Conducting Competition. Very prepared two rehearsals for the competition and worked with a choir from Lower Dauphin High School. Ver

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:10:56 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Session for National Conference

On October 26, 2015, Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, presented the invited session “Color Outside the Lines, Think Outside the Box: Empowering Creativity and Collaboration in the Choral Rehearsal” for the National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Beeken

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:05:33 PM

Additional Opportunities to Hear Cantus

The IUP Libraries and the Lively Arts will feature the men's vocal ensemble Cantus in their first noontime outreach as part of the Mary Jane Schafer Memorial series. It takes place from 12:00–1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, in the Stapleton Library Commons next to Java City. The public

Posted on 10/29/2015 3:09:21 PM

Denison Research on Harmonic Discrimination Published

Craig Denison's research on the testing of pitch discrimination of simultaneous tones is now available in the Journal Research Perspectives in Music Education.

Posted on 10/28/2015 3:58:50 PM

Cellist and Pianist to Perform Guest Recital

Visiting cellist Benjamin Whitcomb and pianist VincentdeVries will present an afternoon of chamber music on Saturday, October 31,2015, at 2:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, Room 121. Admission is free.  Theprogram will feature the Twelve Variations on “Ein Madchen oderWeibchen” by Ludwig van Beethoven, and

Posted on 10/20/2015 3:47:20 PM

Wong Doe Performs at Brussels Piano Festival

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed a solo recital at the Brussels Piano Festival in Brussels, Belgium on October 13, 2015. The series featured four pianists selected internationally over four weeks in October. The recital was held in the beautiful Gothic Hall in the Grand Place in Brussels. Professor Won

Posted on 10/19/2015 4:58:26 PM

New Work for Organ, Voices, and Woodwind Quintet to be Premiered

The College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music will present the premiere of Dan Locklair's INITIAL MEMORIES: A Divertimento for Organ and Wind Quintet, on Saturday, November 7, at 3 p.m. A pre-concert presentation by the composer will be given at 2:15 p.m. Both the concert and presentation are free and open

Posted on 10/17/2015 1:35:19 AM

Music Faculty Performs in Russia

The IUP Faculty Woodwind and Brass Quintets departed for Russia on Sunday, October 11, 2015, to begin a 10-day tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow. The two quintets performed a preview concert on Thursday, October 8 (see photos). Their tour program features works by American composers for woodwind quintet and brass qu

Posted on 10/8/2015 10:30:32 PM

IUP Music Theater Recruiting Young Performers

IUP Music Theater is recruiting young performers (non-singing), ages five to nine, for “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, presented on October 31 at 7:00 p.m. and November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/2/2015 3:24:13 PM

Collegiate Chapter of American Choral Directors Association Hosts Alumnus Munson

The IUP student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association offered sessions to aspiring choral professionals from the IUP community. Singers, conductors, and music lovers from across campus interacted with Mark Munson, director of choral activities at Bowling Green State University.

Posted on 10/1/2015 7:47:17 PM

IUP To Host More Than 160 Chorus Students

On Tuesday, October 6, the IUP Choral Program will host the second annual Crimson Hawk Invitational Choral Conference.

Posted on 10/1/2015 7:37:31 PM

Beeken is Guest Artist at Bowling Green State University

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken recently returned from a residency at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio.

Posted on 10/1/2015 7:28:27 PM

IUP Community Music School Band Part of Homecoming Concert

The Indiana Symphonic Winds, the community band for IUP Community Music School, will perform its first concert of the fall semester at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, in Fisher Auditorium as part of the IUP Music Department’s Homecoming Concert, titled “A New Beginning.” The performance will be the

Posted on 9/30/2015 12:51:16 PM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, hosted its Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival in Cogswell and Gorell halls on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Festival participants included five local piano students and one IUP piano major. The guest adjudicator was Nanette Kaplan

Posted on 9/30/2015 9:50:12 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Travels to Cleveland to Hear Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Seventeen members of the IUP Trumpet Studio traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on September 24 to hear the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra's season-opening performance of Mozart's "Symphony No. 41" (Jupiter) and "An Alpine Symphony" by Strauss. Following the performance, Michael Sachs, principal trumpeter with the CSO, met w

Posted on 9/29/2015 9:40:36 AM

Denison to Present Poster at Society of Music Teacher Education Conference

Craig Denison’s research poster “Transitions to Teacherhood: Reflections on Becoming Music Teachers” will be presented to the Society of Music Teacher Education September 17–19 at the Society’s 2015 conference in Greensboro, N.C. The poster investigates a music education student’s journey to becoming and identifying

Posted on 9/14/2015 6:28:30 PM

Music Alumni to Perform in ATLAS Tuba Quartet

Geoff Durbin (’07) and Mike Waddell (’12) will perform as members of the ATLAS Tuba and Euphonium Quartet on Tuesday, September 15, at 5:00 p.m. in Cogswell 121. In addition to Durbin and Waddell, ATLAS also includes Matt Hightower and Andy Smith as members. They will be performing a program that includes composition

Posted on 9/14/2015 12:11:06 PM

Music Education Students Rock Out

Eight music education students and two IUP faculty members achieved Level 1 certification in Modern Band Pedagogy August 30 at Slippery Rock University. This Modern Band training was provided by Little Kids Rock , whose mission is to provide free training, instruments, and resources to teachers who want to run rocki

Posted on 9/10/2015 1:57:26 PM

Guest Performers on Percussion Ensemble Concert Include Honors College Alumna

Mobius Percussion, including founding member and IUP alumna Mika Godbole, will share a concert with the IUP Percussion Ensemble on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Gorell Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m. Godbole graduated from IUP in 2002 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Percussion Performance) and a minor in philosophy. S

Posted on 9/7/2015 3:10:08 PM

Alumna Berry to Debut with Wichita Grand Opera

Anna Berry (BFA 2013) will make her debut with the Wichita Grand Opera in Wichita, Kans. in the role of Iza in The Grand Dutchess by Jaques Offenbach.

Posted on 9/3/2015 10:21:14 AM

Baunoch Invited to Teach Voice in Rome

Joseph Baunoch was invited to be on faculty for the Opera Festival di Roma held in Rome, Italy. He spent two weeks in summer 2015 teaching voice students from all over the country.

Posted on 9/1/2015 10:03:18 AM

Airmen of Note to Present Free Concert at IUP

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Corps dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians, including one vocalist. The “Note” will offer a free concert at IUP on Tuesday,

Posted on 8/26/2015 8:53:47 AM

Auditions for the IUP Concert Band

The Department of Music at IUP is pleased to announce auditions for the IUP Concert Band, a college/community ensemble that will give multiple performances during the fall semester.

Posted on 8/21/2015 11:00:55 AM

Beeken Headlines Choral Directors Conference in Alabama

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as the headlining clinician for the 2015 Alabama Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Summer Conference.

Posted on 8/20/2015 12:00:06 PM

Music Professors Lucas and Collins Perform in Los Angeles

IUP music faculty members Heidi Lucas (horn) and Zach Collins (tuba) performed with Nazareth College faculty member, Jacob Ertl (piano), at the International Horn Symposium.

Posted on 8/10/2015 10:54:52 AM

Wong Doe Performs in South Africa and Singapore

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed three solo recitals in South Africa in July, and a solo recital in Singapore.

Posted on 8/10/2015 10:40:14 AM

Music Professor Solos with Hollidaysburg Community Band

Heidi Lucas performed Claude T. Smith’s “Three Contrasts for Horn and Band,” Jack Stamp’s “Concert Piece for Horn and Band,” and James Ployhar’s “Horns on the Run” with the Hollidaysburg Community Band, under the direction of Doug Stephens, on June 28, 2015.

Posted on 7/2/2015 1:20:27 PM

Music Faculty and Student Participate in International Collaboration

IUP faculty members Timothy Paul, Heidi Lucas, and Rosemary Brumbelow and graduate student Brittan Braddock participated in the 2015 International Fellowship for Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators.

Posted on 6/24/2015 3:33:51 PM

Wong Doe performs with Auckland Chamber Orchestra

IUP music professor and pianist Henry Wong Doe performed Hindemiths Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36/1 with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland New Zealand on June 21.

Posted on 6/22/2015 9:58:24 PM

IUP Music Alumnus Wins Film Scoring Contest

Jeremy Leidhecker, BSEd ’09, was named the winner of the 2015 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers.

Posted on 6/16/2015 1:04:39 PM

IUP Trumpet Professor Participates in 2015 International Trumpet Conference

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week conference of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) held in Columbus, Ohio.

Posted on 6/14/2015 11:09:44 AM

Choral Faculty Present Clinics Across State

Director of Choral Studies, Ryan Beeken, visited several schools throughout the state interacting with nearly 1000 high school choristers.

Posted on 5/29/2015 9:24:34 AM

Brass Faculty Perform at Area High Schools

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet at IUP, performed a three-day recital tour to local high schools.

Posted on 5/26/2015 9:55:56 AM

Beeken Adjudicates for Music in the Parks

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated for the Music in the Parks at Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Posted on 5/19/2015 3:32:24 PM

Beeken Adjudicates PMEA Music Performance Assessment

On May 7, 2015, Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as an adjudicator for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment at Hickory High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/12/2015 10:35:17 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 6 SongFest

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken led 175 fifth-grade students from south-central Pennsylvania in song on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Posted on 5/11/2015 11:12:43 AM

Choral Students Join Staff at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Music education senior Anna Selene Very and master’s candidate in choral conducting Jessica Zelenack are excited to join the Blue Lake staff.

Posted on 5/11/2015 11:09:15 AM

IUP Symphony Orchestra’s Academic Year Grand Finale

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Martynuik, will present its final concert of the academic year on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 4/24/2015 12:46:59 PM

IUP Jazz Festival 2015

The Department of Music presents the 15th annual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 2, with the IUP Jazz Band and theIUP Jazz Ensemble, and featuring flautist Jim Walker as guest conductor.

Posted on 4/22/2015 7:37:39 PM

IUP String Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary on April 25

The IUP String Project will host its annual Spring Student Recital on Saturday morning, April 25, featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass students in solo and ensemble performances, followed by a reception.

Posted on 4/22/2015 1:54:42 PM

Department of Music Celebrates Jack Stamp

After 25 years as IUP’s director of Bands, Jack Stamp has announced his retirement effective the end of the spring 2015 semester. A final gala concert weekend is planned for April 24, 25, and 26. Alumni and friends are invited to join the IUP Department of Music in celebrating the career of Dr. Stamp.

Posted on 4/20/2015 4:45:53 PM

IUP Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Spring 2015 Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present their recital on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located in John Sutton Hall. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 4/14/2015 6:07:51 PM

IUP Community Music School Announces Spring Recitals

The IUP Community Music School will present two spring recitals featuring students enrolled in the school. Both recitals will be in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, with the first taking place on Saturday, April 18, and the second on Saturday, April 25.

Posted on 4/14/2015 1:57:52 PM

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble Tours and Performs at Conference

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, comprised of members of the tuba and euphonium studio, performed concerts at area high schools on April 9 and were invited to perform a concert at the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference on April 11.

Posted on 4/14/2015 11:43:38 AM

Colossal Choral-Orchestral Collaboration

The IUP Vocal Arts Area combined forces with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Blair Concert Chorale to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Posted on 4/13/2015 8:33:57 AM

Indiana Community Choir to Participate in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Performance

The Indiana Community Choir from the IUP Community Music School will be one of four choirs joining forces with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 11, in a performance of one of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s most famous works, his Symphony No. 9, “the Choral.”

Posted on 4/7/2015 10:47:18 AM

IUP String Alumni Festival Postponed to 2015–16

The IUP String Alumni Festival, with special guest Scott Laird, originally scheduled for April 24–25, 2015, has been postponed to the next school year.

Posted on 4/6/2015 2:53:57 PM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed a recital and gave a master class at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on March 31 and April 1, 2015.

Posted on 4/6/2015 10:27:14 AM

IUP Trumpets to Present Two Recitals

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual spring recital on Sunday, April 12, in DiCicco Hall in the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Posted on 4/3/2015 11:49:27 AM

Alumnus Berry Wins National Vocal Competition

Anna Berry (BFA ’13) has won the Kristin Lewis Foundations 2015 national competition. The prize includes an all-expense-paid trip to Vienna to study with famed Wagnerian Soprano Carol Byers.

Posted on 3/30/2015 11:22:43 AM

IUP Student Chapter of American Choral Conductors Association Hosts College Exchange

The IUP ACDA student chapter hosted the Kent State University Chorale and their conductor, Scott MacPherson, on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Posted on 3/24/2015 9:35:10 AM

Beeken Guest Artist for Ithaca College

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as a guest artist for the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, on March 18–20, 2015.

Posted on 3/24/2015 9:29:55 AM

Beeken Presents Session for West Virginia Music Educators Association

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to present a session for the 2015 West Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, “Orchestrating Success.”

Posted on 3/17/2015 12:13:40 PM

IUP Music Alumni Collaborate on World Premiere

IUP Music alumni Robert Read and Jeremy Leidhecker recently collaborated on the world premiere of Leidhecker’s composition “Dear Stephanie” at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., on March 10, 2015.

Posted on 3/15/2015 1:05:44 PM

Beeken Conducts Region 1 Honor Choir

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region 1 Honor Choir in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/3/2015 12:29:35 PM

Wildcat Regiment Band Presents Commemorative Plaque and Scholarship Donation to Music Department

On Tuesday, February 17, members of the Wildcat Regiment Band gathered to present music faculty members Jack Stamp and Jason Worzbyt with a plaque commemorating the ensemble's latest recording, "Music from the Port Royal Band 1863-1864."

Posted on 2/28/2015 11:51:57 AM

Choral Program Presents “And the Time Is”

The IUP Choral Program will present a concert on March 1, 2015 in Gorell Recital Hall. The program centers upon a new composition for percussion, cello, piano, and choir composed by IUP Director of Bands Jack Stamp and written by Samuel Hazo, Pennsylvania’s inaugural poet laureate.

Posted on 2/23/2015 10:35:04 AM

Wong Doe Gives Piano Masterclass at Duquesne University

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano majors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Posted on 2/21/2015 2:46:53 PM

Litton Quartet Hosts a Premiere and Two Guests

The Litton String Quartet’s concert on Tuesday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall will feature the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms, and a new work by the quartet’s first violinist, Stanley Chepaitis.

Posted on 2/17/2015 10:28:00 AM

Lake George Music Festival Presents Concert and Workshops

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will join other Lake George Music Festival musicians for a guest artist and faculty concert on Wednesday, February 18, in Gorell Recital Hall. Other festival events include a chamber music workshop with piano majors, a Q/A forum on music careers, and a master class. All events are free and open to the public.

Posted on 2/13/2015 11:47:33 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio presents TrumpetFest 2015

TrumpetFest 2015 is scheduled for February 19 through 22 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest artist Douglas Wilson.

Posted on 2/10/2015 9:54:32 AM

Indiana Musicale Hosts Second Annual Piano Monster Concert

This two-day, weekend event in Cogswell Hall on February 8, 2015, included piano students from 16 elementary and high schools in Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, and North Allegheny counties.

Posted on 2/9/2015 9:21:09 PM

Beeken Presents Invited Lecture for Ohio Music Educators

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken presented “Pitch is a Specific Address, NOT a Zip Code!” at the 2015 Ohio Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.

Posted on 2/9/2015 10:36:54 AM

Vocal Alumnus Makes Operatic Debut

Samuel Weiser, BSEd 2014, has been cast in Windy City Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme. He will sing the role of Colline on March 13 and 14, 2015 in Chicago, Ill.

Posted on 2/6/2015 11:19:43 AM

Beeken Conducts New York State School Music Association Zone 3 All-State Women's Choir

Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Beeken, recently served as the guest conductor for the NYSSMA Zone 3 Area All-State Women’s Choir.

Posted on 2/2/2015 11:57:20 AM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for the Spring Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Posted on 1/25/2015 3:56:04 PM

Music Department Announces Auditions for IUP Concert Band

Auditions will take place on Monday, January 26. The audition will consist of three minutes of music, of the student’s choice, that best demonstrates his or her performing abilities.

Posted on 1/20/2015 5:32:46 PM

Hetrick Wins Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition

Sarah Hetrick, saxophonist and junior music education major, won first place in the 2015 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 18.

Posted on 1/20/2015 3:23:11 PM

Ertl Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall

IUP Piano faculty member Jacob Ertl was invited to be a guest performer at a concert in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on December 20, 2014.

Posted on 12/13/2014 3:15:43 PM

Beeken Teaches At Univerza v Ljubljani Akademija za glasbo

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, recently returned from an eight-day residency at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music in 2014.

Posted on 12/11/2014 10:29:52 AM

IUP Community Music School Presents Concert

The IUP Community Music School will present a fall/Christmas concert on Sunday, December 21, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 12/10/2014 10:31:42 AM

Room Naming Ceremony for Daniel DiCicco Hall to be held on December 6

The IUP Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the large instrumental rehearsal space in Cogswell Hall as Daniel DiCicco Hall. The official naming ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Posted on 12/1/2014 3:41:25 PM

Beeken Conducts Blair County Senior High Honors Choir

Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, led 125 students from central Pennsylvania through two days of rehearsals and a performance.

Posted on 11/26/2014 1:02:41 PM

IUP Music Students Win State Music Teachers National Association Competition

Several IUP music students performed at the 2014 MTNA State Preliminary Competition on November 23. The winners will compete at the MTNA Eastern Division Competition on January 10–11, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 11/25/2014 1:56:38 PM

Firestone Wins Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition

Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition.

Posted on 11/20/2014 10:13:26 AM

Wong Doe Guest Artist at West Virginia Music Teachers Association State Conference

IUP Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe was the guest artist at the 2014 West Virginia Music Teachers Association state conference, held at Fairmont State University, November 13–15.

Posted on 11/16/2014 4:18:59 PM

IUP Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Fall 2014 Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present their recital on Tuesday, December 2, in Gorell Recital Hall. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 11/11/2014 1:09:14 PM

Faculty Trio to Perform in Pennsylvania and New York

Eastern Standard, a new music faculty chamber ensemble, will perform an on-campus recital on Thursday, November 13, followed by visits to Penn State and Long Island, N.Y.

Posted on 11/11/2014 8:41:57 AM

IUP Bands Present a Weekend of Concerts

The Department of Music begins a weekend of band concerts, November 14–16, with the IUP Symphony and Concert Bands, continuing with the IUP Wind Ensemble and the University Chamber Singers, Chorale, and Chorus, and concluding with the annual Bands in Review concert.

Posted on 11/7/2014 10:28:32 AM

The Chamber Music of Alvin Singleton

The IUP Music Department will present an evening of music on Thursday, November 13, by world-renowned African-American composer Alvin Singleton, who will be on campus for a three-day celebration of his music.

Posted on 11/7/2014 10:25:21 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 5 Honors Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5 Honors Choir on November 1, 2014.

Posted on 11/3/2014 9:38:48 AM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble Recital, November 11

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its free annual fall recital on Tuesday, November 11, in Gorell Recital Hall in John Sutton Hall on the IUP campus.

Posted on 11/1/2014 5:29:58 PM

Beeken Conducts Louisiana All State Choir

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Louisiana All State Men’s Choir October 23–25, 2014 in New Orleans.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:27:58 AM

Beeken Busy as Guest Conductor

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, recently returned from guest conducting festivals in Iowa and Ohio.

Posted on 10/16/2014 1:08:12 PM

Want To Learn Piano? Department of Music Elective Offerings

The IUP Department of Music will offer several elective courses in spring 2015 for music majors and non-majors.

Posted on 10/15/2014 10:07:58 AM

Ertl Performs Guest Recital for Alia Musica in Pittsburgh

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will perform a guest piano recital for Alia Musica, a new Pittsburgh-based music organization, on Sunday, November 9.

Posted on 10/13/2014 12:49:26 PM

Guest Artist Vauth to Present Piano Recital and Master Class

Henning Vauth will present a master class on Wednesday, October 8, and perform a piano recital that evening. Both events are free and open to the public.

Posted on 10/3/2014 10:44:26 AM

Play in a Community Band!

Did you play in band in high school or college? Ever wish you kept playing? The Indiana Symphonic Winds (community band of the IUP Community Music School) is looking for members.

Posted on 9/12/2014 3:42:03 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in the Indiana area, is accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on September 10.

Posted on 8/31/2014 2:13:36 PM

Jennings Leads First Cello Workshops and Performs World Premieres in Thailand

In July and August of 2014, Linda Jennings was invited to lead cello pedagogy and performance workshops in Bangkok and Chiang Rai, the first programs of this kind in Thailand.

Posted on 8/31/2014 12:27:36 PM

Stamp Busy As Guest Speaker Clinician This Summer

Jack Stamp, director of Band Studies at IUP, had a busy summer appearing as a guest clinician at the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota as well as serving as the keynote speaker for the the Florida Bandmasters Association summer 2014 meetings.

Posted on 8/21/2014 11:35:16 AM

Wong Doe Performs Grieg with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

IUP Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor” with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on August 7, 2014.

Posted on 8/7/2014 5:58:42 PM

Ertl Invited as Performing Artist at Lake George Music Festival

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will join the performing artist roster for his second season at the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, August 14–21, 2014.

Posted on 8/7/2014 4:37:17 PM

Wong Doe Releases Second Solo Disc: “Landscape Preludes”

IUP piano faculty Dr. Henry Wong Doe released his second solo album on Rattle Records to critical acclaim. He performed six of the tracks at a release event in Auckland, New Zealand, in July 2014.

Posted on 7/27/2014 7:15:37 PM

Music Student Advocates for Music Education on Capitol Hill

Nicole Bradley, a junior BS Music Education student, participated in the National Association for Music Education’s Collegiate Advocacy Summit on June 26–28, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 7/2/2014 3:41:44 PM

Eisensmith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Trumpet Guild

Kevin Eisensmith, Department of Music, was honored at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference as one of three recipients of the ITG Award of Merit.

Posted on 6/23/2014 3:06:54 PM

Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ Installation Complete

The IUP Department of Music announces the installation of the Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ, leased to Indiana University of Pennsylvania by the American Guild of Organists.

Posted on 6/23/2014 2:38:01 PM

Alumna Selected as Creative Community Fellow

Justina Crawford-Williams (BS Music Education, 2010) has been selected by National Arts Strategies to participate in the first cohort of the Creative Community Fellows.

Posted on 6/20/2014 3:31:19 PM

Ertl Invited as Featured Artist at Dakota Sky International Piano Festival

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will be a featured artist at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival from June 13–24, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he will give numerous performances and teach in the Young Artist Program.

Posted on 6/13/2014 1:19:27 AM

Wong Doe Performs with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 24 and 25, 2014.

Posted on 5/29/2014 8:21:47 AM

Professor and Students Perform at International Tuba Euphonium Conference

Zach Collins and students of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio traveled to Bloomington, Ind., to present invited performances at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Posted on 5/26/2014 2:05:02 PM

Sabbatical Has Music Professor Busy With World Premieres and Guest Conducting

Jack Stamp has had a busy sabbatical with eight guest-conducting appearances and two world premiere performances of original compositions, plus serving as a recording producer for two separate projects.

Posted on 5/12/2014 4:49:02 PM

IUP Jazz Festival 2014

The Department of Music at IUP presents the 14th annual IUP Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 3, with the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, and featuring guest conductor Alan Baylock.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:58:07 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Recital on May 1

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual spring recital on Thursday, May 1. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:32:26 PM

IUP Hoodlebug Brass Quintet Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass presented their Spring 2014 recital on Tuesday, April 29.

Posted on 4/8/2014 12:25:46 PM

Music in the Orendorff Commons Features Joe’s Legacy

The Orendorff Music Library will feature the localfamily group Joe’s Legacy in a concert and jam session on Friday, April 11,2014.

Posted on 4/7/2014 4:32:47 PM

Wong Doe is Guest Performer for “Beauty Prevails on Its Own Terms”

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe was invited as guest performer to premiere a chamber work at the Misciagna Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona on Sunday, April 13.

Posted on 4/7/2014 2:01:47 PM

Duo Pianists Perform “Piano Postcards”

Pianists Susan Wheatley and Daniel Perlongo will perform Perlongo’s two works composed for their piano duo on Tuesday, April 8, in Gorell Recital Hall (free admission).

Posted on 4/4/2014 9:13:39 AM

Rising Star Pianist Re Zhang Presents Guest Artist Recital

Pianist Re Zhang will present a guest artist recital on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/31/2014 12:10:00 PM

Renowned Pianist Robert Shannon Presents Master Class

On April 7, 2014, Professor Robert Shannon, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will give a two-hour master class in Gorell Recital Hall to piano majors, followed by a question and answer session.

Posted on 3/31/2014 11:51:57 AM

IUP Horn Professor Scandrett to Present Farewell Recital

Jack Scandrett, associate professor of Horn at IUP, will present his farewell recital on Monday, March 31, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 3/24/2014 5:45:49 PM

Beeken Presents on Relationship Between Chorus and Conductor-Teacher

Via a peer-review process, director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to serve as one of 12 presenters for this year’s Southwest American Choral Directors Association Division Convention.

Posted on 3/24/2014 11:45:44 AM

CornoCopius (Lots of Horn) Festival 2014

IUP Horn professor Jack Scandrett will present the annual CornoCopius Festival on March 29–31, featuring the IUP Horn studio and alumni and faculty performances in 121 Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 3/23/2014 9:40:08 PM

Jennings Presents Session on String Music Education

IUP music faculty member Linda Jennings participated as co-organizer and copresenter at a session in the 2014 American String Teachers Association national conference, March 5 in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on 3/13/2014 7:29:20 PM

Chorale and Chamber Singers Perform for Pennsylvania Consort

The University Chorale and Chamber Singers were invited to perform for the Pennsylvania Consort Fine Arts series on March 8, 2014.

Posted on 3/12/2014 12:09:19 PM

IUP Symphony Orchestra to Present Performance

The IUP Symphony Orchestra will present the first of two performances this semester on Friday evening, March 7.

Posted on 2/26/2014 12:08:59 PM

Beeken Conducts Blair County Junior High Honor Choir

IUP Alumnus and secondary vocal music director for Holidaysburg Schools Wendy Jo Nagy, invited Director of Choral Studies, Ryan Beeken, to serve as the 2014 Blair County Junior High Honor Choir guest conductor.

Posted on 2/26/2014 11:50:05 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA Region 3 Honor Choir

IUP director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to serve as the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region 3 Honor Choir director.

Posted on 2/17/2014 3:23:53 PM

World Music and Pop Fusion at IUP’s Festival of Women Composers

The annual Festival of Women Composers celebrates women and songwriting with plenty of love songs for all during Valentine’s week, February 13–15, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 2/7/2014 4:39:02 PM

Alumnus “Fiidla” Brown to Present Concert in New York’s Lincoln Center

Music Alumnus Owen “Fiidla” Brown ’96 will perform at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 14, 2014, in a collaboration between Emmy award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith and the musicians of the Fiidla Brown Quartet.

Posted on 2/4/2014 11:31:05 AM

Wildcat Regiment Band Concert

As part of TrumpetFest 2014, Indiana’s own Wildcat Regiment Band will perform a free concert in Gorell Hall on the IUP campus on Saturday, February 22 beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/4/2014 9:33:45 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio presents TrumpetFest 2014

TrumpetFest 2014 is scheduled for February 22–24, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty.

Posted on 2/4/2014 9:32:33 AM

Crimson Children's Choir Seeks New Voices

The Crimson Children’s Choir of the IUP Community Music School seeks new singers who are in grades 3–8. Singers do not need music reading skills but must be able to match pitch and be available for a concert the weekend of May 16–18.

Posted on 1/29/2014 3:39:02 PM

IUP Community Band Needs Woodwind Players

The Indiana Symphonic Winds, the noncredit community band of IUP’s new Community Music School, seeks woodwind players. The ensemble meets 7:00–9:00 p.m. Tuesdays.

Posted on 1/29/2014 3:29:44 PM

Collins Performs Recital in Moscow

Department of Music faculty member Zach Collins traveled to Moscow, Russia, in January 2014 to perform at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Posted on 1/28/2014 8:19:11 AM

Beeken Guest Artist at Ohio State University

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken was invited to spend a three-day residency, from January 14-16, 2014, at The Ohio State University.

Posted on 1/21/2014 10:19:02 AM

Beeken Conducts PMEA District 3 Honor Choir

Clarion-Limestone High School and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District 3 hosted Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, for the 2014 honor choir.

Posted on 1/17/2014 11:53:48 AM

Music Department Alumni to Participate in Emerging Leaders Program

Rebecca Zabinski and Jennifer Barton will participate in the League of American Orchestras’ newly created two-year Emerging Leaders Program.

Posted on 1/13/2014 9:06:15 AM

IUP Choirs Present Free Seasonal Concert

On Saturday, December 7, the IUP Choirs will perform songs of the season in a free concert at St. Thomas Moore beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 12/5/2013 8:49:41 AM

Wong Doe Performs and Teaches in Singapore and Malaysia

IUP piano faculty Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass, private lessons, and a recital in Singapore and Malaysia during Thanksgiving 2013 break.

Posted on 12/2/2013 11:58:06 AM

Armstrong County Chorus Welcomes Guest Conductor Beeken

On November 13–14, 2013, Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor for the Armstrong County High School Honor Choir.

Posted on 11/25/2013 9:08:01 AM

Jennings Performs in Chamber Music Concert at University of Central Oklahoma

IUP Music faculty member Linda Jennings was an invited guest performer in a faculty chamber music program honoring Margaret Brisch and her long-time support of the UCO music department.

Posted on 11/22/2013 10:27:49 AM

Beeken Conducts Mucho Macho Men’s Festival

Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken led middle school students at the 10th annual Mucho Macho Men's Festival, a choral festival for young men in Western Pennsylvania. Several IUP choral students assisted Beeken and performed a recital for members of the choir.

Posted on 11/19/2013 2:11:57 PM

Baumer Presents on Objectives for Music History Courses

Matt Baumer, Department of Music, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh on November 8, 2013. Baumer also served as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.

Posted on 11/13/2013 4:59:28 PM

Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present their Fall 2013 recital on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 11/10/2013 1:01:51 PM

University Chorale Receives State Honor

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the University Chorale performed for the American Choral Directors Association State Fall Conference.

Posted on 11/8/2013 3:21:58 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Fall Recital

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its 2013 fall recital on Thursday, November 14, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 10/31/2013 1:43:19 PM

Jazz Weekend at IUP to Feature IUP Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, and IUP Alumni Jazz Band

These three groups will perform on Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 2013, in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/30/2013 4:21:55 PM

October 26 IUP Cello Festival Now Open to All String Players

On Saturday, October 26, the IUP Music Department String Area will host an IUP String Festival, a day-long workshop highlighting guest Matt Turner, Indiana Area School District Director Julianne Laird, and IUP faculty member Linda Jennings. String players of all age and ability levels are encouraged to attend the festival and explore the many facets of string playing.

Posted on 10/21/2013 1:14:57 PM

IUP Orchestra Performs for County School Children

Elementary students from across Indiana County will enjoy the IUP Orchestra, in partnership with the Indiana Area Arts Council, in a performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” on Wednesday, October 16.

Posted on 10/11/2013 11:08:28 AM

Jazz Ensemble to Perform Music of Mary Lou Williams

The IUP Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Eisensmith, will present a lecture/recital featuring the music of Mary Lou Williams in Gorell Recital Hall on Thursday, October 17.

Posted on 10/8/2013 10:49:46 AM

Ertl Performs on the Johnstown Concert Series

Jacob Ertl, assistant professor of piano, will perform on the Johnstown Concert Series on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

Posted on 10/7/2013 10:56:42 AM

IUP Hosts Allegheny Chapter of American Musicological Society

The IUP Music Department will host the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society’s Fall Meeting on October 19, 2013, with papers on subjects ranging from folk tunes to electronic dance music.

Posted on 10/2/2013 9:18:45 PM

Annual Homecoming Concert Features World-Renowned Percussion Soloist

The IUP Bands’ annual Homecoming concert will feature Mark Ford, coordinator of percussion activities at the University of North Texas, in one of his own compositions, “Stubernick Fantasy,” with the IUP Wind Ensemble.

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:57:01 AM

IUP Student Selected to American Choral Directors Association Conducting Finals

Music Education student Tate Dewalt is one of five undergraduate conductors from Pennsylvania selected to compete in the American Choral Directors Association – Pennsylvania annual conducting competition.

Posted on 9/26/2013 2:59:54 PM

Beeken Conducts Southern Invitational Choral Conference

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as the guest conductor for the Southern Inivitational Choral Conference hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi on September 22–25, 2013.

Posted on 9/26/2013 2:55:07 PM

IUP Cello Festival 2013, Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Guest Cellist Matt Turner

The IUP Music Department String Area will host its first IUP Cello Festival, a day-long workshop highlighting guest Matt Turner. Cellists of all age and ability levels are encouraged to attend the festival and explore the many facets of cello playing.

Posted on 9/19/2013 8:05:48 PM

Stamp was Guest Clinician at Two Midwest Universities JS Clinic

Jack Stamp, IUP’s Music Department chair and director of Band Studies, appeared as a guest clinician this summer at the University of South Dakota and the University of Minnesota.

Posted on 9/12/2013 8:52:53 AM

IUP String Project Open House Kicks Off Semester

The IUP String Project will host its opening event of the year on Saturday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Cogswell Hall. The Open House is for new and returning students.

Posted on 9/7/2013 11:39:24 AM

Music Department Announces Alumni Jazz Reunion for Fall 2013

The Alumni Jazz Weekend takes place November 8–10 and includes a reception at Breezedale Alumni Center, rehearsals on Saturday, an evening performance presented by the IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble, and a performance on Sunday afternoon.

Posted on 9/3/2013 10:27:56 AM

New Community Band at IUP

The Indiana Symphonic Winds is a brand-new community band. Auditions for this ensemble will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013. There is no fee to join this ensemble.

Posted on 8/26/2013 8:50:13 AM

Auditions for IUP Concert Band

Did you play an instrument in high school? Would you like to play in a band and earn university credit? Then the IUP Concert Band is perfect for you!

Posted on 8/26/2013 8:41:32 AM

IUP String Project Now Accepting Applications for the Fall Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications through September 9, 2013, for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Posted on 8/20/2013 3:30:30 PM

IUP Community Music School Registration Now Open

The new IUP Community Music School is now open for registration for Indiana, IUP, and the surrounding community. Private, noncredit lessons, classes, and ensembles begin the week of September 3.

Posted on 8/13/2013 12:10:15 PM

Beeken Presents “Programming Masterworks for Any Choir”

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, discussed the many challenges choral directors face in selecting and performing quality choral-orchestral repertoire. He presented at the 2013 Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association conference.

Posted on 8/7/2013 1:43:33 PM

IUP Trumpet Professor and Students attend Orvieto, Italy Trumpet Festival

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week trumpet festival held in Orvieto, Italy. Accompanying him were six of his trumpet students.

Posted on 7/10/2013 3:08:00 PM

Trumpet Professor Eisensmith, Students, and Alumni Attend International Trumpet Guild Conference

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he conducted and performed as part of the annual “Festival of Trumpets” concert.

Posted on 7/2/2013 2:04:23 PM

IUP Music Department Hosts Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Conference

Over 50 music teachers statewide attended the annual Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association conference June 7–9, 2013.

Posted on 6/17/2013 8:06:27 PM

Wong Doe Performs Stravinsky in New Zealand

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe performed Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and will record his third album later this month.

Posted on 6/17/2013 7:42:40 PM

Jennings to Present Lectures, Master Classes, Workshops and Concerts in Thailand

Music faculty member Linda Jennings will copresent lectures, master classes, and concerts at Rangsit and Chulalongkorn Universities in Bangkok and Payap University in Chiang Mai in June 2013.

Posted on 6/3/2013 3:00:50 PM

Beeken Adjudicates Across State

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, was recently invited by several organizations to adjudicate choral festivals throughout Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/22/2013 10:32:52 AM

Keystone Chamber Players Release First Commercial Compact Disc

The Keystone Chamber Players, a resident trio comprised of music faculty members Stephanie Caulder, Jason Worzbyt, and Henry Wong Doe, are proud to announce the release of their first compact disc, entitled Five in the Sun.

Posted on 5/6/2013 12:22:43 PM

Jennings Presents Master Classes and Pedagogy Classes at Several Universities This Spring

Music faculty member Linda Jennings gave master classes to cellists at the University of Texas String Project, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Augusta State University. She gave string pedagogy presentations at Eastern Carolina University.

Posted on 5/2/2013 7:09:56 PM

Jennings Presented World Premieres of Three Compositions in April

Music faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings presented premieres of three new works composed for her and pianist Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse at the University of Central Oklahoma on April 2.

Posted on 5/2/2013 5:58:14 PM

Music Student Elected to State Office

Rachel Di Pilla, a sophomore Music Education major from Haddonfield, New Jersey, was recently elected as the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association Region II coordinator.

Posted on 4/29/2013 8:07:52 AM

IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio and Collins Perform in New York

See a video of the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, performing at the 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Ithaca, N.Y., on April 21.

Posted on 4/24/2013 9:42:47 AM

Wong Doe Gives Masterclass at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to high school piano students on April 23, 2013, at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, Pa.

Posted on 4/24/2013 12:33:38 AM

Student Woodwind Quintet Performs at Music Educators State Conference

The Crimson Winds, a student woodwind quintet sponsored by the Department of Music, performed a half-recital at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual in-service state conference in Erie, Pa., on April 19, 2013.

Posted on 4/23/2013 7:03:21 PM

Beeken and Caulder Present Clinics at State Music Educators Conference

Music faculty members Ryan Beeken and Stephanie Caulder presented invited clinics at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual state conference, held in Erie, Pa., on April 18–20, 2013.

Posted on 4/23/2013 6:50:24 PM

HoodleBug Brass Quintet to Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present their Spring 2013 recital on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus.

Posted on 4/23/2013 1:48:56 PM

Thirteenth Annual IUP Jazz Festival

The IUP Jazz Festival, presented by the IUP Department of Music, will be held in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 4/11/2013 10:30:55 AM

Horner Master Class at Curtis Institute

Ronald Horner, Department of Music, presented a master class on melodic pedal technique for timpani on April 1, 2013, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Posted on 4/9/2013 1:21:07 PM

Wong Doe to Give Solo Recital in Pittsburgh

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe will give a solo recital this Thursday, April 11, at noon at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 4/8/2013 4:47:08 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Recital, April 23

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual spring recital on Tuesday, April 23, in Gorell Recital Hall. The program will begin at 8:00 pm and is free and open to the general public. Dr. Kevin Eisensmith directs the IUP Trumpet Ensemble.

Posted on 4/7/2013 1:01:25 PM

Beeken Appointed Artistic Director of Blair Concert Chorale

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, has been named artistic director for the Blair Concert Chorale, based in Altoona.

Posted on 4/5/2013 5:56:28 PM

Stamp’s “Divertimento for Trombone and Band” Premiered by the U.S. Army Band

The work by Jack Stamp, Department of Music, was commissioned by 14 schools across the country and will receive its Pennsylvania premiere on May 4, 2013, with the IUP Wind Ensemble and Christian Dickinson as soloist.

Posted on 3/29/2013 8:58:27 AM

Western Brass Quintet to Perform at IUP

One of the oldest and most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles in the United States will perform a free concert in Gorell Hall on April 3, 2013.

Posted on 3/25/2013 4:00:41 PM

Ertl to Perform at Carnegie Hall

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on March 17, 2013.

Posted on 3/8/2013 11:00:41 AM

Stamp Premieres Two New Compositions in East Stroudsburg

Jack Stamp, Department of Music, presented two days of clinics with bands in the East Stroudsburg South School District, culminating with the premiere of two works, one for the high school band and one for the sixth grade band.

Posted on 3/1/2013 10:58:50 AM

Ertl, Hastings, and Jennings Present Outreach Concerts at Schools

IUP music faculty members Jacob Ertl, Mary Logan Hastings, and Linda Jennings presented a series of chamber music programs for students in middle school and high school orchestra, band, and choral programs in York, Pa., school disctricts on February 19 and 20, 2013.

Posted on 2/24/2013 4:57:38 PM

Wong Doe Gives Masterclass at Duquesne University

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano majors at Duquesne University on February 20, 2013.

Posted on 2/20/2013 10:12:37 PM

Beeken Conducts Arkansas All-State Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as the 2013 Arkansas All-State Men’s Choir conductor February 14–16 in Hot Springs.

Posted on 2/19/2013 3:00:59 PM

IUP Trumpet Studio Presents TrumpetFest 2013

TrumpetFest 2013 is scheduled for February 21–24 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty.

Posted on 2/15/2013 1:22:29 PM

Ertl Invited as Guest Artist at Marshall University

Jacob Ertl, assistant professor of Piano, was invited as a guest artist at Marshall University in West Virginia on February 7, 2013.

Posted on 2/13/2013 1:16:07 AM

Stamp Conducts Premiere of “Panhandle Prelude”

Commissioned by the Okaloosa County (Fla.) High School Honors Band, Jack Stamp premiered his newly composed “Panhandle Prelude” with that band on February 1, 2013.

Posted on 2/5/2013 8:47:11 AM

Beeken Conducts Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Elementary Honor Choir

Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as guest conductor for the PMEA District 3 Elementary Honor Choir on Friday, February 1, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium. Over 200 fourth through sixth graders participated.

Posted on 2/4/2013 8:32:57 AM

Jack Stamp Leads U.S. Army Field Band

Jack Stamp, director of Band Studies at IUP, appeared as guest conductor with the United States Army Field Band on Friday, January 18, 2013, in a concert near Baltimore.

Posted on 1/28/2013 10:25:27 AM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Spring 2013 Semester

This community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area is accepting applications until February 4, 2013, for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Posted on 1/23/2013 12:07:59 PM

Music Auditions to be Held in Philadelphia Area

Good news for high school seniors in the Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware area interested in auditioning to be a Music major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. We are bringing the audition process to you on March 9, 2013!

Posted on 1/22/2013 3:44:14 PM

Collins Conducts Armstrong County Band

IUP Music faculty member Zach Collins conducted the Armstrong County Band on January 9, 2013, at Kittanning Senior High School.

Posted on 1/20/2013 9:45:35 PM

Ertl Performs and Teaches as Artist-in-Residence for PianoArts

IUP piano faculty member Jacob Ertl performed as the Artist-in-Residence for the PianoArts organization in Milwaukee, Wisc., on January 7–9, 2013.

Posted on 1/17/2013 11:40:35 AM

IUP Music Sorority Featured on National Publication

The president of the IUP chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was featured on the cover of its national publication, Pan Pipes.

Posted on 12/16/2012 10:17:42 PM

IUP Symphony Orchestra Brings Beethoven and Big Bird to Elementary Students

The IUP Symphony Orchestra performed an educational outreach concert to over 800 elementary students from around Indiana County on December 5.

Posted on 12/5/2012 1:52:46 PM

Wong Doe Visits Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe visited the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, during Thanksgiving break 2012.

Posted on 11/28/2012 3:58:31 PM

IUP Trumpet Ensemble to Present Recital

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual fall recital on Friday, December 7, 2012, in Room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 11/2/2012 9:38:21 AM

The HoodleBug Brass Tours Russia

The HoodleBug Brass, IUP’s brass quintet-in-residence, recently participated in two brass festivals in Russia on October 7–16, 2012.

Posted on 10/23/2012 1:17:16 PM

Tournament of Bands Allegheny Mountain Region Championship, October 20

The IUP Marching Band will host the 2012 Tournament of Bands Allegheny Mountain Region Championship on Saturday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Miller Stadium on the IUP campus.

Posted on 10/18/2012 11:28:50 AM

Jim and Jamie Self Jazz Room to be Dedicated

The IUP College of Fine Arts and Department of Music will host a ceremony to announce the naming of the Jim and Jamie Self Brass and Jazz Room in Cogswell Hall on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Posted on 10/6/2012 10:50:18 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Travels to Cleveland for Gustav Mahler Symphony

Members of the IUP Trumpet Studio, accompanied by Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet, traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on September 20, 2012, to hear the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 3 in D Minor.”

Posted on 9/23/2012 10:21:35 AM

Wong Doe to Perform at Chatham University and Carnegie Mellon University This Fall

Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe will perform solo recitals at Chatham University on Friday, September 21, and Carnegie Mellon University, Sunday October 14.

Posted on 9/10/2012 10:56:47 PM

IUP String Project Open House Kicks Off the Semester on September 15

The IUP String Project will host its opening event of the year, an Open House for new and returning students, on Saturday, September 15, from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. All students and parents are welcome!

Posted on 9/5/2012 9:52:41 AM

Stamp Serves as Clinician and Composer at Three Summer Workshops

Jack Stamp, chair of the Music Department, recently served as guest clinician/composer at the University of California Sacramento, the University of Minnesota, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Summer Conference in State College.

Posted on 8/31/2012 9:11:42 AM

Wong Doe Releases Debut CD of Gareth Farr’s Piano and Chamber Works

IUP piano faculty Henry Wong Doe’s debut CD, Horizon, of solo piano and chamber works by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, was released on the Trust Records label on August 7, 2012.

Posted on 8/26/2012 1:12:35 PM

Caulder, Wacker, and Worzbyt Perform at International Double Reed Society Conference

Music faculty members Stephanie Caulder, Terri Wacker, and Jason Worzbyt performed at the annual conference of the International Double Reed Society held on the campus of Miami University (Ohio) on July 8, 2012.

Posted on 7/12/2012 9:22:25 AM

Keystone Wind Ensemble Performs in New York City

The Keystone Wind Ensemble recently participated in a performance as part of the American Harp Society’s 50th anniversary conference, and also presented a concert at New York University.

Posted on 7/6/2012 1:23:30 PM

Litton String Quartet Presents Outreach Concerts at Pittsburgh Area High Schools

The IUP resident string quartet finished its second season of performances with a series of outreach programs for high school students at North Hills High School and North Allegheny High School on May 21 and 22.

Posted on 6/2/2012 4:22:20 PM

IUP Faculty, Students, and Alumni Attend Trumpet Conference

Professor of trumpet Kevin Eisensmith and a number of students and alumni recently attended the 2012 Conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Columbus, Ga.

Posted on 5/29/2012 2:00:52 PM

Music Student Organizations and IUP String Project Raise Funds for Music Education Programs in Haiti

IUP Music Department student organizations joined forces with the IUP String Project in the Spring 2012 semester in several fundraising efforts to support arts education programs for youth in Haiti.

Posted on 5/24/2012 4:44:01 PM

Jennings to Perform in Canada with Arcadia Piano Trio

IUP Music Department faculty member Linda Jennings will perform with the Arcadia Piano Trio at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Ridgeway, Ontario, on June 6, 2012, for its summer concert series.

Posted on 5/24/2012 3:51:16 PM

Polyblank '09 Wins Grand Prize at Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Justin Polyblank '09, along with fellow members of the Barkada Saxophone Quartet, won the prestigious Grand Prize at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition on May 13.

Posted on 5/14/2012 9:31:08 AM

Stamp’s “Nagrobek” to Premiere in Minnesota

Jack Stamp’s most recent band composition, “Nagrobek,” will receive its premiere at St. Michaels High School in Minnesota on Monday, May 14, 2012. Conducting the premiere will be Adam Sroka (M.A. ’06), who commissioned the work from Stamp.

Posted on 5/9/2012 10:13:40 AM

Antonacos to Solo with North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra of Boston

Anastasia Antonacos, pianist, will appear with the North Shore Philharmonic on April 21 and 22, 2012. They will perform the Grieg Piano Concerto in Wolfeboro, N.H., and Swampscott, Mass.

Posted on 4/4/2012 12:36:13 PM

New Keystone Winds Compact Disc Released on Klavier Records

IUP's Keystone Winds' newest release, "Grace & Glory" was commerically released last week on the Klavier label and is being distributed by Naxos. The disc features the recent band works of the ensemble's conductor, Dr. Jack Stamp

Posted on 4/4/2012 9:04:53 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Attends National Trumpet Competition

On March 15–18, 2012, David Ferguson, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts; Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet; and 29 members of the IUP Trumpet Studio attended the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, Va.

Posted on 3/19/2012 6:20:57 PM

Student Youngs Wins Scholarship to Attend International Trumpet Guild Conference

Marisa Youngs, a junior Music Education major from Cochranton, Pa., has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 International Trumpet Guild conference in Columbus, Ga., on May 22–26, 2012.

Posted on 3/19/2012 6:19:36 PM

IUP Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present their Spring 2012 recital on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 3/11/2012 10:17:01 AM

Music Student Organizations Host Fundraiser for Music Education Programs in Haiti

On March 8–9, 2012, Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Mu Alpha, Delta Omicron, and the Pennsylvania Colleagiate Music Educators Association will host the Cogswell Penny Wars in the lobby of Cogswell Hall to raise money to rebuild music programs in Haiti.

Posted on 3/2/2012 1:35:25 PM

Film Explores Story of Music Education in Haiti after Earthquake

The film Kenbe La – Hold On will be shown on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium (in Sprowls Hall). The movie explores the positive impact of arts education programs in Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake.

Posted on 2/15/2012 9:46:02 AM

Antonacos to Play Messiaen Centennial Concerts in Maine

Anastasia Antonacos, Department of Music, will join two other pianists in presenting the complete Regards sur l'enfant Jesus by Olivier Messiaen in performances in three locations in Maine.

Posted on 2/14/2012 11:53:34 AM

Stamp to Conduct Concert of His Own Works in South Korea

Jack Stamp, Department of Music, has been invited by the Jeju Band Festival to guest conduct a concert of his own works in South Korea on The concert will be on March 10, 2012.

Posted on 2/11/2012 9:33:31 AM

HersheyPark and Windish Music Productions to Hold Auditions at IUP

HersheyPark and Windish Music Productions will hold auditions at IUP for musicians for the summer 2012 season on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 3:30–6:30 p.m. in the Jazz Rehearsal Room (Rm. 116) of Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 2/7/2012 5:13:28 PM

Wong Doe to Perform Solo Recital at Carnegie Hall in March

Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on March 26, 2012.

Posted on 1/25/2012 1:26:30 PM

TrumpetFest 2012 to Be Presented February 9–12 by IUP Trumpet Studio

TrumpetFest will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty members, along with a presentation by guest artist Nyela Basney, director of Orvieto Musica.

Posted on 1/23/2012 5:57:40 PM

IUP String Project Open House Kicks off Semester: Saturday, January 28

On Saturday morning, January 28, 2012, from 10:30 to noon, the IUP String Project will host its opening event of the semester, an Open House for new and returning students, in Cogswell Hall.

Posted on 1/23/2012 12:24:01 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Posted on 1/23/2012 9:52:28 AM

Stamp Publishes Concertino for Solo Percussionist and Band

Jack Stamp’s “Concertino for Solo Percussionist and Band,” written for the Tar River Symphony Society in honor of Harold Jones, is scheduled for a March 2012 release on the Klavier label.

Posted on 12/6/2011 9:02:14 AM

Wong Doe visits Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Ho Chi Minh City

Dr. Henry Wong Doe, piano faculty member in IUP’s Department of Music, visited Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during Thanksgiving break 2011.

Posted on 11/29/2011 8:15:29 PM

Dickinson Presents Music Informational Session at Moon Township

Dr. Christian Dickinson, IUP professor of trombone, presented an informational session to faculty, parents, and students of the Moon Area School District.

Posted on 11/18/2011 11:32:53 AM

Wong Doe Gives Master Class at Duquesne and Performs in Germany

IUP piano faculty member Dr. Henry Wong Doe gave a master class at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, before flying to Duesseldorf, Germany, to perform on Friday November 11.

Posted on 11/14/2011 8:30:55 AM

Stamp Conducts Ontario Provincial Honour Band

In early November 2011, Dr. Jack Stamp, chair of the IUP Music Department, served as guest conductor for the Ontario Provincial Honour Band, comprised of fifty of the most talent high school students from the Province of Ontario.

Posted on 11/8/2011 5:00:20 PM

Eisensmith Participates in Two Russian Music Conferences

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently participated in two trumpet festivals in Russia.

Posted on 10/24/2011 1:10:34 PM

Wong Doe to Perform Mozart at Chatham University

IUP Piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe will perform Mozart's “Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488” with Ensemble Ripieno at Chatham University in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/21/2011 2:08:44 PM

IUP Organ Alumni Perform for Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship

Four IUP organ alumni will return on Friday, September 23, 2011, to perform in a 7:30 p.m. recital at Zion Lutheran Church in support of the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship fund.

Posted on 9/14/2011 1:20:50 PM

Dickinson Performs at International Trombone Festival

Christian Dickinson, IUP professor of Trombone, performed at the International Trombone Festival in June 2011 in Nashville, Tenn., in honor of Dickinson’s trombone teacher, the late William Cramer.

Posted on 9/1/2011 10:59:50 AM

IUP to Host First Annual Keyboard Day

The IUP Music Department’s Keyboard Day has been cancelled.

Posted on 8/31/2011 4:42:50 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages five to eighteen in Indiana and the surrounding area, is accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due on September 15.

Posted on 8/30/2011 1:24:11 PM

Antonacos Performs Solo and Chamber Recitals

Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, pianist, gave numerous performances in the summer of 2011.

Posted on 8/29/2011 12:16:51 PM

Perlongo Compositions Performed by Mantel and Wheatley in South Korea

Daniel Perlongo’s “Only Apricots Fall in the Autumn Wind” for mezzo soprano and piano was performed at the College Music Society international conference in Seoul, South Korea by Drs. Sarah Mantel and Susan Wheatley.

Posted on 7/28/2011 4:34:52 PM

Keystone Winds to Present Free Concert at Mellon Park

The Keystone Winds will present a free concert at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday, August 7, 2011, as part of the Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch series sponsored by the Pittsburgh Parks.

Posted on 7/22/2011 1:14:05 PM

Eisensmith and Students Attend Trumpet Festival in Italy

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from TrumpetFest 2011, a one-week trumpet festival held in Orvieto, Italy.

Posted on 7/4/2011 6:43:01 PM

Jennings Performs With Arcadia Piano Trio in Canada and Thailand

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings will perform with the Arcadia Piano Trio in concerts in Canada and Thailand in June 2011.

Posted on 6/9/2011 5:49:56 PM

Trumpet Professor Eisensmith and Student Attend International Trumpet Guild Conference

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a one-week conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eisensmith currently serves as president of the guild.

Posted on 6/5/2011 11:13:13 PM

World-Renowned Organist Marilyn Mason in Indiana

University of Michigan faculty member Dr. Marilyn Mason will perform a solo organ recital on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., as well as being the adjudicator for the fifth annual Carol Teti Memorial Organ Competition on Saturday, May 14.

Posted on 5/11/2011 10:27:12 PM

String Music Education Brought to Children in Central Cambria School District

The IUP String Project and the Center for Civic Engagement are collaborating with IUP alumna and music teacher Melissa Douglas in the development a new string music program in Central Cambria School District.

Posted on 4/25/2011 3:00:36 PM

Wong Doe Performs Lunchtime Recital in Pittsburgh

Dr. Henry Wong Doe, Department of Music, performed a solo piano recital in Pittsburgh on April 14, 2011.

Posted on 4/16/2011 3:20:59 PM

Litton Quartet to Perform Two World Premieres

IUP’s resident faculty string quartet will perform two world premieres on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 4/6/2011 8:58:55 AM

Lucy Scandrett Presents Harp Ensemble in Concert

IUP Music Department harp instructor Lucy Scandrett will present the Pittsburgh Youth Harp Ensemble in a concert on Pittsburgh’s North Side on April 10, 2011.

Posted on 4/5/2011 10:14:57 PM

Antonacos Performs Solo Piano Recital

Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, Department of Music, played a solo piano recital on April 3, 2011, as part of the Castine Arts Association series in Castine, Me.

Posted on 4/5/2011 12:13:51 PM

IUP Organ Students to Perform Organ Duet

IUP organ scholarship recipients Maximillian Esmus and Randall Frye will perform a recital on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in the Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh.

Posted on 3/28/2011 3:25:32 PM

Faculty Organ Recital in Remembrance of Heroes and Martyrs of WWII

Music faculty member Dr. Christine Clewell will perform a free recital in remembrance of heroes and martyrs of World War II on April 8, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana, Pa.

Posted on 3/28/2011 2:35:23 PM

Recital to Feature Students, Faculty Members, and Guest Artist Performing Chopin

IUP piano students, faculty members, and guest artist David Allen Wehr from Duquesne University will perform Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall. The recital is part of the Chopin Bicentennial Festival.

Posted on 3/16/2011 10:05:20 AM

Collins Performs Tuba and Euphonium Recitals in Texas

Dr. Zach Collins, IUP assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium, performed two recitals in Texas in March 2011.

Posted on 3/15/2011 7:49:27 AM

Jennings to Perform with Gamelan Ensemble in Maine

Dr. Linda Jennings, an assistant professor of Music at IUP, will be the featured solo cellist in a performance of the Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan on March 12, 2011.

Posted on 3/2/2011 4:19:43 PM

Wong Doe to Perform Solo Recital at Chicago Cultural Center

Dr. Henry Wong Doe, assistant professor of Piano, will perform a solo recital on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series in Chicago.

Posted on 2/21/2011 7:54:21 PM

IUP to Host Brass Day

IUP will host a Brass Day on March 5, 2011. Brass Day will feature performances and master classes by euphoniumist Demondrae Thurman and the IUP Brass faculty.

Posted on 2/13/2011 11:26:36 PM

Antonacos to Travel to World Piano Conference in Serbia

Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, professor of Piano, recently was awarded an IUP Senate Award to cover travel expenses to the June 2011 World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Posted on 1/20/2011 11:26:52 AM

Student Saxophone Quartet Performs at International Symposium

A saxophone quartet of IUP students performed at the thirty-fourth annual International Saxophone Symposium on January 7-8, 2011.

Posted on 1/19/2011 5:39:12 PM

Choral Alumni Pay Tribute to James Dearing’s Legacy

One hundred sixty IUP alumni raised their voices in song as a memorial tribute to James Dearing, long-time director of Choral Activities, on January 16, 2011.

Posted on 1/19/2011 3:47:38 PM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages five to eighteen in Indiana and the surrounding area, is accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Applications are due January 24, 2011, and lessons will begin on January 31.

Posted on 1/17/2011 12:47:42 PM

IUP Wind Ensemble Boasts Commercial Recording Release

Klavier Records of Boca Raton, Fla., has commercially released a compact disc of the IUP Wind Ensemble titled Radiant Joy.

Posted on 1/7/2011 9:15:48 AM

IUP Trumpet Studio Presents TrumpetFest 2011

TrumpetFest, an annual festival presented by the Department of Music, is scheduled for February 3-6, 2011, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty members along with a lecture and performance by guest artist Dr. J.C. Dobrzelewski.

Posted on 1/4/2011 4:20:31 PM

Trombone Professor Dickinson to Perform at George Mason University

Professor of Trombone Christian Dickinson, Department of Music, will perform a joint recital with trombonist Harry Watters at George Mason University on January 31, 2011.

Posted on 1/3/2011 8:55:22 AM

HoodleBug Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Recital

The HoodleBug Brass will present its Fall 2010 recital on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Gorell Recital Hall. This program is free and open to the general public.

Posted on 12/2/2010 9:09:47 PM

Wong Doe Awarded Senate Grant for Solo Recording

Dr. Henry Wong Doe, assistant professor of piano in the Depeartment of Music, recently received a University Senate Research Committee Award to record a debut disc of piano works by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr.

Posted on 11/29/2010 2:24:07 PM

Antonacos Plays Chopin for Maine Polish Heritage Society

Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, a member of the IUP piano faculty in the Department of Music, was invited to perform in an all-Chopin concert on November 20, 2010, presented by the Polish community of Maine.

Posted on 11/18/2010 9:24:54 AM

Stamp to Conduct Alaska All-State Music Festival

The Alaska School Activities Association has chosen Dr. Jack Stamp of IUP’s Department of Music to conduct its 2010 High School All-State Band.

Posted on 11/17/2010 8:41:05 AM

Wong Doe Gives Piano Master Class at Duquesne University

Dr. Henry Wong Doe gave a piano master-class at Duquesne University on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

Posted on 11/4/2010 9:18:16 AM

Antonacos to Appear on Tenafly Library Concert Series

Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, a member of the keyboard faculty of the IUP Department of Music, will appear on the Tenafly (N.J.) Library concert series on November 7, 2010, with cellist Ani Kalayjian.

Posted on 10/30/2010 12:28:16 PM

Premiere of Stamp’s “Five Songs from the Hills”

IUP Music Professor Jack Stamp had the premiere of his “Five Songs from the Hills” for soprano, baritone, and wind ensemble at East Tennessee State University on October 10, 2010. It was conducted by IUP alumnus Dr. Christian Zembower, director of Bands at ETSU.

Posted on 10/21/2010 5:12:01 PM

Perlongo’s Symphonies Premiere in Slovenia and IUP

Daniel Perlongo, IUP Music Department, attended the premiere of two of his symphonies in Slovenia and will premiere his newest work on October 13, 2010, in Gorell Recital Hall on the IUP campus.

Posted on 10/7/2010 6:44:23 PM

Music Alumnus Presents Lecture-Recital to IUP Percussion Students

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., alumnus Christopher Davis will present a lecture-recital for Music students. The presentation on Experimental Music will be held in the Percussion Rehearsal Room of Cogswell Hall, Room 117.

Posted on 10/7/2010 2:50:06 PM

Music Professor's Compositions Are Flying High

Dr. Jack Stamp, chair of the IUP Department of Music and 2008–2009 University Professor, has recently learned that his music is being featured on a number of airline music programs.

Posted on 10/4/2010 1:09:09 PM

Composer Perlongo Premieres Work in Slovenia

Daniel Perlongo, who teaches composition and theory for the IUP Music Department, will have a new work performed by Ensemble MD7 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and at other tour locations in Europe during October 2010.

Posted on 10/3/2010 8:09:29 PM

Wacker to Present World Premiere of “On Wings of Song”

Dr. Therese Wacker, associate professor of Flute in the Department of Music, will present the world premiere of Eric Ewazen’s “On Wings of Song: Concerto for Piccolo and Wind Ensemble” at the department’s annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/3/2010 9:54:42 AM

Music Professor Finalist In Music Education Essay Contest

Dr. John Kuehn, professor of Music and a University Professor, is one of eight finalists in the 2010 SmartMusic Music Education essay contest. The winner will be determined by the amount of people who go to the SmartMusic Website and vote for his essay.

Posted on 9/3/2010 10:17:06 AM

IUP Music Student for a Day Program: 2010

The IUP Department of Music announces its Fall 2010 Music Student for a Day program. High school music students can experience a day in the life of a college Music major by attending music classes, performing in ensembles, and receiving a private lesson with an IUP music professor.

Posted on 9/3/2010 10:06:07 AM

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2010 Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Posted on 8/25/2010 2:29:37 PM

Eisensmith Spends Time “Down Under” at International Trumpet Guild Conference

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a two-week trip to Australia for the International Trumpet Guild’s annual conference.

Posted on 8/3/2010 3:58:23 PM

Baunoch Receives Accolades at National Classical Singer Convention

Dr. Joseph Baunoch, a member of the IUP Department of Music Voice faculty, participated at the Classical Singer Magazine Convention in New York in May 2010.

Posted on 7/14/2010 11:48:14 AM

Bird, Emeritus Music Professor, Releases New CD

Dr. Gary Bird, retired professor emeritus from the IUP Music Department, has released a new CD, Tuba Safari, featuring the music of composer Gregory Fritze.

Posted on 5/10/2010 2:16:11 PM

Eisensmith Premieres New Arrangement of Albinoni Concerto

On May 1, 2010, Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music and president of the International Trumpet Guild, premiered a new arrangement of Tomaso Albinoni’s “Concerto, Op. 7, No. 6” for solo trumpet and concert band.

Posted on 5/7/2010 12:58:22 PM

Jennings to Perform as Soloist at Payangan Festival in Bali

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings has been invited to perform the Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan by American composer Lou Harrison at the Payangan Festival at Flower Mountain in central Bali in July 2010.

Posted on 5/7/2010 11:10:05 AM

Tubaphonium Members Perform for St. Andrew’s Village Residents

Members of the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins, performed for the residents at St. Andrews Village in Indiana on April 20, 2010.

Posted on 4/28/2010 12:56:46 PM

Santos, Young, and Students to Perform for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

The IUP Saxophone Ensemble and the Bass Ensemble will perform at the 2010 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference on April 22 in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 4/15/2010 10:04:39 AM

“Lots of Horns” to Perform at CornoCopius Festival

The annual CornoCopius (Lots of Horns) Festival, which presents the IUP Horn Studio, will be held Sunday through Tuesday evenings, April 18–20, 2010, in the DiCicco Rehearsal Room (121 Cogswell Hall). All programs will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/14/2010 10:01:54 AM

IUP Students Perform Side by Side with Members of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Twenty-six IUP Music majors had the privilege of performing with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during that ensemble’s performance in Fisher Auditorium on March 26, 2010.

Posted on 4/11/2010 10:36:42 PM

Four of Harps to Present Concert

The Four of Harps ensemble, directed by IUP Department of Music faculty member Lucy Scandrett, will present a concert Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, Room 126. Also featured will be La Petite Ensemble.

Posted on 4/5/2010 1:43:12 PM

Collins to Perform and Teach for Marshall University Tuba Day

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins will perform and teach as a guest artist during Marshall University’s 2010 Tuba Day.

Posted on 4/5/2010 11:51:45 AM

DiCicco Memorial Concert CDs and DVDs Available

On Sunday, September 27, 2009, a memorial concert was held in Fisher Auditorium for Dr. Daniel DiCicco. “Doc” taught at IUP for thirty-three years and was director emeritus of Bands. He passed away on February 3, 2009.

Posted on 3/19/2010 10:10:04 PM

Master Class to Be Given by Hansell-Bakić, Professor of Voice from Zagreb

In a continuation of student and faculty exchanges with the Music Academy of Zagreb, Music Department vocal students will have the chance to work with Professor Hansell-Bakić on March 22 and 23, 2010.

Posted on 3/15/2010 7:11:40 PM

Music Student for a Day Program is now Filled

The response to the Music Department’s first annual Music Student for a Day program has been excellent and the program is now filled. Thank you to all those who responded, but no more registrations are being accepted.

Posted on 3/12/2010 4:29:51 PM

Collins to Perform Ewazen Concerto with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins will perform Eric Ewazen’s “Concerto for Tuba” with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, Pa.

Posted on 3/11/2010 2:55:16 PM

Students to Compete in National Trumpet Competition

A trumpet ensemble from IUP will be competing in the semifinals of the trumpet ensemble division at the National Trumpet Competition on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Fairfax, Va.

Posted on 3/3/2010 11:34:35 AM

Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Studios to Attend PASSHE Conference

Dr. Christian Dickinson and Dr. Zach Collins, IUP Music Department faculty members, and members of the trombone, euphonium, and tuba studios will attend the inaugural Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium on February 25–27 in Edinboro, Pa.

Posted on 2/25/2010 8:27:31 AM

Scandrett to Present at Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Conference

Dr. Jack Scandrett of the IUP Department of Music will present the results of a project using videoconferencing to coach a student brass quintet at the TI:ME National Conference in conjunction with the New Jersey Music Educators Conference, February 18–20, 2010.

Posted on 2/11/2010 4:57:39 PM

Music Department Welcomes Haitian Cellist Fanord as Visiting Scholar

Ms. Fabienne Fanord, a survivor of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, arrived in Indiana on February 8 to pursue her professional development during the 2010 Spring semester. She will perform in the IUP String Ensemble Concert on March 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall on the IUP campus.

Posted on 2/9/2010 9:24:36 AM

Chepaitis to Premiere Composition in Buffalo

On February 12, 2010, Dr. Stanley Chepaitis will premiere the orchestral version of his composition “Paganini in the Vernacular” with the Orchard Park Symphony in Buffalo, N.Y. He will also perform his composition “Eveningstar” for violin and orchestra as well as his arrangement of Joe Venuti’s “Wildcat.”

Posted on 2/6/2010 10:46:48 PM

Collins, Dickinson, and Staples to Perform at University of Buffalo

IUP Music professors James Staples, Christian Dickinson, and Zach Collins will perform a guest recital at the University of Buffalo on February 15, 2010.

Posted on 2/5/2010 2:22:43 PM

Zagreb, Professor of Voice, Visits Music Department

In a continuation of faculty exchanges and collaborations with the highly acclaimed Music Academy of Zagreb, Croatia, Cynthia Hansell-Bakić, professor of voice, will present a master class, which will be open to the public, February 18, 2010.

Posted on 2/4/2010 3:14:55 PM

IUP TrumpetFest 2010

TrumpetFest 2010 is scheduled for February 4–7 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty members, along with a lecture/performance by guest artist Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, III.

Posted on 2/4/2010 12:38:26 PM

Eisensmith Performs at West Chester Trumpet Conference

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of trumpet at IUP, appeared as one of the guest artists for the fourth annual International Trumpet Festival and Brass Fest, held at West Chester University on January 30–31, 2010.

Posted on 2/4/2010 12:34:35 PM

Caulder to Conduct PMEA District 4 Band

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Stephanie Caulder has been invited to conduct the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Band in Huntingdon on February 11, 12, and 13, 2010.

Posted on 2/3/2010 5:07:47 PM

Collins and Student Publish Tuba and Euphonium Compositions

Dr. Zach Collins, assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium in the IUP Music Department, and Anthony O’Toole, senior Theory and Composition student at IUP, have recently published works for tuba and euphonium through Cimarron Music Press.

Posted on 2/1/2010 12:22:21 PM

Collins to Perform at U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins has been invited to perform at the U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Ft. Myer, Va., on Thursday, January 29, 2010.

Posted on 1/21/2010 7:54:49 PM

Faculty Recital Features Piano Duo Music

The Windover Duo, featuring IUP pianist Susan Wheatley and Ellen Kendall (guest concert pianist from Michigan), will present a concert on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 1/21/2010 8:43:02 AM

HoodleBug Brass Tour Central Pa.

The HoodleBug Brass, the IUP Department of Music faculty brass quintet comprised of Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, Dr. David Ferguson, Dr. Jack Scandrett, Dr. Christian Dickinson, and Dr. Zach Collins, toured the York area on November 22-24, 2009.

Posted on 11/30/2009 8:21:02 AM

Stamp to Conduct Music Workshops in UK

Dr. Jack Stamp, 2008–2009 University Professor and chair of the IUP Department of Music, was recently invited to present conducting workshops at Great Britain’s Royal Military School of Music. He will present sessions for their student bandmasters and many of the conductors in the field starting November 20, 2009.

Posted on 11/18/2009 12:53:51 PM

Music Alumnus Wengert On Tour with Olympic Torch

Chris Wengert, of “drumset and bucket” fame, is on tour with a Coca-Cola-sponsored musical group with the Olympic Torch as it makes its way all over Canada in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Posted on 11/9/2009 11:06:46 AM

Collins Performs and Teaches Music in Texas

IUP Music Department faculty member Zach Collins recently performed and taught at West Texas A&M University on October 28 and 29, 2009.

Posted on 11/4/2009 4:50:00 PM

IUP Chorus Featured at Yale University Choral Conference

The fifty-voice IUP Chorus, directed by James Dearing, will be featured at the National Collegiate Choral Conference this Thursday night, November 5, 2009, at Yale University. Only nine out of forty-one college/university choral ensembles were accepted nationwide.

Posted on 11/3/2009 12:01:54 PM

Chamber Singers Goin' for Baroque

IUP's Chamber Singers will offer a concert of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masterworks this Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2009, at 3:00 in Gorell Recital Hall. This performance is free and open to the public. Highlights of this sacred music program will be double chorus music from Italy, Germany, and England.

Posted on 10/14/2009 11:58:41 AM

IUP to Host Musicology Conference

IUP Music Librarian Carl Rahkonen and Music Professor Matt Baumer will host the fall meeting of the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society on Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Posted on 10/14/2009 9:53:17 AM

Music Student Publishes First Composition

Christopher Thompson, a senior Music Education major (trumpet), has just had his first work accepted for publication.

Posted on 9/23/2009 5:04:30 PM

Visiting Guests to Present Demos, Lectures on Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Music

Experts Tom Schmidt and Lama Topgyal will present lectures to IUP music classes and Honors College classes concluding with a free session open to the IUP and Indiana community on Thursday, October 1, 2009, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/13/2009 6:50:52 PM

Jennings to Perform with Arcadia Piano Trio in Oklahoma

IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings will perform with the Arcadia Piano Trio on September 8, 2009, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmund, Okla.

Posted on 8/31/2009 9:01:43 AM

Croatian Exchange Students Study in Music Department

As part of the IUP College of Fine Arts International Exchange Program, Nela Saric, a vocal performance major, and Antonia Mimica, majoring in Music Theory, have come from the Music Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, to study at IUP in the Music Department in Fall 2009.

Posted on 8/28/2009 7:40:33 PM

Music Professor Collins Featured on New CD Release

Zach Collins, an assistant professor of tuba and euphonium in the Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is featured on a new compact disk release by Southwest Chamber Music. The three-disk set catalogs all of composer William Kraft’s “Encounters.”

Posted on 8/28/2009 10:59:49 AM

Keystone Winds to Perform at WASBE Conference

The Keystone Wind Ensemble has had a busy summer performing. In May, 2009, they performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference held in Harrisburg, and this week they will perform at the WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) Conference.

Posted on 7/5/2009 10:26:37 PM

Keystone Wind Ensemble Performs at International Conference

The Keystone Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jack Stamp of the Music Department, recently performed at the annual conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Harrisburg.

Posted on 6/6/2009 3:08:32 PM

Student Vocalist Is Award Winner

Kristin Dudra, a senior with a double major in Music and Speech and Language Pathology, was recently named the winner of the Blanche Z. Hoffman Memorial Award for Voice given by Sigma Alpha Iota, the International Music Fraternity for Women.

Posted on 6/5/2009 3:21:43 PM

Jennings to Perform With Piano Trio in Ontario

IUP Department of Music faculty member Linda Jennings will perform with the Arcadia Piano Trio on June 4, 2009, at the Fort Erie Library Concert series in Fort Erie, Ontario.

Posted on 5/25/2009 9:39:04 PM

Eisensmith Guest Artist at Nanchung University in China

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet and vice president of the International Trumpet Guild, was a guest artist at the fourth China International Trumpet Week and Conference at Nanchung University, May 13–17, 2009.

Posted on 5/25/2009 9:37:35 PM

Keystone Winds to Perform at International Trumpet Guild

The Keystone Wind Ensemble, directed by IUP Department of Music chairperson Jack Stamp, has been invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Posted on 5/5/2009 9:25:54 PM

Student Tubist Is Semifinalist in International Competition

Senior Music Education major Jon Wylie has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2009 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival.

Posted on 5/5/2009 9:23:16 PM

Trumpet Ensemble Invited to Perform at International Trumpet Guild

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Dr. David Ferguson, has been selected to perform at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Convention in Harrisburg, Pa., on May 28, 2009.

Posted on 5/5/2009 9:20:22 PM

Worzbyt to Conduct PMEA All-State Orchestra

Jason Worzbyt, associate professor of Music in the IUP Department of Music, will conduct the PMEA All-State Orchestra to be held at Norristown High School on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Posted on 4/15/2009 10:53:18 PM

Several IUP Faculty Members to Present at PMEA Inservice Conference

Several IUP Department of Music faculty members will be making presentations or performing at the annual PMEA Inservice Conference, held this year at the Valley Forge Convention Center on April 24 and 25, 2009.

Posted on 4/15/2009 10:50:24 PM

IUP Orchestra to Appear at PMEA Inservice Conference

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Martynuik and Dr. Stanley Chepaitis, will appear at the PMEA Inservice Conference in Valley Forge, Pa., on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 10:45 a.m.

Posted on 4/15/2009 10:37:39 PM

IUP Students Make Strong Showing at National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions

The IUP Department of Music hosted the 2009 Eastern Region NATS Conference and Student Auditions between April 2 and 4.

Posted on 4/15/2009 10:27:44 PM

IUP Trombone Studio Reunion

The IUP Trombone Studio will hold a reunion over the weekend of April 17, 18, and 19, 2009, on the IUP campus.

Posted on 4/12/2009 10:27:51 PM

Folkemer Family Band to Perform at IUP

The Folkemer Family Band, a group specializing in the traditional songs of Pennsylvania, will present a concert April 17 at 7 p.m. in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Cogswell Hall Orendorff Music Library (room 101). The concert is free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/3/2009 2:14:04 PM

IUP to Host National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference

The IUP Department of Music will serve as host for the 2009 National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Region Conference on April 2–4. The Eastern Region is composed of schools from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, and the province of Quebec.

Posted on 3/24/2009 10:51:43 PM

Mantel Invited as Guest Clinician in Colorado

Dr. Sarah Mantel, director of Music Theater in the IUP Music Department, was an invited clinician at the Music Department of the University of Colorado at Denver during the IUP Spring Break week.

Posted on 3/21/2009 9:30:59 PM

Powlison Places Third in National Trumpet Competition

John Powlison, a junior Music Education major in the Department of Music, placed third in the undergraduate solo division of the National Trumpet Competition.

Posted on 3/16/2009 10:30:29 PM

IUP to Host PMEA District 3 Elementary/Middle School Bandfest

On Friday, March 13, 250 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade band students from approximately fifty area schools will come to Fisher Auditorium for a day of music making culminating with an evening concert at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/11/2009 10:54:04 PM

Scandrett to Present at T^3 Regional Conference

Dr. Jack Scandrett, associate professor of Music at IUP, will present the results of his collaboration with students at Richland High School in Johnstown at the T^3 Conference at IUP on Saturday, March 7.

Posted on 3/4/2009 9:49:55 AM

Collins Performs in Ohio and West Virginia

Dr. Zach Collins, assistant professor of Tuba in the IUP Department of Music, performed as a guest artist at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

Posted on 3/1/2009 9:56:29 PM

GIA Releases New CD of Music by Stamp

GIA Publications recently released a two-disc set of compositions by Dr. Jack Stamp, director of Band Studies at IUP.

Posted on 2/22/2009 10:02:16 PM

Peavler to Present at PMEA Choral Festival

Dr. Robert Peavler will present “The Games We Play: Choral Techniques in a Game-Playing Culture” at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 3 Region Choir Festival at Freeport High School on February 19, 2009.

Posted on 2/17/2009 10:38:39 PM

Chepaitis to Solo with Hershey Symphony Orchestra

Stanley Chepaitis will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra on February 21 in Hershey, Pa.

Posted on 2/13/2009 11:25:59 AM

Chepaitis and Hastings to Perform in Croatia and Slovenia

Stanley Chepaitis, violin, and Mary Logan-Hastings, soprano, have been invited to perform and present master classes in March 2009 in Zagreb and Ljubljana.

Posted on 2/8/2009 10:47:14 PM

IUP Music Faculty Guest Conduct Nationwide

Dr. Jack Stamp and Dr. Jason Worzbyt appear as guest conductors with high school ensembles across the country.

Posted on 2/8/2009 10:42:28 PM

Seniors Win at Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition

Two IUP Seniors, Steven Cosnek and Justin Polybank, were winners at the recent 2009 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition.

Posted on 2/3/2009 10:07:51 PM

Percussion Ensemble on the Road

The IUP Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Kingan, will be performing at the PMEA District 6 Band Festival on January 30.

Posted on 1/26/2009 9:28:49 AM

Sutton Trio to Perform in Mexico

IUP faculty chamber ensemble, the Sutton Trio, will perform in Mexico on January 27 and 28.

Posted on 1/23/2009 10:13:10 PM

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble to Perform in D.C.

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble will be performing at the 2009 U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference on Friday, January 30.

Posted on 1/23/2009 10:31:41 AM

Eisensmith to Be Guest Conductor at Altoona Jazz Festival

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith will be one of three guest conductors at the District 6 Jazz Festival in Altoona, Pa., this weekend, January 22–24, 2009.

Posted on 1/21/2009 10:44:56 PM

Johnstown Symphony Young Artists Winners Announced

IUP students were the top prize winners in the recent Johnstown Symphony Orchestra 2008–2009 Young Artist Competition.

Posted on 1/8/2009 5:18:11 PM

Voice Students Excel at NATS Competition

On November 14, 2008, eleven students from the IUP Music Department travelled to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Allegheny Mountain Chapter student auditions at Elizabethtown College. IUP students represented themselves very well.

Posted on 1/8/2009 5:11:43 PM

Music Department Announces Summer Music Camp

The Department of Music at IUP is pleased to announce plans for the inaugural Keystone Music Camp. Students at the weeklong, residential camp will be under the leadership and guidance of the artist faculty at IUP, distinguished alumni, and students.

Posted on 11/30/2008 8:34:07 PM

Music Fraternity, Sorority Present Swing Dance Benefit

IUP professional music fraternities Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota will present a swing-dance demonstration and dance November 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Cogswell Hall. Proceeds benefit the Alice Paul House, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

Posted on 10/31/2008 9:51:29 AM

Music Department's Hastings, Daughter in Concert October 28, 2008

Music faculty member Mary Logan Hastings and daughter Dora Logan Hastings will give a concert October 28, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 10/23/2008 1:53:29 PM

Peavler Coauthors Article in Journal of Singing

Robert Peavler recently coauthored “Team Teaching for Studio Class Success” in the Journal of Singing. He also serves on the College Music Society’s National Outreach in Higher Education Committee.

Posted on 10/1/2008 2:05:19 PM

IUP Music Department Concert Season Begins

The IUP Department of Music Concert Season kicks off September 16 with a performance by the IUP Percussion group Intensity.

Posted on 9/13/2008 10:05:59 PM

Music Department Announces Audition Dates

The IUP Department of Music has announced the dates for students to audition for entrance into the music program beginning the Fall 2009 term.

Posted on 9/13/2008 9:54:51 PM

Caulder and Worzbyt perform at conference of the International Double Reed Society

Stephanie Caulder and Jason Worzbyt performed at the thirty-seventh annual conference of the International Double Reed Society.

Posted on 8/7/2008 1:16:18 PM

Fifth Annual IUP/Yamaha “Sounds of Summer” Marching Percussion Camp

The Fifth Annual IUP/Yamaha “Sounds of Summer” Marching Percussion Camp will be presented on Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2, 2008 on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This year’s featured clinician is Bret Kuhn.

Posted on 6/9/2008 8:28:02 PM

Olmstead Golf Tournament

The Tenth Annual Olmstead Percussion Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008, beginning with a "Shotgun Start" at 1:00 p.m. at the Meadow Lane Golf Course in Indiana, Pa.

Posted on 5/27/2008 10:25:35 PM

IUP Faculty Present at PMEA In-Service Conference

Several IUP faculty members gave presentations or performances at the Annual In-Service Conference of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association in Hershey, Pa., April 17–19.

Posted on 4/12/2008 12:08:27 PM

Festival of Women Composers: March 27–29, 2008

From March 27- 29, the IUP Department of Music will host the Festival of Women Composers with guest artist Maria Loos, recorder.

Posted on 3/12/2008 3:50:33 PM

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