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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Rosie’s House, an academy of music for underserved youth in Phoenix.
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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.
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The Legacy Brass, IUP’s scholarship brass
quintet, performed the Saudi National Anthem for the Saudi National Day
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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.
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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.
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Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies,
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District 4 Festival on Friday, April 29, 2016.
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IUP piano professor Sun Min Kim adjudicated the Lois Streator/Lois Smith Competition in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 17, 2015.
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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.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken conducted the Blair County JH Choral Festival in Claysburg, Pa. on March 14-15,
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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.
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A recording of “Dichterliebe” by new IUP voice faculty member Oliver Lo
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Craig Denison's research on the testing of pitch discrimination of simultaneous tones is now available in the Journal Research Perspectives in Music Education.
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Visiting cellist Benjamin Whitcomb and pianist Vincent
deVries 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.
program will feature the Twelve Variations on “Ein Madchen oder
Weibchen” by Ludwig van Beethoven, and
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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On Tuesday, October 6, the IUP Choral Program will host the second annual Crimson Hawk Invitational Choral Conference.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken recently returned from a residency at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed three solo recitals in South Africa in July, and a solo recital in Singapore.
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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.
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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.
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Jeremy Leidhecker, BSEd ’09, was named the winner of the 2015 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers.
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Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet at IUP, recently returned from a
one-week conference of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) held in
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Director of Choral Studies, Ryan Beeken, visited several schools throughout the state interacting with nearly 1000 high school choristers.
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The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet at IUP, performed a three-day recital tour to local high schools.
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken adjudicated for the Music in the
Parks at Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 16,
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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,
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Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken led 175 fifth-grade students from
south-central Pennsylvania in song on Friday, May 8, 2015.
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Music education senior Anna Selene Very and master’s candidate in choral
conducting Jessica Zelenack are excited to join the Blue Lake staff.
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The IUP Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Martynuik, will present
its final concert of the academic year on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in
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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 the
IUP Jazz Ensemble, and featuring flautist Jim Walker as guest conductor.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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The IUP ACDA student chapter hosted the Kent State University Chorale and their conductor, Scott MacPherson, on Friday, March 20, 2015.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano
majors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 18,
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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,
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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.
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TrumpetFest 2015 is scheduled for February 19 through 22 and will
feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest
artist Douglas Wilson.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Beeken, recently served as the guest conductor for the NYSSMA Zone 3 Area All-State Women’s Choir.
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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
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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.
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Sarah Hetrick, saxophonist and junior music education major, won first
place in the 2015 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition on Sunday,
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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
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Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, recently returned from an eight-day residency at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music.
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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.
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Ryan Beeken, IUP director of Choral Studies, led 125 students from
central Pennsylvania through two days of rehearsals and a performance.
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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.
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Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently
won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition.
Posted on 11/20/2014 10:13:26 AM
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
The HoodleBug Brass will present their recital on Tuesday,
December 2, in Gorell Recital Hall. This program is free and open to the general
Posted on 11/11/2014 1:09:14 PM
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
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 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
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies, served as guest
conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 5
Honors Choir on November 1, 2014.
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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
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, recently returned from guest conducting festivals in Iowa and Ohio.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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